Doha: On Monday, February 7, more than 200 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) were repatriated from Qatar.
“The Philippine government, under the leadership of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte; and through the efforts of the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Philippine Embassy in Qatar, mounts a chartered flight via Philippine Airlines to send home more than 200 Filipinos, including children and infants,” the Philippine Embassy in Qatar.
The repatriated OFWs underwent arrival health protocols upon returning in the country, according to OFW Help, the official Facebook page of the Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs.
“Those who were fully vaccinated and had negative RTPCR test results were allowed to proceed to their respective residences, with the OWWA providing transportation assistance to repatriates who lacked the means to go home on their own,” it stated
“The Embassy expresses its sincere gratitude to His Highness the Amir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani, the Supreme Committee for Crisis Management, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Interior and its Search and Follow Up Department, the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority, and the Hamad International Airport for their invaluable assistance,” said the Philippine Embassy in Qatar.