The Philippine missions in UAE on Friday through a joint statement clarified that overseas Filipinos in UAE who wish to return to the Philippines can do so by themselves.
“OFWs can directly book or rebook with airlines and reopened flights; no need to ask the embassy or consulate,” the advisory noted.
It added that both embassy and consulate do not interfere with the commercial bookings of any airlines and give passenger list to airlines.
“There is also no group booking reserved by the embassy or consulate,” it added.
Further, if an OFWs tries to rebook on flights that have been reopened, they can do it directly with the airlines.
The advisory also stated that if airlines ask them to enlist or inquire with the Embassy for rebooking of air tickets, they may tell them it’s not needed and show the advisory below: