271 Filipinos repatriated from Vietnam -- DFA | Global News

271 Filipinos repatriated from Vietnam — DFA

/ 08:06 AM August 16, 2021
vietnam repatriation filipinos

A total of 271 Filipinos from Vietnam arrive at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021. (Photo from DFA Undersecretary Sarah Lou Arriola’s Twitter)

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has repatriated 271 Filipinos from Vietnam affected by economic difficulties and flight woes due to the COVID pa

The Filipinos were repatriated on Sunday through a chartered flight, the Philippine Embassy in Hanoi said.


“Most of the repatriated were in [distress] due to economic difficulties brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, while some of them were stranded in Vietnam due to flight cancellations,” the embassy said.

Of the 271 repatriates, 163 passengers boarded in Ho Chi Minh City while 108 overseas Filipinos joined from Hanoi, the DFA added.


“This is the 2nd DFA chartered repatriation flight from Vietnam this year bringing a total of 414 repatriates from that country,” Sarah Lou Arriola, DFA undersecretary for migrant workers affairs, said on Twitter.

The embassy said the Vietnamese government helped facilitate the exit visa of many of the Filipinos.


The Vietnamese government also assisted in the swift approval of the chartered flight and allowed the “necessary conditions for Filipinos to move through various regions in Vietnam in the midst of the strict social distancing measures.”



Subscribe to our global nation newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: DFA, repatriation, Vietnam
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our global news

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

© Copyright 1997-2021 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.