Over 340 Vietnamese citizens return home from Japan

Monday, 2020-05-25 21:10:52
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Vietnamese citizens perform boarding procedures at the airport in Japan on May 25, 2020. (Photo: Foreign Ministry)
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NDO/VNA - Over 340 Vietnamese citizens living in Japan were brought home safely on May 25.

The trip was arranged by Vietnamese and Japanese authorities, the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan, and national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines.

Passengers included children under 18, the elderly, the ill, pregnant women, workers whose visas and labour contracts had expired, and students. After landing at Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport, they underwent health check-ups and were then quarantined.

On the outbound flight, Vietnam Airlines carried a batch of medical masks from the Vietnamese Government for the Japanese people.

Depending on Vietnamese citizens’ wishes, the quarantine capacity in localities, and the situation surrounding the pandemic, Vietnamese authorities, representative agencies overseas, and airlines will arrange more commercial flights to bring more Vietnamese home, in line with the Prime Minister’s directions.