07/12/2020 10:05 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Nearly 280 Vietnamese citizens brought home from Saudi Arabia

Nearly 280 Vietnamese citizens in Saudi Arabia have been brought home safely on a flight operated by Bamboo Airways.

Passengers on the flight, arranged over December 5 and 6 by Vietnamese and Saudi Arabian agencies, included under-18 children and workers with expired visas or labour contracts along with those in special disadvantaged circumstances.

The Vietnamese Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and the staff at the Vietnamese embassy were present at the airport to help the citizens with boarding procedures. 

To ensure the passengers’ health and prevent the spread of COVID-19, Bamboo Airways strictly followed security, safety and epidemiological hygiene measures throughout the flight.

Immediately after the flight landed at Van Don airport in the northern province of Quang Ninh, the crew and passengers received health checks and were sent to quarantine in line with regulations.

The repatriation of Vietnamese citizens in disadvantaged circumstances will continue to be conducted according to citizens’ wish and based on the pandemic’s development and domestic quarantine capacity.