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Philippines lifts ban on entry of foreigners

Christian Fernsby |
The government’s task force against coronavirus has lifted its travel ban on foreign nationals starting May 1.

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Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Friday that the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases issued Resolution No. 113 allowing the entry of foreign nationals starting this weekend.

Roque however said the following conditions should be met:

With valid and existing visa at the time of entry, except for those qualified under the Balikbayan program under Republic Act 6768 or the Act Instituting the Balikbayan Program

With pre-booked accommodation for at least seven nights in an accredited quarantine hotel/facility

Subject to COVID-19 testing at the quarantine hotel/facility on the sixth day from date of arrival

Subject to the maximum capacity of inbound passengers at the port and date of entry.

The travel restriction on travelers from India, which covers all nationalities including Filipinos, however, stays until May 14.

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