Government Decides Not To Allow Filipino Tourists To Fly to South Korea Now
FILIPINO TOURISTS – The Philippine government has decided not to allow its citizens to fly to South Korea now over coronavirus threats.
The novel coronavirus or officially called as the COVID-19 continues to challenge several countries around the world now. In China, it has infected more than 60,000 people and at least 1,000 patients have died.
The said disease which was first recorded in Wuhan City, China is speculated to be bat-related. The alleged root is the bat soup served in the market in Wuhan.
Amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in China, several other nations have confirmed cases of the disease. Most patients were from China.
Currently, one of the countries that hooked attention due to the increasing cases of the novel coronavirus is South Korea. More than 1,100 cases have been recorded in the country.
Amid the increasing cases of coronavirus in South Korea, the Philippine government has decided not to allow Filipino tourists to fly to the country for the mean time.
Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, aside from South Korea, Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo expressed that the travel ban also includes those who will fly to Jeju Island. It is a popular tourist spot in the South Korean island.
There are exemptions with regards to the travel restrictions. Based on the report, students, workers, and permanent residents of South Korea are allowed to fly as long as they comply with a written declaration. It must state an acknowledgment of knowing the “risks” in traveling.
Panelo stressed that the main concern of the government is the safety of the Filipinos inside and outside the Philippines. The travelers from North Gyeongsang are not allowed to enter the country as part of the precautionary measures against the coronavirus.