171 more Filipinos repatriated from Macau

ANOTHER 171 overseas Filipinos in Macau were repatriated on Tuesday, bringing the total from the country to 4,757 since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March last year.

“The repatriation program will continue as long as regular commercial flights to the Philippines have yet to resume,” Philippine Consul General to Macau Porfirio M. Mayo, Jr. said in Filipino in a statement.

He also assured that the consulate continues to work towards the inclusion of Macau in the “green list” of jurisdictions under the government’s classifications for countries.

Under the latest guidelines, fully-vaccinated passengers arriving from countries in the green list are no longer required to undergo facility-based quarantine, subject to presentation of a negative RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to departure from the port of origin. — Alyssa Nicole O. Tan

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