New travel guides for OFWs returning to Philippines revealed

Are you an OFW abroad and planning to go back to the Philippines? Below are the new travel guides posted by the Philippine Embassy in Saudi Arabia for returning Filipinos. 

Step 1 – Registration

Returning OFWs should register online via or scan the QR code in the post. A clear photo needs to be attached in the bio-page. 

Step 2 – Email confirmation and QR code

Travellers will receive a confirmation email and QR code. Save it in your phone or print the QR code.

Step 3 – Briefing

Upon arrival at the airport, a briefing will be held and tackle the process. 

Step 4 – Verification and barcoding 

Go to the Verification Counter and show the QR code. You will be given six barcode stickers by the representatives. Place one barcode sticker on your passport. 

Step 5 – Swab testing

You will be required to go to one of the Testing Booths inside the airport. Give the remaining five barcode stickers to the swabber. 

Step 6 – Immigration

Go to the immigration counter and show them your passport with the barcode sticker. 

Step 7 – Quarantine Facility Assignment

To know your Quarantine Centre Assignment, go the following desks if you are 


Seafarer with Local Manning Agency – LMA

Non-OFW Returning Filipino – DOT

Step 8 – Result 

The result will be sent via an SMS message and email within 72 hours.

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  1. Pano po ba ung guide line sa pabalik sa Uae abu dhabi para mag trabaho may guidelines po ba sa airport or document na kailngan i process

  2. Tulongan naman po sana ninyo akoka uwi. Last January pa end contract ko. Dapat flight ko ng April 17,2020 hangang naging may 28,2020
    I’m suffering depression na dhil sa dami ko ng problema. Please help me to go back in Philippines. I’m here at Dammam Saudi Arabia.

  3. pls tulongan nyo po sna kame dito sa shanghai china dame po namin stranded dito gustong gusto na po nmin umuwi kc mostly wala na po kame mga work my mga sakit at bontes pa mga kasama ko almiost 100 kame ung iba lage cancelled flyt sna mabigyan nyo action ang hinaing sa,ating mga gobyerno. kc ilang beses na kame humingi ng tulong sa consulate dito sa shanghai pero wala po silang action d namin alm kng matulongan po kame dito na mga ofw.

  4. Sa pag fill up po ng information need ng cp # dun panu po kung wala pang Philippine number 3days before umuwi ng pinas kailangan mkapag submit na ng info ano.pong gagawin dun sa blank na yun? Salamat po sa pagtugon ..God bless us !!!

  5. Hi po nag register na po ako,and may na receive na akong email.pero kahapon po ndi ko na po maopen yung link,ndi na makita yung QR code..pano po kaya yun sir/ma’am?

  6. Any procedure for OFWs who travelled to other countries with their employer prior to the planned vacation to the Philippines.Did swab test prior to the travel and upon arriving after the trip.All swab test negative


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