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Monday, June 21, 2021

Philippines

Special flights from Manila to Sydney and Melbourne on May 26 confirmed

The Australian Embassy in the Philippines has announced that Philippine Airlines has agreed to operate user-pays flights from Manila to Sydney and Manila to Melbourne on Tuesday, 26 May. PAL will also operate special flights for Filipinos from Sydney...

Ruby Princess docks in Manila, Filipino crewmen to be tested for COVID-19

The Ruby Princess ship carrying 214 Filipino crew members anchored in Manila Bay on Thursday. This is after a 14 day journey from Port Kembla in New South Wales. According to Associated Press (AP), at least 16 other cruise ships...

Philippines one with ASEAN in committing to regional tourism post COVID-19

MANILA – Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat reaffirmed the Philippines' commitment to the regional tourism cooperation of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on the road to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. “More than ever, we are...

In picture: Stranded in the Philippines, ‘detained’ in Australia

Before the flight: Arrival in Melbourne: It was really stressful as it turned out that there are thousands of passengers stranded in the Philippines! It's like being in an unknown situation as I had flights cancelled five times in March while stranded...

Additional repatriation flights to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane for stranded Australians in the Philippines

The Australian Embassy in Manila announced additional user-pays-flights from Manila-Melbourne, Manila-Sydney, Manila-Brisbane with Philippine Airlines have been organised for Tuesday, 28 April. The first special flight organised from Manila to Melbourne on 18 April as well as to Sydney...

Additional PAL flights from Melbourne and Sydney to Manila

Philippine Airlines has announced additional special flights for Filipinos / Philippine Passport Holders in Australia from Melbourne-Manila, and Sydney-Manila on Wednesday April 29. This is in addition to the three flights the were organised on April 19 from Melbourne, Sydney...

Man from Philippines repatriation flight caught escaping quarantine at Crowne Plaza

A man staying at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Melbourne made an attempt on Monday afternoon to escape from his 14-day mandatory hotel quarantine. The Age reports the man was swiftly collared by police and fined at about 5pm on...

Coming home to Australia in the time of COVID-19

By Marie Vasquez On Sunday morning of April 19, I just finished dropping off my mum’s medications at a hotel in Melbourne where her 14-day quarantine begins. We contacted the nurse to tell them that the medicines are at the...

Three special flights from Manila arrive in Australia under difficult circumstances

Three special flights from the Philippines landed in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane on Sunday morning, repatriating stranded Australian travellers. "That was a mammoth effort. That required 12 sweeper flights from around the Philippines, bringing people from places like Cebu, Davao,...

Stranded and in lockdown in the Philippines

3,611 miles away from Melbourne The world is in distress right now. Travellers all over the world are stranded in their hundreds of thousands due to the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic. It is something the world has never seen; at...
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