Filipinos stranded in Romania to be repatriated soon — DFA

Published October 21, 2021, 3:43 PM

by Betheena Unite

Filipinos stranded in Romania, including e-sports national athletes, will be repatriated soon, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

(FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)

Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Brigido Dulay said on Thursday, Oct. 21, that the embassies in Budapest and Berlin are now working on the nationals’ repatriation from Romania, which was recently placed by the Philippines’ pandemic task force on its “red list,” prohibiting travelers from the foreign country to enter the Philippines.

“Since we have no Philippine Embassy in Romania, our embassies in Budapest and Berlin are working overtime with Romanian authorities to bring home our people from the Red List country,” Dulay said in a post on Twitter.

“We hope to repatriate them soon,” he added.

Dulay was responding to a news report seeking the help of the DFA to facilitate the return of Filipino e-sports players who competed in The International Dota 2 Championships in Romania.

The tournament was held from October 7 to 17 while the interagency task force included Romania in the so-called red list on October 14.

Romania was among the countries considered by the pandemic task force as “high risk” based on the rate of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections.

 
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