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Like movie “The Terminal”, Man has been Trapped in Philippines Airport for 110 days

Like movie " The Terminal " Man has been Trapped in Philippines Airport for 11O days

Do you remeber Tom Hank acted movie ” The Terminal” ? . In the Movie, Viktor navorski(Tom Hanks) stranded in airport when a war rages in his country. He was not allowed go out the airport until his orginal identity is confirm, he was forced to stay at airport for many days.

Speaking of which ,a man has been trapped in Philippines airport for 110 days due coronavirus Pandemics as per Metro.uk.co report

Like movie " The Terminal " Man has been Trapped in Philippines Airport for 11O days
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Roman Trofimov, who lives in Estonia, landed in Manila airport from Bangkok on March 20 but was denied access to the country as entry visas were no longer being issued for arrivals.

He says his passport was then taken from him before he reached immigration.

The airline he had travelled with AirAsia was then unable to return him to Thailand and he was told he would have to wait for Enhanced Community Quarantine to be over until he is allowed to fly.

Like wise ,Tom Hanks film The Terminal, he has been eating and sleeping in Manila airport for months and washing in the bathrooms.

Like wise ,Tom Hanks film The Terminal, he has been eating and sleeping in Manila airport for months and washing in the bathrooms.

In viral Facebook posts , in which he claims to be surviving on food and snacks donated by airport staff.

He shared pictures of his meals of bottled water and chocolate bars on social media, claiming he has been told he must stay until local quarantine rules change as he begs for help.

Mr Trofimov claims he had to sleep on the terminal’s floor and on metal benches at first.

Mr Trofimov claims he had to sleep on the terminal's floor and on metal benches at first.
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Eventually the Estonian consulate stepped in to help him be transferred to the passenger lounge on April 1, he said.

He has repeatedly asked his embassy for help but they were unable to organise a repatriation flight.

He said: ‘My health is getting worse because of malnutrition, lack of sun, and fresh air. I have no other choice,but to go public. Please share with news agencies.’

According to ERR media he hails from the eastern Estonian town of Jõhvi.

According to his series of Facebook posts, Mr Trofimov claims he saved up a year for the “dream trip.”

Like movie " The Terminal " Man has been Trapped in Philippines Airport for 11O days
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Mr Trofimov had an onward flight to Cebu, in the Philippines, booked for the same day he landed in Manila and a return flight to Bangkok for April 2. Both were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Mr Trofimov told Estonian broadcaster ERR that he also isn’t allowed to fly out of the Philippines to a new country as he was denied entry, and can only be ‘taken back by the airline’ which brought him to Manila.

He said: ‘They took my passport and will give it back only when I fly to Estonia. But they don’t fly to Estonia, they don’t fly anywhere currently. I am told to wait all the time until flights are restarted.

Like movie " The Terminal " Man has been Trapped in Philippines Airport for 11O days
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‘I was offered an opportunity via Turkish Airlines, but they also don’t fly currently. So I am waiting, the departure date has been delayed four times now. They are extending the emergency situation here, the country is still closed.’

According to media report , a spokeswoman said” “The Embassy of Estonia in Tokyo has been in contact with Philippines authorities to find a solution and has been in contact with the Honorary Consul in the Philippines who has also dealt with improving the living conditions

The Tom Hanks film was inspired by the story of Mehran Karimi Nasseri, who spent almost two decades at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. 

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