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REGISTRATION: Fifth Batch of Special Chartered Flight on August 6

Thai-Filipino-owned Bangkok Vista Holiday Co., Ltd. together with some Filipino community leaders are organizing the fifth special chartered flight on August 6 (Thursday). Here is the registration form: https://bit.ly/305LoFH 

The fifth batch of chartered flight will be on a BOOK & BUY basis as fewer number of registrants are joining the flight. Only 129 passengers joined the last flight out of the more than 220 registrants. A minimum of 150 passengers are needed for the flight to go through on August 6. If the required number is not reached, the flight will be moved to a later date. Passengers will also have the option of getting an immediate full refund.

The special chartered flight is under the repatriation category. Although Filipino returnees pay for their tickets, they all get full assistance from the government from Bangkok airport, upon arrival in Manila for their SWAB test, hotel accommodation, food and transportation back to their home provinces. Filipino tourists, students and other non-OFWS who are joining the flight are given the option of paying for their own or availing government funded facilities (if not full and there’s any available). 

Ticket price is 9,200 THB. Please note that the price of a ticket is always dependent on the airline and the number of people joining the flight. 

For further details, please contact:

Ms. Raquel A. Dator
Bangkok Vista Holiday Co., Ltd.
891 Sukhumvit Road, Klongton Nua, Wattana,
Bangkok 10110 Thailand
Telephone: 02-2602830 – 32
Mobile: 0830396443 / 0959865752
Email: bkkvistaholiday@gmail.com
Website: http://www.vistaholiday.net/contact.html

READ: Flying to Manila during COVID-19? What to prepare, expect

Here are testimonies and experiences of Filipinos from Thailand who joined the previous flights.

OFW: Testimony, helpful tips for repatriating Filipinos thru special chartered flight

NON-OFW: Experiences of Non-OFWs returning to the Philippines

Here is the list of quarantine hotels in Manila.
List of quarantine hotels for returning OFWs in Manila with rate

Special Chartered Flight Bangkok-Manila is an initiative being led by Filipino community leaders, civiv leader and businesswoman Mrs. Zenaida Vannaying of Bangkok Vista Holiday Co Ltd and PinoyThaiyo with the support of Philippine Embassy in Bangkok.

Bangkok Vista Holiday Co., Ltd. is a sister company of Filipino restaurants Viva Filipinas and Lola’s Kitchen, Akara Hotel Bangkok, Hotel Vista Express Bangkok and Hotel Vista Pattaya among other businesses.

Meanwhile, the quarantine procedures in Manila are as follows:

  1. Mandatory COVID-19 test (OWWA pays for OFWs, self-payment for those who are non-OFWs);
  2. Mandatory quarantine to await result of COVID-19 test (OWWA pays for quarantine for OFWs, self-payment for non-OFWs or possible free quarantine at a ship managed by the Philippine Coast Guard); and
  3. If COVID-19 test is negative, repatriates can go home. Those living in the provinces can already book a flight or ship home. If positive, repatriates will be admitted in a DOH managed facility.

Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) will pay for the COVID-19 test, accommodation and food of OFW repatriates. OFWs need to register at http://oasis.owwa.gov.ph and Red Cross https://e-cif.redcross.org.ph before their flight.

READ: Flying to Manila during COVID-19? What to prepare, expect