POEA List of 41 Countries that have Deployment Ban details

Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) in coordination to Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) foreign satellite offices had issued the list of 41 countries that violate Section 3 of RA 10022 which aim in protecting the rights of the migrant workers.

List of countries that have Deployment Ban issued by POEA

1. Afghanistan
2. Antigua and Barbuda
3. Barbados
4. Cambodia
5. Cayman Islands
6. Chad
7. Croatia
8. Cuba
9. Democratic People’s Republic of Korea/North Korea
10. Dominica
11. East Tinor f Timor Leste
12. Eritrea
13. Haiti
14. India
15. Iraq
16. Kyrgyzstan / Kyrgyz Republic
17. Lebanon
18. Lesotho
19. Libya
20. Mali
21. Mauritania
22. Montenegro
24. Nauru
25. Nepal
26. Niger
27. Pakistan
28. Palestine
29. Serbia
30. St. Kitts and Nevis
31. St. Lucia
32. St. Vincent and the Grenadines
33. Sudan
34. Swaziland
35. Tajikistan
36. Tonga
37. Turks and Caicos
38. Tuvalu
39. US Virgin Islands
40. Vanuatu
41. Zimbabwe

source: https://www.dole.gov.ph/fndr/bong/files/07.pdf

To know the complete list of countries that are compliant in protecting the rights of Overseas Filipino Workers, you can visit the website of POEA.

At the website there is a yellow square that says ‘Approved Job Orders of Licensed Recruitment Agencies. Go to that link, then choose ‘search approved job orders by country’, you will see all countries that are compliant with the policies of POEA. You may also call their hotline numbers or send them an email for your inquiries.

* POEA List of Countries that have Deployment Ban issue from POEA.gov.ph

4 comments… add one
  • starway April 7, 2012, 11:08 am

    what is the last list for the ban countries from POEA because there is some countries have been removed from this list, like Libya and south Sudan

  • Nikko Aguilar August 27, 2013, 3:41 am

    May we know the latest or updated list ( 2013 ) of ban deployment countries. Some country like EGYPT and others are not on the list. The information above is dated Nov.3 , 2011. We would appreciate more if you could update the following information for the our guide and reference.

  • daisy pagal February 25, 2015, 12:16 am

    I want to know if i can’t travel to Angola as a chef ofw

  • Albert galve November 3, 2018, 6:33 am

    Sudan is possible to join the vessel

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