Filipino cruise ship crew arrive home

On Saturday night, April 25th, 337 Filipino crew members of the Costa Diadema, Costa Luminosa & Costa Smeralda arrived back in the Philippines. The return was reported to have been organized by the coordination of the PH Consulate General in Milan, the DFA-Office Migrant Workers Affairs and the Costa Cruises Management. All the arriving OFWs were interviewed upon arrival for their contact details and other information. They underwent a rapid test for Covid-19. Their health had been checked in the Maldives and also before disembarking the plane at NAIA. No one exhibited COVID-19 symptoms. All the OFWs will undergo mandatory 14-day quarantine. The DFA also said it has repatriated on Saturday OFWs from London, Madrid, and Cotê d’Ivoire, Ghana and Sierra Leone in Africa. A total of 610 seafarers working on MV Queen Mary 2 arrived at NAIA on Saturday afternoon.