303 OFWs back home from Kuwait

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) welcomed yesterday 303 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) who were repatriated from Kuwait.

The chartered flight that brought the repatriates home landed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 at around 11:50 p.m.

Upon disembarkation, the repatriates filled out health declaration forms and information sheets in accordance with standard protocols of the Bureau of Quarantine.

​After this, they were brought to a halfway home of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, where they will stay for the duration of the quarantine period.

The DFA and its partner agencies continue to adhere to the whole-of-government approach in providing assistance to OFWs all over the world.

On Friday, the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait appealed to all undocumented Filipinos and Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) with absconding cases to take advantage of the Kuwaiti government’s amnesty program.

​Kuwait Government announced on 1 April 2020 that it is giving amnesty to all undocumented foreigners and those with absconding cases to further control the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Kuwait.