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The flight was conducted by Vietnamese authorities, Vietnamese Embassy in Canada, Vietnam Airlines and relevant Canadian agencies.

Passengers on the flight included children under 18, the elderly, people with illnesses, students who completed their courses in Canada, stranded tourists and people visiting relatives in Canada whose visas had expired and those in extremely difficult circumstances.

The Vietnamese Embassy in Canada sent staff to provide pre-departure assistance to the passengers at Toronto Pearson International Airport before they boarded the flight.

During the flight, safety and preventive measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 were strictly carried out by the national flag carrier to protect the passengers’ health.

All crew members and passengers were given medical checkups and sent to quarantine sites in line with regulations right after landing at Quang Ninh’s Van Don International Airport.

More flights to repatriate Vietnamese citizens will be arranged in the future, depending on the COVID-19 situation and domestic quarantine capacity./.

BTA