Dubai: Philippine diplomatic posts in the United Arab Emirates are bracing for the next group of Filipinos seeking repatriation, Philippine Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes confirmed to Gulf News on Friday.
“On June 1, we were able to repatriate 365 Filipinos and we continue to receive repatriation requests,” Cortes said, adding, “Those who wish to be repatriated can email the consulate at [email protected] . “
Guidelines for the repatriation program are available on the Philippine Consulate website. Cortes also shared a QR code for the app.
Reminders before repatriation request
The Philippine Consulate has established the following guidelines for people wishing to be repatriated:
* You must decide to be repatriated once you submit this request. Cancellation of the request or modification of the flight reservation is not allowed, except in an emergency.
* You need to get a police report in case you lose your passport.
* You must secure the documents necessary for the trip (eg: medical certificate, fitness to travel, etc.).
Cortes said those who need help from the Philippine Consulate General in Dubai to return to the Philippines can complete the form online. The name and photo associated with the requester’s Google account will be saved when uploading files and submitting the form.
Negative PCR test required
Meanwhile, the Philippine Interagency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) announced on June 3 that all returnees must present a negative PCR test result for the coronavirus before their flight.
The IATF said in its memorandum: “In the event of repatriation organized by the Philippine government, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration will coordinate with each other and with the Ministry in advance. Department of Health – Quarantine Office (DOH-BOQ), Department of Transportation (DOTr) and its One Stop Shop and Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, and National COVID-19 Working Group for Return Management Filipinos abroad at least 48 hours before departure from the country of origin. “
Take a vaccination record
The IATF added: “A fully vaccinated person should have their vaccination card with them, which should be checked before departure, if possible. This document must be presented to the dedicated Quarantine Office (BOQ) representative for re-verification at the Department of Transportation (OSS) one-stop-shop on arrival in the Philippines.
“All fully vaccinated people who arrive must undergo a seven-day quarantine at the facility upon arrival, with the day of arrival considered the first day. “