Oman starts accepting traveling Filipinos
MANILA, Philippines — Oman will start accepting traveling Filipinos in their country, effective Wednesday, Department of Labor and Employment spokesperson Rolly Francia announced.
“Nais lamang po ipa-announce ni Secretary Bebot Bello na ang pamahalaan po ng Oman ay mayroon ng desisyon to lift the travel restrictions on traveling Filipinos to the sultanate. Effective po ‘yan September 1, today,” Francia said during a media forum.
(Secretary Silvestre Bello III would like to announce that the government of Oman has decided to lift the travel restrictions on Filipinos to the sultanate, this is effective September 1, today.)
Francia noted that overseas Filipino workers, as well as tourists, are allowed to enter the country.
The Philippines will make a “reciprocal action” once labor officials of Oman convince their government to clear the restriction, Francia added.
However, as Oman is included in the Philippines’ travel ban list — which has been extended until September 5 — the guidelines would be subject to the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases’ decision.
“The Philippine government is already set through the POEA to allow the travel to Oman, subject to the clearance to be provided by the Inter-Agency Task Force,” the spokesperson explained.
Francia has not disclosed any further details regarding the development.
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