Vietnamese people urgently evacuated from Ukraine

(VOVWORLD) - Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh has approved the Ministry of Transport’s proposal on the arrangement of repatriation flights for Vietnamese living in Ukraine and their families on March 7 and 9.
Vietnamese people urgently evacuated from Ukraine - ảnh 1The Vietnamese Embassy staff receive Vietnamese people traveling from Ukraine to  Keleti station in Budapest, Hungary. (photo:

Deputy PM Minh assigned the Ministry of Finance to allocate funding for the flights and the Ministry of Health to provide instructions for COVID-19 preventive rules during the repatriation process.

Yesterday more than 3,500 Vietnamese nationals had been evacuated from fighting areas in Ukraine by Vietnamese missions in Ukraine and neighbouring countries, including over 2,200 being moved to Poland, some 310 to Hungary, 830 to Romania, and more than 100 to Slovakia. The Vietnamese missions have assisted the people to complete required legal steps to enter the third countries and cooperated with the local authorities and Vietnamese associations to provide them with temporary accommodations, food and other necessities.

The first flight, operated by Vietnam Airlines, departed from Hanoi for Romania yesterday. It is scheduled to return to Hanoi today, bringing home 287 Vietnamese people from Bucharest. The second by Bamboo Airways will fly to Warsaw, Poland tomorrow to repatriate some 270 citizens and return to in Hanoi the following day.

The Hanoi Department of Health has agreed to waive the requirement of negative COVID-19 tests or certification of COVID-19 vaccination for Vietnamese leaving Ukraine prior to the departure of their flight home. But the returnees are required to strictly observe the 5K and other COVID-19 preventive rules during their travel and have COVID-19 test upon arrival according to the Vietnamese law.
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