(VNA), Oct. 22 -- Close to 340 Vietnamese citizens were flown home from more than 30 countries across Europe , America and Africa on October 20-21 as part of joint efforts by relevant Vietnamese agencies and local authorities.

Passengers on the repatriation flight , operated by national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines, included children under 18, the elderly, the ill, workers whose visas and contracts had expired, students without accommodations, and others in difficult circumstances.

Vietnamese missions in the foreign countries had coordinated with local authorities to facilitate these expats' travel to a Paris airport before they undertook all pre-departure procedures and boarded the flight home from there with the help of staff fr...