Vietnamese representative agencies in Ukraine and neighbouring countries have received about 3,500 Vietnamese people who fled from war areas in Ukraine.
As of March 7 afternoon, more than 2,200 people had been evacuated to Poland, 830 to Romania, more than 100 to Slovakia, and about 20 to Russia.
The agencies have helped the Vietnamese with relevant procedures and provided them with necessary documents to enter and transit in countries, while coordinating with local authorities and Vietnamese associations in host countries to receive, arrange shelters and means of transportation for them, and provide necessities for them.
On March 7, Vietnam Airlines’ VN88 flight left Hanoi for Bucharest, Romania, to pick up Vietnamese citizens, which is scheduled to land in Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi on March 8 noon.
The Vietnamese Embassy in Romania has supported the people to travel to the airport, while working with the Romanian Foreign Ministry and airport authorities to support them with exit procedures.
Currently, the Foreign Ministry is actively working with relevant ministries, sectors and agencies as well as Bamboo Airways to operate flight QH9066 on March 9 to carry 270 Vietnamese citizens from Warsaw, Poland, to Vietnam. It is scheduled to land in Noi Bai on March 10 morning.
Vietnamese representative agencies in Poland and Romania remain open to receive registration for seats in next flights through https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdQqfqeq3QTxl8CKLqbAwkQnOpHiRu8wj8hiN2lqhnqp4j-OA/viewform.
Vietnamese people in Ukraine and surrounding countries who need support or want to flee from war areas or return to Vietnam can contact and place their registrations through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Vietnamese representative agencies through following phone numbers:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: 84-965411118, 84-981848484; Email: email@example.com
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, 421 915 044 329, 421 915 419 568
Vietnamese Embassy in Hungary: 36 308 385 699.
Approval given to arrangement of repatriation flights for Vietnamese leaving Ukraine
Standing Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh has given approval to the Ministry of Transport’s proposal on the arrangement of repatriation flights for Vietnamese living in Ukraine and their families on March 7 and 9.
Deputy PM Minh assigned the Ministry of Finance to allocate funding for the flights and the Ministry of Health has been tasked to provide instructions for COVID-19 preventive rules during the repatriation of the Vietnamese citizens.
As of 5:00pm on March 6, more than 2,600 Vietnamese nationals had been evacuated from war-ravaged areas in Ukraine by Vietnamese missions in Ukraine and neighbouring countries. Of the people, over 1,700 were moved to Poland, some 290 to Hungary, nearly 600 to Romania and more than 40 to Slovakia.
The Vietnamese missions have assisted the people in completing required legal steps to enter these third countries and cooperated with local authorities and Vietnamese associations to provide them with temporary accommodations, food and other necessities.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has been busy working with concerned ministries and agencies and airlines for the takeoff of the repatriation flight from Romania on March 7 and the other from Poland on March 9.
The first, operated by national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines, departed from Hanoi for Romania around March 7 noon. It is scheduled to return to Hanoi the next morning, bringing home 283 Vietnamese people from Bucharest.
The second by Bamboo Airways will fly to Warsaw, Poland on March 9 to repatriate some 270 citizens. It is scheduled to land in Hanoi the next morning.
The Civil Aviation Authority is planning to organise one more flight to Bucharest on March 10 under the proposal of the MOFA’s Consular Department.
The Hanoi Department of Health has agreed to waive the requirement of negative COVID-19 tests or certification of COVID-19 vaccination for Vietnamese leaving Ukraine prior to the departure of their flight home.
However, the returnees are required to strictly observe the 5K and other COVID-19 preventive rules set by the Ministry of Health during their travel. They must also contact a medical station nearest to their residence to go into medical monitoring and test for COVID-19 in accordance with current regulations.
The spirit of solidarity, mutual love and mutual affection of Vietnamese compatriots in Ukraine and other countries shows precious Vietnamese traditions.
Two flights repatriating Vietnamese people form Ukraine will depart from Romania and Poland this week.
About 800 Vietnamese people have been safely evacuated to Romania from Ukraine as of March 6 morning, according to incomplete data.