350 Vietnamese citizens in Australia fly home
12:28 | 14/07/2020

VGP – A Viet Nam Airlines flight carrying 350 Vietnamese citizens in Australia landed at Noi Bai International Airport on July 13, said Foreign Ministry.

Passengers onboard the flight included children under 18, the elderly, pregnant women, people with sickness, workers with expired labor contracts, students without residence due to the closure of dormitories and other disadvantaged cases. 

Pecautious measures were implemented throughout the flight and all the passengers and the crew members were medically checked and quarantined upon arrival.

This is the third flight carrying Vietnamese citizens in Australia home due to the outbreaks of the COVID-19 pandemic. The two previous flights, on June 2 and July 7, repatriated more than 350 Vietnamese citizens in Australia and New Zealand. 

This is the 41th repatriation flight arranged since April 24, bringing home 11,346 Vietnamese citizens stranded abroad due to COVID-19.

As of July 14, Viet Nam has entered the 89th day without new COVID-19 community infection case and 352 out of the total 373 COVID-19 cases have been cleared of the virus, making up 94.4%./.

By Thuy Dung

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