Gov't approves policy to organise flights repatriating Vietnamese from Ukraine
|Vietnamese evacuees from Ukraine boarded a bus arranged by the Vietnamese embassy in Poland. (Photo: Vietnamese Embassy in Poland)
Accordingly, with the spirit of humanity and placing the highest priority on the protection of Vietnamese citizens, the Government allows the organisation of flights repatriating Vietnamese people and their families, with the initial number of 900 Vietnamese people, who will depart from Poland, Romania or Moldova.
They will receive COVID-19 tests upon their arrival in Viet Nam and take necessary medical measures in line with the Ministry of Health’s instructions.
The Government assigned the Ministry of Transport to take the major charge of arranging the flights, while the Ministry of Finance was asked to finance the flights.
As part of efforts to implement the Prime Minister’s direction, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has worked with the Ministry of Transport to conduct two repatriation flights, one departing from Romania on March 7 and the other from Poland on March 8.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs plans to coordinate with relevant agencies to continue to arrange flights to evacuate Vietnamese people and their family members from dangerous areas in Ukraine to neighbouring countries, and bring those who wish to return to Viet Nam depending on the real situation and capacity of Viet Nam.
In recent days, Vietnamese representative offices in Ukraine and neighbouring countries have coordinated closely with local authorities and Vietnamese associations in host countries to support the Vietnamese community to evacuate from war areas and provide them with temporary accommodations and essential necessities.
According to the offices, as of March 4, almost of Vietnamese people in Kiev and Odessa and hundreds of people in Kharkov had been evacuated to neighbouring countries. Of them, 370 had come to Romania, 200 had been on the way from Moldova to Romania, 600 from Ukraine had arrived in Polland, about 125 had reached to Hungary and about 40 had come to Slovakia.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ group for citizen protection and representative offices are keeping a close watch on the situation and receiving requests from Vietnamese people through citizen protection hotlines.
Vietnamese in Ukraine and neighbouring countries who need support or wish to flee from war areas can contact the ministry and representative offices in countries through phone numbers as follows:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: 84-965411118, 84-981848484; Email: [email protected]
Vietnamese Embassy in Ukraine: 380 (63) 8638999
Vietnamese Embassy in Russia: 79916821617
Vietnamese Embassy in Poland: 0048782257359
Vietnamese Embassy in Romania: 0040744645037
Vietnamese Embassy in Slovakia: 421 2 5245 1263, 421 915 419 568.