The flight was arranged by Vietnamese and French authorities, and the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines.

Vietnamese citizens wait to check in.

Passengers included children under 18, the elderly, pregnant women, people with illness, students without accommodation, stranded tourists, and laborers with expired contracts and visas.

Right after landing at the airport, all the passengers were given health check-ups and then sent to quarantine areas in accordance with current regulations.

Also on August 2, more than 230 Vietnamese citizens in Thailand were brought home on a flight organized by Vietnamese and Thai authorities and budget carrier Vietjet Air.

More flights are expected to be launched in the time ahead to repatriate overseas Vietnamese citizens in accordance with their wish, the pandemic situation and quarantine capacity at home.

Source: VNA