105 Vietnamese repatriated from Indonesia amid COVID-19

(VOVWORLD) - A Vietjet Air flight carrying 105 Vietnamese citizens from Indonesia landed at Can Tho International Airport in southern Vietnam on Sunday afternoon. All of them were immediately brought to a quarantine facility of the Army’s 897 Regiment in Soc Trang province.  

105 Vietnamese repatriated from Indonesia amid COVID-19 - ảnh 1 Vietnamese in Indonesia board a plane to Vietnam

(Photo: Huong Tra, VOV reporter in Indonesia)

The flight was arranged by Vietnamese authorities, the Vietnamese Embassy in Jakarta, Vietjet Air, and Indonesian agencies. The returnees are those from disadvantaged backgrounds such as children, elderly people, students without places to live and people whose visas have expired. 

Ton Thi Thuy Trang, a Vietnamese student in Indonesia, told a VOV reporter: “I feel happy when the Vietnamese government helps us return to Vietnam when the pandemic is ravaging Indonesia. I extend my thanks to the Vietnamese government, the Vietnamese Embassy in Indonesia, and the Indonesian government for organizing this flight.”