The Philippine government already lifted the ban on the deployment of Overseas Filipino Workers. However, this does not include health workers, says Malacañang.

All sea and land-based OFWs will now be allowed to leave the country for work after signing a declaration that stating that they have knowledge and understanding of the risks brought by the COVID-19 pandemic that’s been affecting millions of people worldwide.

Green lanes will also be established at the government offices and agencies that are handling the process of deployment of OFWs. Those recruitment agencies will be allowed to open their offices as long as their areas are under the modified and general enhanced community quarantine.

However, the only exception is for medical workers who are seeking work abroad. They are still banned from leaving the country and this ban will stay for some time.

According to the guidelines coming from the government in line with the coronavirus pandemic, healthcare workers who already signed an employment contract will be allowed to exit the country.

Source: GMA News 


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