Update on PH Travel Ban amid Fight Against COVID-19 Delta Variant
PH TRAVEL BAN – The Philippines added Malaysia and Thailand in the travel restrictions amid COVID-19 Delta variant fight.
The Philippines continues to guard its borders from the entry of the Delta variant of COVID-19. The said variant caused a spike in the coronavirus cases in several countries abroad including India.
In the Philippines, local cases of the Delta variant have been confirmed. The Department of Health (DOH) also previously confirmed a local transmission of the said variant of concern. The authorities were not surprised that it reached the country but called for preparation and continuous implementation of the health standards.
Metro Manila and four (4) provinces were also placed under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) with heightened restrictions as part of the efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 Delta variant. Minors are once again not allowed outdoors in these areas.
The PH travel ban remains in implementation as well. The country is temporarily restricting the entry of travelers from India, Indonesia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Oman.
Recently, based on a report on ABS-CBN News, travelers from Malaysia and Thailand are included in the PH travel ban which is set for implementation starting July 25, 2021 to July 31, 2021. Those who are part of the repatriation efforts of the government are exempted from the travel restrictions.
Those who will arrive in the country before 12:01 of July 25, 2021 will still be allowed to enter the country. However, they are subject to a full 14-day facility-based quarantine despite a negative result of RT-PCR Test.
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