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PH Bans Foreign Travelers from Czech Republic Over UK COVID-19 Variant

FOREIGN TRAVELERS FROM CZECH REPUBLIC – The Philippines added Czech Republic among the countries banned over the UK COVID-19 variant.

Since 2020, the biggest global concern is the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 200 countries and territories have logged cases of the said coronavirus disease and Philippines is one of these nations.

The pandemic has brought a lot of changes in PH. Currently, classes are under blended learning – students learn through modules and online classes.

It is also a protocol now that everyone must wear a face mask in going outdoors and must practice social distancing. Community quarantine measures are still up in the country.

Foreign Travelers from Czech Republic Banned
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Unfortunately, amid the fight against the COVID-19, there is a new threat that emerged – the UK COVID-19 variant. Several countries across the globe have recorded cases of the disease.

PH is also one of the countries that logged cases of the UK COVID-19 variant. Currently, the country is banning foreign travelers from several nations that recorded cases of the new variant of coronavirus.

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Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, Philippines has added Czech Republic on the list of countries banned over UK COVID-19 variant. Foreign travelers who have been to the European country within 14 days before arrival starting January 28 until January 31 will not be allowed of entry.

According to Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque, foreign travelers who have been to Czech Republic within 14 days prior to their arrival before January 28 will be allowed to enter PH. Based on the report, they will have to undergo a strict facility-based quarantine for 14 days.

Filipinos who have been to Czech Republic within 14 days before their arrival to PH will be allowed of entry but must submit to a 14-day isolation.

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