Photos by DFA-OUMWA

Now going on the third day of repatriations for this week, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) welcomed 248 crew members of the MSC Divina who were repatriated from Miami, Florida, United States of America.

Photos by DFA-OUMWA

MSC Cruises, the manning agency of MSC Divina, chartered the flight that brought the repatriates from the non-COVID-19 infected ship home—arriving at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 at 6:00 a.m.

Photos by DFA-OUMWA

The Bureau of Quarantine performed the mandatory medical inspection prior to the seafarers being allowed to disembark and head to the nearby quarantine facility. The Philippine National Police and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration were also present to provide assistance to the newly arrived batch of Filipinos.

Photos by DFA-OUMWA

The DFA and its partner agencies have taken on the commitment of a whole-of-government approach in providing assistance to overseas Filipinos amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Photos by DFA-OUMWA


Stay updated with news and information from the Department of Foreign Affairs by visiting their website at https://www.dfa.gov.ph.

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