Philippines to ban foreigners for 1 month, cap entries as virus surges

The government will limit the number of people permitted to enter the country to 1,500 per day under the ban, which does not apply to diplomats and some medical personnel.

The Southeast Asian country banned the entry of foreigners in principle in March last year to stem the spread of the virus, but gradually loosened the restrictions.

Currently foreigners are allowed to enter the country if they already have visas or have visas issued upon the recommendation of a government agency to which their work is related.

Health authorities say virus cases are on an upward trajectory, and there is a growing alarm within the government after a virus variant was discovered recently.

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2 thoughts on “Philippines to ban foreigners for 1 month, cap entries as virus surges”

  1. We’ve all got to do whatever it takes to stay safe. This is not a new idea and I hope it works for them.

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