Muscat: Filipino nationals in Oman who are scheduled to fly home on repatriation flights have been asked to pre-register for testing before boarding their flight, so that it is easier for them to complete the security procedures that have been put in place due to COVID-19, on arriving in the Philippines.
“The embassy informs all returning overseas Filipinos from Oman arriving at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), that to facilitate arrival procedures, you are encouraged to register and fill out the Electronic Case Investigation Form (e-CIF) to secure your own QR code prior to their scheduled arrival at NAIA.”
Filipino nationals who are required to use this service can do so by completing the following steps:
Open the internet browser and go to www.ecif.redcross.com.ph
Fill out the form and then click ‘submit’
Save the QR code in your mobile phone or tablet by taking a screenshot or printing out a copy of this code
Present the QR code upon health assessment during testing for COVID-19 at the airport.
In addition, Filipino expatriates in Oman who are scheduled to fly home on repatriation flights have been asked to pay the required ticket costs directly to Oman Air, and not to any other intermediary organisation.
A statement from the Embassy of the Philippines in Oman said that “those who have received confirmation of their inclusion in the initial flight for repatriation with Oman Air, that the airline’s office in Ruwi will be open for those who prefer cash payment from 8:30am to 2pm on 17 and 18 June, 2020”.
“Oman Air may be reached for inquiries at the following numbers: 24765140, 71558521, and 24531111.”
The embassy asked Filipinos in Oman to deal directly with Oman Air, and added that it hadn’t authorised any third party to act on its behalf or facilitate booking procedures. This message was issued as people who do unknowingly pay third parties for these tickets might be compromising their security and safety in doing so.