The passengers included children under 18, pregnant women, the ill, students without accommodations, workers with expired labor contracts, and those facing other difficulties.

Vietnamese citizens wait for boarding at Narita airport.

Security, safety and hygiene measures were carried out throughout the flight to protect their health and prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

Right after landing in Cam Ranh international airport in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa, the passengers and crew-members received health check-up. They were sent to concentrated quarantine facilities in line with the regulations.

In the future, more flights are set to be conducted in the time ahead to repatriate Vietnamese citizens with disadvantaged circumstances, depending on their need and quarantine capacity at home.

Source: VNA