Philippines To Temporarily Ban Travelers from India amid COVID-19 Crisis

Philippines To Implement Temporary Ban on Travelers from India

PHILIPPINES – The Philippine government is set to impose a temporary ban on travelers from India amid the COVID-19 crisis.

Unfortunately, while some countries slowly recovers from the COVID-19 this year, there are nations that are facing another surge of the coronavirus disease. One of these countries is India.

Reports about the situation in India now are leaving countless hearts broken. Their healthcare system was greatly shaken by the surge of the cases that some patients cannot be admitted anymore. They are receiving their oxygen support inside the vehicles as the hospitals can no longer accommodate everyone.

Also, thousands of deaths are taking place in India daily for several days now. Crematoriums can no longer handle all the remains and mass cremations are taking place.

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Some countries have imposed a ban on travelers from India as they also battle against the spread of COVID-19. The Philippines which is also in the midst of a fight against the pandemic following a recent spike in its cases is also set to impose a temporary ban.

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Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, presidential spokesman Harry Roque said that all those travelers who have been to India 14 days before their arrival to the Philippines starting “0001Hf April 29, 2021 until May 14, 2021” will not be allowed to enter the country.

According to the presidential spokesman, the said ban includes Filipino travelers from India. Meanwhile, those who are already in transit from India or those who have a travel history and are set to arrive before 0001H of April 29, 2021 are exempted from the ban.

The said travelers will have to undergo a 14-day quarantine regardless of a negative result on a COVID-19 test. The said decision of the national government is upon the suggestion of the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

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