Covid: Philippines allows all citizens to return

Dubai - Entry ban on foreigners effective from March 22 to April 21.

(Reuters file photo used for illustrative purpose)
(Reuters file photo used for illustrative purpose)

By Web Report

Published: Sat 20 Mar 2021, 10:12 AM

The National Task Force (NTF) of the Philippines has announced that all citizens can enter the country.

Previously, it had allowed only those classified as 'overseas Filipino workers' to return.

The Philippines had announced the travel restrictions as authorities battle to contain a spike in coronavirus infections.

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However, the entry ban on foreigners will remain effective from March 22 to April 21. The date has been changed from the previous order of March 20 to April 19.

The new memorandum for international travel said that the cap on international inbound passengers at 1,500 remains at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

The UAE carriers had earlier announced reducing the flight capacity on Manila flights due to restrictions announced by the Phlippines government.

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