Vietnamese citizens repatriated from Canada amid COVID-19

(VOVWORLD) -340 Vietnamese citizens left stranded in Canada due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic have been safely repatriated, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Vietnamese citizens repatriated from Canada amid COVID-19 - ảnh 1 Vietnamese citizens queue for check-in procedures at the airport. (Thanh Tuyen / VOV5)

A Vietnam Airline plane carrying the citizens touched down at Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport on Sunday.

Passengers on board the plane were minors under 18, the elderly, people with underlying illnesses, students without accommodation, guest workers with expired visas and labour contracts, holidaymakers and others in especially difficult circumstances.

The Vietnamese Consulate General in Vancouver (Canada) sent officials to the airport to assist citizens to complete necessary procedures before they boarded the plane.

Vietnam Airlines strictly implemented security, safety and epidemiological measures during the flight to protect the passengers’ health and prevent the possible spread of the virus.

After the plane landed at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport, all passengers and crew members underwent medical supervision and were transferred to quarantine facilities in accordance with regulations.