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Covid-19: 37 pregnant women among 330 Filipinos repatriated from Abu Dhabi

Ashwani Kumar /Abu Dhabi Filed on July 12, 2021
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According to the Philippines Embassy in Abu Dhabi, there will be three more flights.

More than 330 stranded Filipino expatriates have been repatriated from Abu Dhabi on Monday.

With an extension on the travel restrictions, the Philippines’ Department of Foreign Affairs is repatriating distressed Filipinos, by operating four special flights, this month.

Sarah Arriola, the undersecretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs, noted that there were 332 repatriates.

“Among them are 22 children, 37 pregnant women, and 57 medical cases,” said Arriola.

According to the Philippines Embassy in Abu Dhabi, there will be three more flights on July 17, 27, and 30.

Priority is given to patients and pregnant women, those who are here without any insurance, families with children, those with expired visas and which will expire soon.

Where to apply for repatriation: Link

Pregnant women also need to submit a copy of fit to travel/medical certificate during online submission.


Ashwani Kumar

I am a newspaperman from the emirate of Abu Dhabi. A journalist at heart. I get my stories from the streets. A south Indian born in the Hindi heartland, I easily connect with people from different nationalities and cultures. I am calm like a monk, sensitive and very patient reporter. On the ground, I cover a range of topics related to community, health, embassy, tourism, transport, business and sports. I will go out on a leg to do what’s right and stand by what I believe in.

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