Vietnamese citizens at the airport in the US (Photo: baoquocte.vn)

The flight was arranged by Vietnamese authorities, representative bodies in the US, Vietnam Airlines, and relevant US authorities.

The passengers included children under 18, the elderly, the sick, stranded tourists, students lacking accommodation due to dormitory closure, and other people with special disadvantages.

Vietnam’s representative bodies in the US actively assisted the citizens. In particular, the Consulate General in Houston sent staff members to help them to dealt with procedures before boarding.

Security, safety and hygiene measures were strictly applied by Vietnam Airlines during the flight to protect the passengers’ health and prevent the transmission of COVID-19.

All passengers and crew members received health check-ups and were sent to concentrated quarantine sites in line with regulations right after landing at Van Don airport in Quang Ninh province.

Such repatriation flights will be arranged in the coming time to bring home more overseas Vietnamese citizens basing on their demand, pandemic developments and the domestic quarantine capacity./.

BTA