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Fully Vaccinated OFWs Can Soon Travel for Work to Hong Kong – DOLE

Good news for any inoculated Filipinos planning a trip to Hong Kong soon! Beginning next week, the Hong Kong government will allow OFWs who have been completely vaccinated in the Philippines.

The Hong Kong administration has announced that much to the chagrin of returning OFWs and those who have been properly vaccinated and have travel plans to the island country, the immunization cards issued by LGUs in the Philippines will not be recognized.

Fully Vaxxed OFWs Can Soon Travel for Work to Hong Kong – DOLE
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FINALLY: Fully Vaccinated OFWs to be Allowed Entry to Hong Kong Starting August 30

Despite the early obstacle, the two governments have eventually struck an agreement to allow fully vaccinated Filipino employees back into the city beginning August 30 upon showing a vaccination passport issued by the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ), according to the Philippine Information Agency.

In line with this, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III stated that this development will help approximately 3,000 OFWs awaiting deployment.

When visitors arrive in Hong Kong, they must report to their respective hotels for quarantine. The expense will be borne by their respective employers.

The Hong Kong government is already organizing logistics for this process, which will begin next week.

The details of the OFW’s passport in the vaccination certificate issued by the BOQ, DOLE, and the Philippine Consulate are required for entry into Hong Kong.

While the details required for the yellow card are being added, HK immigration will respect vaccination certificates given by the BOQ for arriving OFWs to HK.

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