Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Covid-19 Pandemic OFW NAIA Airport Arrival and Departure Experience

Homecoming of OWWA Registered OFW in the midst of covid-19 Pandemic
September 28 to October 06, 2020

First and foremost, in order to avail the total free services provided in NAIA airport which is sponsored by OWWA, membership has to be updated by applying for OWWA E-Card. You can download the app or online at

NAIA Airport Arrival Procedure:
1. Upon arrival, all OFWs will be placed in a separate area for QR Code seminar conducted by Philippine Coast Guard (around 10 minutes)
2. Just beside the seminar area, nasal and oral swab PCR Test will be performed (around 5 minutes). This was my 5th PCR Test and first oral swabbing.
3. Go to Passport Officer for arrival stamp and baggage claim
4. OWWA verification at the exit door, food pack to be provided
5. Bus to Quarantine Facility, we were brought in Makati area
6. Quarantine duration depends on PCR Test, I arrived in hotel around Sept. 28 1800H and the Negative PCR Test Result was provided Sept. 30 1100H. I left the hotel 1200H. 

NAIA Airport Departure Procedure:
1. Live the new normal, observe social distancing. 
2. Negative Covid19 test certificate requirement, depends on the airline and airport of destination. I availed the St. Lukes Hospital Covid Test, PhP4,300 with result around 12 hours.
3. Negative Covid19 test certificate should be printed. 
4. Face shield and face mask are mandatory from NAIA check-in to boarding gate only. 

NAIA Airport Terminal 1 Arrival

OWWA E-Card with membership updated until 2022

Abu Dhabi Airport Check-in

Some passengers in full battle gear against Covid-19 virus in Abu Dhabi Airport

Abu Dhabi Airport boarding gate

NAIA Airport QR Code Seminar before taking the PCR Test

My view during the Quarantine while waiting for the PCR Test Result
Free Meals provided during the Quarantine

Comparison of well presentable PCR Test Result of Red Cross (free) against St. Lukes (P4,300)

NAIA Airport Departure


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