COVID-19: Vietnamese Embassy in Australia coordinated to repatriate 350 Vietnamese nationals

Update: 14:10 | 15/07/2020
Vietnam Airlines on July 13 conducted a repatriation flight, bringing home 350 more Vietnamese citizens stranded in Australia due to the novel coronavirus.
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Onboard the flight were mostly children, the elderly, pregnant women, sick people, those with illnesses, and workers and students made homeless after their working contracts ended or campus closed, and other cases in especially difficult circumstances.

With the Australian Government restricting travel and interstate closure due to the Covid-19 epidemic,

Vietnamese agencies and the Vietnamese Embassy in Australia collaborated with relevant Australian agencies to facilitate the citizens’ travel in the context of travel restrictions imposed by the Australian government.

Vietnamese Embassy in the UK collaborated to repatriate over 340 citizens on July 12 and 13

Vietnamese Embassy in the UK collaborated to repatriate over 340 citizens on July 12 and 13

The Vietnamese representative missions dispatched officials to the airport to assist the citizens with necessary procedures before they boarded the plane.

Preventive measures were seriously taken during the flight. After landing at Noi Bai International Airport in Ha Noi, crew members and passengers underwent medical check-ups and were placed in quarantine as regulated.

Under the Prime Minister’s instructions, Vietnamese authorities and representative offices abroad will continue conducting more flights to bring Vietnamese citizens home in the coming time, based on the pandemic developments at home and abroad, the citizens’ aspirations, and quarantine capacity in localities.

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