DFA downgrades alert level for Yemen


Posted at Feb 12 2014 03:38 PM | Updated as of Feb 12 2014 11:38 PM

MANILA - The Department of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday lowered the crisis alert level for Yemen from 3 (voluntary repatriation) to 2 (restriction phase).

"Our embassy cites the improving security and political situation in that country as the reasons for its recommendation," the DFA said in a statement.

Under Alert Level 2, Filipinos with existing labor contracts may return to Yemen.

However, the deployment of newly-hired overseas Filipino workers remains suspended.

The DFA still urge Filipinos to restrict non-essential movements and avoid public places.