News 233 displaced OFWs from Saudi Arabia return to Philippines

233 displaced OFWs from Saudi Arabia return to Philippines


Philippine’s Department of Foreign Affairs announced that a total of 574 overseas Filipino workers from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and France have already been repatriated amid Covid-19 pandemic.

According to a press release, 233 land-based OFWs from Jeddah and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and 341 Filipino seafarer of Costa Smeralda from Marseilles, France have arrived in the Philippines on April 22.

“As we expect to bring home over 35,000 more OFWs, we appeal to our kabayan to strictly observe and comply with quaratine procedures imposed on all returning OFws by the IATF,” Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Migrant Workers’ Affairs Sarah Lou Y. Arriola said.

Upon disembarkation, the repatriates were subjected to mandatory health assessment of the Department of Health-Bureau of Quarantine (DOH-BOQ). In compliance with the DOH health protocols, they will undergo a 14-day facility-based quarantine and be subjected to Rapid Antibody Testing for COVID-19.

During this critical situation, the DFA upholds the whole-of-government approach by continuously collaborating and cooperating with the DOH, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), the Department of Transportation (DOTr), the Philippine Coast Guard as well as the private sector to ensure the safety and welfare of Filipinos around the world.

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