Philippine Embassy Helps 815 Filipinos Fly Home to the Philippines Since Start of the COVID19 Pandemic

The Philippine Embassy in Tokyo helped another batch of 204 Filipino tourists, students, and OFWs stranded in Japan to return home via a chartered flight on 04 July 2020. The Embassy mounted the repatriation flight, in close coordination with the Philippine Consulates-General in Osaka and Nagoya, the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO)-Tokyo, and Cebu Pacific. The flight departed from Narita International Airport.

The 204 passengers, some coming from as far as Okinawa, departed from Narita International Airport onboard the 3rd repatriation flight organized by the Embassy since travel restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in multiple cancellations of commercial flights stranded Filipinos in Japan.

This 3rd flight brings the total of those repatriated by the Embassy to 815 individuals since February, following the repatriation of 445 seafarers on board the M/V Diamond Princess last February, and a batch of 166 stranded individuals on June 1st.

The Embassy also assisted the Philippine Consulate General in Osaka in facilitating the repatriation of over 300 overseas Filipinos last month, of whom 209 technical intern trainees, and 126 seafarers on board the M/V Costa Atlantica in Nagasaki. END

In partnership with Cebu Pacific, 204 Filipinos departed from Tokyo Narita Airport on Saturday, 04 July 2020.

The Philippine Embassy in Tokyo mounted its 3rd repatriation flight to help Filipinos stranded in Japan to return to the Philippines.

The Philippine Embassy has so far been able to repatriate 815 Filipinos stranded in Japan due to the COVID-19 travel restrictions.