Abroad Filipino Workers (OFWs) are presently permitted to come back to Hong Kong and Macau in the wake of being excluded from the movement limitations forced by the administration, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Tuesday. OFW Pinoy Exempted from Travel Ban To Hong Kong and Macau.
In a tweet, Brigido Dulay, DFA Undersecretary for Civilian Security and Consular Concern, said OFWs venturing out to China’s Special Administrative Regions are absolved from Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases’ (IATF-EID) travel boycott.
As per the Department of Health (DOH), this new arrangement was settled on by the IATF-EID in a gathering today.
OFW Pinoy Exempted from Travel Ban To Hong Kong and Macau
“The Task Force additionally consented to approve travel to Hong Kong and Macau for perpetual occupants of the separate Special Administrative Regions, Filipinos leaving abroad for study, and Overseas Filipino Workers, given that the voyagers sign an assertion connoting their insight and comprehension of the dangers in question,” the DOH said in an announcement.
The team likewise made plans to permit Filipinos and their remote life partners or kids, and holders of discretionary visas to enter the nation subject to a 14-day isolate.
At first, just Filipinos and holders of lasting occupant visas going from terrain China, Macau, and Hong Kong were permitted section into the nation.
These new exclusions in the movement limitations depended on “careful hazard appraisal of the present circumstance,” as indicated by DOH.
The DOH included that the more than 538 Filipino groups and travelers of the MV Diamond Princess presently isolated at the Yokohama Port in Japan and who will demand repatriation will be obliged by the Philippine government in agreement to rules set by the division.
“We guarantee our kababayans (kinsmen) onboard the M/V Diamond Princess that your wellbeing and prosperity is of most extreme significance to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and this administration,” Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said.
The DOH guaranteed it will follow exacting contamination control and isolate strategies to guarantee the wellbeing of the Filipinos on board the journey boat and wellbeing laborers who will man the isolated office that will briefly house them once they land in the nation.
“DOH, with the help of accomplice offices will repatriate the Filipinos from the said journey transport. We will intently facilitate with concerned workplaces and nearby government units to give a consistent and effective repatriation plan for our kababayans,” said Duque.
IATF recently restricted guests originating from terrain China, Hong Kong, and Macau which likewise denies Filipinos from making a trip to the said nations because of the COVID-19 flare-up.