Vietnamese citizens at  the airport in Taiwan (China) (Photo: baoquocte.vn)

According the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the flight was organized by relevant Vietnamese agencies, the Vietnam Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei and relevant agencies of Taiwan (China). 

The passengers on the repatriation flight are the elderly, children under 18 years old, workers with expired contracts, pregnant women, university students who have concluded their studies and tourists or visitors who were stranded in the territory due to the coronavirus crisis.

The Vietnam Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei (China) sent officials to the airport to assist the citizens with necessary procedures before they boarded the aircraft.

Pandemic prevention measures were implemented strictly during the flight. All the passengers and crew members underwent medical check-ups and were transferred to quarantine facilities according to regulations on COVID-19 prevention and control after landing at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City.

On May 29th, Vietnam Airlines also conducted a flight, repatriating more than 340 Vietnamese citizens stranded in Taiwan (China), with most of them pregnant women. 

At the direction of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Vietnamese representative offices abroad and domestic airlines will continue to conduct flights bringing home citizens stranded overseas by the pandemic, depending on local quarantine capacity and citizens’ demand./.

BTA