Vietnam Airlines, with support from the Vietnamese
and UK governments, operated a repatriation flight for more than
one hundred UK citizens stranded in Vietnam and Cambodia, earlier
The flight took off from Phnom Penh on Monday
evening (13 April), made a brief stop in Hanoi to pick up more UK
citizens, and then departed for London.
All UK citizens arriving in Hanoi from Phnom Penh
stayed inside the airport, had their body temperature and health
checked, and then remained in a special zone
before boarding the flight to London.
Passengers were mostly tourists and included a few
who have recovered from COVID19 after receiving treatment in
The flight to the UK also carried face masks from
the government and people of Vietnam to their UK counterparts to
assist in the prevention and control of the COVID19 pandemic.
Vietnam Airlines used the flight to
repatriate some of its own citizens stranded in the UK. The return
flight, which landed at Van Don International Airport near Ha Long
on the morning of 15 April, included students under the age of 18, the elderly, and
The flight was the 6th repatriation service
operated by Vietnam Airlines for
Vietnamese nationals during the