Philippine government lifts travel ban on 10 countries
From September 6th, 2021, the Philippines government will lift the travel ban on 10 countries amid the Covid-19 Pandemic. The countries include India, UAE, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Oman, Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia. The President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte had approved the request to lift the travel ban.
The travellers from the above-said countries will have to spend 14 days in quarantine post their arrival in the country. The Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said that the International travellers shall comply with the protocols of the testing and quarantine. The country had put travel restrictions in place from April to control the spread of the contagious coronavirus.
However, tourists have still been banned from entering the country, apart from the diplomats and spouses of Filipino citizens.
Until last week, the Philippines country had a soaring case of Covid-19 infected patience, with reported cases of 2,04,568 and that includes 33,873 deaths. As per the Philippines health department, there were 20,310 new cases reported on a single day in the last week. The delta variant infected patients are about 1789 and among which there were 33 death cases. The Philippines is the second-largest country in Southeast Asia for the highest number of Covid cases.
Travel Advisory for travellers in the Philippines- Covid-19 Pandemic Restrictions
- Travellers must be vaccinated at least 14 days before their arrival.
- Travellers are subjected to a quarantine of 14 days at the point of entry.
- Passengers travelling to Davao (DVO) must have been tested negative for the Covid-19 RT-PCR test, for about 72 hours before the time of departure.
- All foreign nationals are denied entry to enter the Philippines except for the 9(e) or 47 (a)(e) visa
For the students from DMSF, they can now travel to the Philippines from India.The students should complete their two doses of vaccine as it is mandatory to travel to the Philippines and continue their medical education. The visa process shall begin soon from the college end. To know more, follow the website: www.dmsf.ph
As the Philippines government lifts the travel ban amid the Covid-19 Pandemic, the travellers need to follow the restrictions imposed by the government to overcome the spread of coronavirus.