The flight was arranged by the Vietnamese authorities, the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan, Vietjet Air, and relevant Japanese agencies.

Most of the passengers were children under the age of 18; pregnant women; elderly and ill people, as well as workers whose contracts expired; students whose dormitories closed and other people in difficulty.

Vietnamese citizens flown home from Japan. Photo for illustration

The Vietnamese Embassy sent its staff members to the airport to assist them with boarding procedures. Meanwhile, Vietjet strictly implemented in-flight security and medical measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

After landing at Cam Ranh international airport in the south central province of Khanh Hoa, all crewmembers and passengers were put under quarantine in line with the health regulations.

In the near future, similar flights will be conducted to repatriate Vietnamese citizens in disadvantaged situations, depending on their needs and the country’s quarantine capacity.

Translated by Chung Anh