Covid-19: Philippines introduces new travel ban to prevent Omicron spread

Rule adds to earlier prohibitions on travellers from South Africa, 13 other countries



By Reuters

Published: Wed 8 Dec 2021, 4:04 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Dec 2021, 4:07 PM

The Philippines will ban travellers coming from France to prevent the spread of the Omicron Covid-19 variant, the presidential office said on Wednesday.

The ban, which applies to everyone who has been in France in the past 14 days, runs from December 10 to December 15.

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This adds to an earlier ban on travellers from South Africa and 13 other countries to prevent Omicron, which has yet to be detected in the Philippines.


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