The government has allowed all stranded foreigners and overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to leave the country without delay.

In directives released Friday, the Interagency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases said OFWs, permanent residents of foreign jurisdictions, and stranded foreigners leaving for abroad through any of the ports in Luzon will be allowed to leave the Philippines “without any impediment.”

But no outbound travel will be allowed to countries where travel restrictions are in place, it said.

Read: IATF directives, March 27, 2020

Moreover, departing passengers may be accompanied by no more than one person when traveling to any international port, the IATF said.

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) must provide transportation services to OFWs intending to leave for abroad, it said.

OWWA was authorized to seek the assistance of the Department of Transportation, Philippine National Police, and National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council to facilitate the travel of OFWs to their respective destinations to and from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. (