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.
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 nearly 27,000 local people stranded abroad due to Covid-19 return home, the ministry said.
This article was originally published in Dtinews