Some 1,300 Filipinos stranded in Dubai due to COVID-19 travel restrictions

Around 1,300 Filipinos remain stranded in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates due to travel restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

6/20/2021 3:17:00 PM

Around 1,300 Filipinos remain stranded in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates due to travel restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Around 1,300 Filipinos remain stranded in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates due to travel restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Actually, we have a figure of 1,300 OFs and OFWs. Of the 1,300, about 400 lang ang mga OFs with their children. All the rest are OFWs (overseas Filipino workers),” said Bello in an interview with CNN Philippines’ Newsroom Weekend.The Philippine government has extended the ban on travelers coming from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Oman, and the UAE until June 30, to prevent the Delta variant from reaching the country.

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The government has also imposed a 1,500-passenger travel cap on inbound international flights to help stem the spread of the coronavirus in the country, especially its more transmissible variants.Only Filipinos covered by the repatriation programs of the government or recruitment agencies are allowed to return.

Bello said he would talk with the COVID-19 Inter-Agency Task Force about increasing the number of OFWs allowed to enter the country.“One of these days, I will have to talk to IATF to consider increasing the limit of the entry of our OFWs,” he said. Read more: CNN Philippines »

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liftthetravelban Please be ou voice mam menchumacapagal please help us magtatapos na ang June wla pa rin kami naririning na solusyon please help us. NAKAKADEPRESS NA PO SOBRA LIFTUAEBAN 10days na lang July na. Please be our voice , sana payagan na nila kaming my mga sariling ticket na makauwi.. 1,300? seems that they're only counting those who are in the repatriation program. How about us,who has their own tickets since March but can't go home due to the travel ban. liftuaeban

IATF the VIRUS of stranded OFWs yes and we are out of money because of flight rebooking, house rent, fines and food allowance liftuaeban

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