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The flight was arranged by Vietnamese authorities, Vietnamese missions in Europe, national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines and related authorities of the host countries.

Passengers on the flight included under-18 children, the elderly, the sick, and students who finished their study but without accommodation, workers with expired visas or labour contracts, and those in extremely difficult circumstances.

Vietnamese missions in Europe supported the citizens to travel to the airport in Frankfurt, Germany.

The Consulate General of Vietnam in Frankfurt (Gemany) sent its staff to the airport to help the citizens with check-in procedures before boarding.

During the flight, strict security, safety and disease prevention measures were applied to ensure health for the citizens and prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

After landing at Tan Son Nhat international airport in Ho Chi Minh City, all crew members and passengers on the flight were given health checks and sent to quarantine in accordance with regulations.

In the coming time, the repatriation of Vietnamese citizens in disadvantaged circumstances abroad will be arranged depending on citizens’ wish, the developments of the pandemic and quarantine capacity at home./.

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