Vietnamese citizens brought home from UK

Thursday, 2020-06-04 17:36:37
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Vietnam Ambassador to UK and North Ireland Tran Ngoc An (5th from right) and other embassy officials with Vietnamese citizens at Heathrow Airport in London (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA - Nearly 340 Vietnamese citizens have been brought home safely from the UK on a flight that touched down in Vietnam on June 4.

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

It left Heathrow Airport in London on June 3 and landed at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City.

The passengers were children, students, the elderly and sick along with a number of tourists whose UK visas had expired but were previously unable to leave due to border closures.

The Embassy of Vietnam in London has instructed citizens to complete all required procedures and cooperate with local authorities to support them during their journey home.

Upon landing, passengers and cabin crew members undertook medical checks and were quarantined in line with regulations.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Transport and other Government’s agencies, Vietnam Airline will continue arranging flights to bring its citizens home depending on the COVID-19 pandemic's developments, quarantine capacity of Vietnamese localities, and the demand of Vietnamese citizens living overseas.