45 Filipinos stranded in Seoul repatriated by the DFA

Filipino passengers wave Philippine flags as they board their flight to the Philippines on 14 May 2020, after being stranded for almost two weeks in the transit area of Incheon International Airport. (Seoul PE photo)

The Philippine Embassy in Seoul assisted in the repatriation of 45 stranded Filipinos to Manila on May 14, 2020 via Korean Airlines Flight KE 623.

The Embassy, upon receiving confirmation from Korean Air of the Filipino nationals among the stranded passengers at Incheon International Airport, coordinated with the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila and sent a team to the airport on May 4 to meet with and to check on the conditions of the stranded Filipino passengers

Leading up to their departure, the Embassy officials went to the airport several times from during the May 4 to 14 timeframe to provide Filipinos with assistance, including financial aid amounting to KRW 130,000 for each passenger from the Embassy and Philippine Overseas Labor Office-Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (POLO-OWWA). Face masks, sanitizers, vitamins, blankets, toiletries, and meals were likewise provided.

For more information, visit https://www.seoulpe.dfa.gov.phhttps://www.philembassy-seoul.com, or https://www.facebook.com/PHinKorea.

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