Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner plane of Bamboo Airways (Photo: vnexpress.net)

This flight is operated by Vietnam's Bamboo Airways.

According to the minister, this is the first repatriating flight in the COVID-19 pandemic coordinated at the European level.

In addition to the passengers on board, the flight also carried thousands of face masks donated by Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security to the Czech Republic, along with 500,000 face masks ordered from Vietnam by the Czech Republic.

"The government of Vietnam created conditions for preparing the flight and we accelerated the process of granting license," said Foreign Minister Petricek, talking with journalists.

According to Mr. Petricek, the EU and the Czech Republic paid for this flight under the coordination mechanism of Europe.

In recent days, the Czech Foreign Ministry has repatriated thousands of citizens by air.

Similar flights are being prepared to evacuate Czech citizens from Peru and Thailand./.

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