Under the plan, the national flag carrier, Viet Nam
Airlines, will conduct 14 flights from Thailand, India, the
Netherlands, Chinese Taipei, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, the UK,
Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Finland, Sweden, Canada, Angola, and the U.S.
The low-cost airline, Vietjet Air, will bring
Vietnamese citizens from Myanmar, Chinese Taipei, the RoK, Singapore, and
Japan with five flights meanwhile Bamboo Airways will deploy two flights to
repatriate citizens from Singapore and Kuwait.
Passengers have to afford their airfare. Vietnamese
nationals who wish to go home from abroad have to register to the Vietnamese
embassies or representative offices in their host countries. After getting
approval, they are permitted to buy tickets to fly back home.
Earlier, from mid-April to May 17, Viet Nam launched
13 flights to repatriate Vietnamese citizens from Japan, the U.S., Canada,
France, Russia, Spain and Singapore.
These flights landed in Noi Bai International
Airport (or Van Don Airport) and Tan Son Nhat international airport (or Can
All passengers were medically checked and
quarantined upon arrivals as currently regulated.
Last Friday, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc
requested competent authorities to have a roadmap for safe repatriation of
Vietnamese citizens stranded abroad due to COVID-19 pandemic, while he was
addressing a meeting on COVID-19 prevention and control.
The request was made as a great number of citizens
are wishing to return home while the nation went almost a month without new
community infection of COVID-19 [as of May 15]. /.