Consul General of Vietnam in Khon Kaen Chu Duc Dung gives an excuse to overseas Vietnamese return home by road (Photo: VNA)

On the morning of January 12, more than 60 overseas Vietnamese living and working in the Northeastern region of Thailand in difficult circumstances returned to Vietnam by road in the context that commercial flights are still very few and expensive.

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been many flights to bring Vietnamese citizens home. However, bringing citizens home by road through a third country is unprecedented.

According to Consul General of Vietnam in Khon Kaen Chu Duc Dung, bringing Vietnamese citizens home by road is a big challenge, that is, the procedures for applying for permission to open, enter and exit the three different countries of Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. In addition, because it was only in Laos for one day, the coordination must also be very rhythmic, precise and very meticulous.

Consul General Chu Duc Dung said that bringing overseas Vietnamese home by road greatly reduces costs for them and helps Vietnamese living and working in Thailand return home to celebrate Tet.

On this occasion, the Consul General also thanked the local authorities, especially Mukdahan province, and the immigration police of Thailand and Laos, for creating favorable conditions for Vietnamese citizens to return home safely, conveniently and fast.

"After more than 2 years of the outbreak of the pandemic, being returned to my hometown to meet my relatives again, I am extremely touched and thankful for the care of the authorities. In the foreign land, in difficult circumstances, we can feel and understand deeply about the gestures of overseas Vietnamese, as well as the officers of the Consulate General," shared Ms. Tran Thi Tram Oanh, one of the citizens who were allowed to return home on this occasion./.

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