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The flight was conducted by Vietnamese authorities, the Vietnamese Embassy, the national flag carrier and relevant US agencies.

Passengers on the flight included children under 18 years old, the elderly, businesspeople on short trips, Vietnamese intellectuals working for international organizations, students having difficulties in accommodations, and people in disadvantaged circumstances.

The Vietnamese Embassy in the US supported the citizens during their journeys to the airport where the flight took off, and in completing procedures before boarding.

During the flight, strict security, safety and hygiene measures were applied to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

Right after landing at Van Don International Airport in the northeastern province of Quang Ninh, all the crew members and passengers received medical check-ups and were put under quarantine in line with current regulations.

On October 11, nearly 180 Vietnamese citizens from Brunei were repatriated safely thanks to joint efforts by Vietnamese authorities, the Vietnamese Embassy in Brunei, Lilama company and budget carrier Vietjet.

Passengers on board were workers whose labour contracts expired, and others in difficult circumstances.

Staff of the Vietnamese Embassy in the Brunei was sent to the airport to support the citizens with procedures before boarding.

Vietjet Air applied strict security, safety and hygiene measures during the flight to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Upon landing at Can Tho International Airport, all the crew members and passengers were given medical check-ups and put under quarantine in line with current regulations.

More repatriation flights will be conducted in the coming time to bring Vietnamese citizens home, depending on their demand and domestic quarantine capacity./.

 

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