Four Filipino healthcare workers in ‘unsafe’ clinics in Sweden to be repatriated


After four Filipino medical workers complained of “unsafe” working conditions in clinics in Sweden, the Philippine embassy in Stockholm said they will assist with the workers repatriation next week.

Philippine embassy Charge d’Affaires Raul Dado said in a public briefing the four Filipino healthcare workers have asked for assistance from the government after expressing concerns about unsafe working conditions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dado also said the embassy have informed the Swedish government regarding the situation.

“[The Swedish authorities] have assured us that they will impose penalties on those places without safety protocols. Nonetheless, we will repatriate our countrymen who have expressed their concerns,” Dado said, adding that Filipinos in Sweden remain free of COVID-19.

Dado said the Philippine Embassy in Stockholm remained open for consular and notarial services, except for requests for passport renewal or extension, which could be processed at the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway.

There are at least 24,456 Filipinos in Sweden as of 2018, according to a Swedish government statistics agency. (Source: