Ban On International Travel For Filipinos To Be Lifted, Travel Abroad Allowed
FILIPINOS ALLOWED INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL – Malacañang announced on Tuesday that the ban on non-essential international travel would be lifted.
As the Philippines faced the coronavirus threat, travel to and from the Philippines was barred. However, since the Philippines has been gearing up to reopen the economy, travel would be allowed.
According to Presidential Spokesperson, Harry Roque, travel would be allowed as long as individuals adhere to “certain conditions”. Moreover, all travel restrictions pertaining to outbound Filipino travel would already be lifted.
But, even though Roque himself stated that travel for tourism is not allowed, he was caught having a good time with dolphins.
Based on an article from ABS-CBN, the spokesperson stated:
Bawal pa rin ang turismo pero ang mangyayari po ay pag bibiyahe may requirements na dapat ipakita sa Bureau of Immigration
(Tourism is still not allowed, but, what will happen is that traveling would need requirements for you to show to the Bureau of Immigration).
As per the report, some of the required conditions are as follows:
- travel health insurance to cover rebooking and accommodation expenses
- submission of confirmed roundtrip tickets
- execution of a declaration acknowledging the risks involved in traveling
More importantly, the country of destination should also have no current travel ban on Filipinos entry. Meanwhile, domestic travel between General Community Quarantine areas have also been approved.