DFA REPATRIATES 142 FILIPINO NATIONALS FROM VIETNAM
Ambassador Meynardo LB. Montealegre and Honorary Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City Le Thi Phung with the Filipino repatriates at Tan Son Nhat Airport
On Thursday, 24 March 2022 the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of the Philippines in Vietnam repatriated 142 Filipinos from Vietnam through a chartered sweeper flight from Philippine Airlines that departed Ho Chi Minh City at 12:35 PM Vietnam time (+7GMT). Said sweeper flight picked up 52 passengers from Bangkok, Thailand before arriving in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Passengers in the flight included distressed Filipinos who have been unemployed and those with tourist visas unable to leave Vietnam before the end of automatic extension of visas by the Immigration Department on 15 January 2022.
The Embassy of the Philippines also facilitated and paid for the RT-PCR Tests required by the Philippine government before repatriation.
Ambassador Meynardo LB. Montealegre, personally supervised the repatriation of the Filipino nationals with the help of ATN Officer Mr. Edifredo Dabuet, the Honorary Consul General Atty. Le Thi Phung, and Honorary Vice Consul Nguyen Viet Gia Huy.
Ambassador Meynardo LB. Montealegre, ATN officer Edifredo Dabuet and Honorary Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City Le Thi Phung with the Filipino repatriates at Tan Son Nhat Airport
The Embassy was also assisted by Philippine Airlines and the Government of Vietnam, particularly the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Immigration Department of the Ministry of Public Security and the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam. /END