More than 340 Vietnamese citizens from Australia were brought home on a repatriation flight which landed at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City on August 20.
Vietnamese people wait for the repatriation flight on August 20. Photo by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the flight was arranged by local authorities of the two countries and the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines.
Passengers include children aged under 18, the elderly, the ill, workers with expired visas and labour contracts, students without accommodations, stranded tourists, and those in disadvantaged circumstances.
After landing safely at the airport, all passengers and crew members were given health check-ups and sent to quarantine areas in line with regulations.
To date, over 100 repatriation flights have been arranged by Vietnamese authorities since April 10 to help over 27,000 local people stranded abroad due to Covid-19 return home, the ministry said.
- Chelsea Manning could be barred from entering Australia
- Boat of asylum seekers runs aground in crocodile-infested waters in Australia
- Australia outcry at 'final solution' speech
- NHS to recruit doctors from Australia to replace aging GPs
- Paddy Power Betfair’s earnings to be hit by extra taxes in Australia
- Mother ‘numb’ at death of son killed by sea snake in Australia
Over 340 more Vietnamese citizens return from Australia have 202 words, post on dtinews.vn at August 21, 2020. This is cached page on Talk Vietnam. If you want remove this page, please contact us.