The Philippine government has lifted a ban on deployment of overseas Filipino workers in Libya following the improved security situations, Philippine media outlets have reported.

The government said the overseas workers (OFWs) with valid and existing contracts for jobs in Libya can now return. The newly hired OFWs are excluded.

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration’s (POEA) Governing Board lifted the ban after the crisis alert level in Libya was lowered from Alert Level 4 to Alert Level 2 (restriction phase), Manila Times has reported.

In July 2014, the Philippine government ordered its nationals to leave Libya for security reasons, but many have ignored the order and decided to stay.  


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