Over 3,600 stranded Vietnamese to be brought home from Asian destinations

By Hoang Phong    April 4, 2021 | 08:44 pm PT
Over 3,600 stranded Vietnamese to be brought home from Asian destinations
Vietnamese citizens on a repatriation flight from Taiwan, May 29, 2020. Photo courtesy of Vietnam Airlines.
The government has given permission to carriers to operate flights in the next few weeks to bring home 3,640 Vietnamese stuck in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.

All returnees will be quarantined for 14 days and tested for Covid-19.

Vietnam Airlines would operate six flights to carry 1,600 people back from South Korea and Taiwan, the country's largest labor export markets, from now until the end of next month, Phap Luat TPHCM newspaper reported.

Budget carrier Vietjet Air will bring 1,380 people from South Korea, Taiwan and Japan on six flights to Cam Ranh and Da Nang airports in central Vietnam.

Bamboo Airways will deploy three flights to carry 660 Vietnamese from Japan and Taiwan.

The passengers will pay their own fares as well as quarantine and testing expenses.

Vietnam has suspended all inbound international commercial flights since March 2020, though the government has been allowing repatriation flights and special flights to bring foreign experts and investors to the country.

Over 75,000 people were repatriated last year.

Besides, Vietnam Airlines and Vietjet have been allowed to resume commercial flights this month from Hanoi and HCMC to some Asian destinations such as Seoul in South Korea, Taipei in Taiwan and Tokyo in Japan.

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