Coinciding with its 122nd year as an institution, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) welcomed 60 overseas Filipinos from New Delhi, India via an Air India Flight. The returning group included nine seafarers and five babies who underwent liver transplant in India.
The newly arrived repatriates underwent routine health screening and mandatory RT-PCR test for arriving passengers. The One-Stop Shop at the airport provided support and ensured that Filipinos will be given assistance on their way to the quarantine facilities.
The repatriation was a joint effort of the DFA, through the Philippine Embassy in New Delhi, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Bureau of Quarantine, Philippine Coast Guard, among others, in line with the Government’s commitment to bring home distressed Filipinos amid the global health crisis.
To date, over 50,000 overseas Filipinos have been repatriated by the Department of Foreign Affairs.
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