The passengers were mostly children under the age of 18, the elderly, sick people, pregnant women, graduate students, stranded tourists and people whose visas had expired but could not leave the countries.
The flight stopped at Frankfurt International Airport in Germany and Madrid Barajas International Airport in Spain for the passengers to board.
The embassies of Vietnam in European countries had closely cooperated with local authorities to help the Vietnamese nationals complete all required procedures and safely make their journey home.
Landing at Da Nang International Airport in the central city of Da Nang on May 16, the passengers and cabin crew members were provided with medical checkups and sent to state-designated facilities for compulsory quarantine for 14 days.
Vietnam will continue to arrange flights to bring back its citizens home in the coming time, depending on the pandemic's situation, the country’s quarantine capacity and the demand of Vietnamese citizens living overseas.