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Friday, June 5, 2020

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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),...

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.

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

Before the flight: PAL passengers at check-in counters for special flights to Australia | Photo: Gayzha Davao Passengers at boarding gates to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. | Photo:...

Additional repatriation flight to Brisbane for stranded Australians in the Philippines

The Australian Embassy in the Philippines has announced that Philippine Airlines (PAL) will now run an additional Manila-Brisbane flight on 28 April if there are sufficient bookings. This will be in addition to the Manila-Melbourne and Manila-Sydney...

4 most interesting Australia travel tips you can’t miss

Are you trying to figure out what to do when you visit Australia? Read this article to learn interesting Australia travel tips. Australia is one of the most beautiful and diverse countries in the...

379 Filipino crew of Ruby Princess now in quarantine in the Philippines

Around 379 Filipino crew members of the cruise ship, Ruby Princess on 25 April arrived in the Philippines via a special chartered Cebu Pacific flight from Sydney The crew is now on a mandatory...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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