FRANKFURT 13 May 2020 – The Philippine Consulate General in Frankfurt assisted in the repatriation of 239 Filipino seafarers in their transit in Frankfurt, Germany on 11 May 2020.
The latest batch of repatriates was composed of 188 crew of AIDAblu and 51 of AIDAmar who signed off while their ships were docked at the German Port of Hamburg. The shipping company, AIDA Cruises, chartered the Condor flight to bring home the seafarers.
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) facilitated the arrival of the seafarers from Germany amidst the cap imposed by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF-EID) on the daily number of arriving overseas Filipinos in the country in order to manage the existing quarantine protocols and to ensure that OFWs are adequately attended to upon their arrival. END