The plane lands at Van Don airport (Photo: nhandan.com.vn)

The passengers, from different states in the US, included children under 18, the elderly, the sick, labourers with expired contracts or visas, stranded tourists, and students who have finished their courses and lack accommodation due to dormitory closure, and others with disadvantages.

Vietnamese representative agencies in the US actively assisted the citizens, many of whom had to move from distant places or needed special support. The Consulate General in San Francisco also sent its staff members to the airport to directly help them complete boarding procedures.

During the flight, disease prevention measures were strictly carried out to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

All passengers and the crew received check-ups immediately after the plane landed at Van Don Airport in Quang Ninh province and were sent to concentrated quarantine sites in line with regulations.

Under the Prime Minister’s direction, domestic agencies and overseas representative agencies of Vietnam are continuing to build plans to arrange more flights to return Vietnamese citizens abroad, based on overseas Vietnamese’s demand and domestic quarantine capacity./.

BTA