so, the current plan is to go to Singapore / Malaysia for the 14 days preceeding my next trip to Manila, and Busan for the subsequent one (should there still be a need). I already had meetings planned for Singapore so Busan this trip was infeasible. Here's hoping nothing else changes in the next few weeks on the travel front......
Philippines has no intention of lifting the quarantine anytime soon, correct? I still might have to stay in HK this week, but I'm seriously thinking of having a quick staycation somewhere too. I'd need pretty good connection for my remote work though. BKK in lieu of Philippines would be my second option, albeit a bit pricier.
Philippines travel restrictions are excessive and I suspect the cost of quarantining people is less than the loss of income people are experiencing now. The policy is totally out of proportion to the number of cases and the general severity of the illness.
No, they're to be quarantined AFAIK. But in effect, that blocks most foreign workers to get back for their holidays, as they'd spent it all just staying quarantined...and then back to work. Unless they're allowed by their employers a full month holiday. But anyway the quarantine is effectively blocking them from going.
The payback is the care they get. Currently embassy staff are driving round Wuhan delivering food to Filipinos, they are always repatriated free, they are usually given funding if repatriated.
I could work wherever I liked but I was told to sod off by the British Embassy when I needed help and when I was finally given help there was a hefty charge.