Photo for illustration (Source: VNA)

The flight was conducted by Vietnamese authorities, the Vietnamese Embassy in Norway, Qatar Airways and relevant agencies of Norway.

The passengers were workers with expired contracts and without accommodations.

The Vietnamese Embassy had closely worked with local relevant agencies to help the citizens travel to the airport and assist them with boarding procedures.

During the flight, strict security, safety and epidemiological measures were applied to ensure passengers’ health and prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

After landing in Noi Bai International Airport, all passengers and crew members had their health checked and sent to quarantine sites in line with regulations.

More repatriation flights will be arranged in the coming time to bring home Vietnamese citizens abroad in disadvantaged circumstances in line with citizens’ wishes, the development of the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine capacity in the country./.

BTA