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Update on PH Travel Ban amid Global Pandemic

PH TRAVEL BAN – The Philippines is extending its travel ban on 10 countries until August 31, Malacañang announced.

It has been more than a year now since the people started living under a different setting – or a “new normal” as what it is called. The COVID-19 pandemic really brought a lot of changes to the world and the fight is far from over.

In the Philippines which is one of the countries that logged cases of the disease, community quarantine measures are still up. In fact, the whole Metro Manila is back under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) measure again. It is the strictest among the four (4) quarantine measures.

Metro Manila and several other provinces in PH were put under ECQ amid the increasing COVID-19 cases and in the pursuit to prevent the possibility of the spread of the Delta variant. The said variant sparked alarms for how fast it can spread.

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Also one of the measures taken by the Philippines in the pursuit to prevent the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19 is the PH travel ban. At first, the restrictions were up on India and some countries that recorded cases of the disease.

Later on, the Philippine national government added to the list countries that are experiencing a spike in their cases due to the variant. The restrictions are set to end on Sunday.

Based on a recent report on ABS-CBN News, the PH travel ban on 10 countries is extended until August 31, 2021. The following are the nations covered by the travel restrictions:

  • India
  • Thailand
  • Malaysia
  • Indonesia
  • Bangladesh
  • Nepal
  • Sri Lanka
  • Oman
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  • Pakistan

Reportedly, the Filipinos who are part of the repatriation efforts or the special commercial flights are exempted from the travel ban. More updates may be posted soon.

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