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Philippines extends travel ban on India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Oman and UAE

Philippines extends travel ban on India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Oman and UAE
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte
Written by Harry Johnson

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte approved the extension of travel restrictions to prevent the spread of the highly infectious variant of COVID-19.

  • The Philippines initially imposed travel restrictions on India from April 29.
  • Philippines widened the ban to include travelers from Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka from May 7.
  • The Philippines also banned international arrivals from Oman and the UAE on May 15.

The Philippines presidential spokesman announced tonight that the country’s government has extended the travel ban on all inbound travelers arriving from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) until June 30, 2021.

In a statement, the official said Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte approved the extension of travel restrictions to prevent the spread of the highly infectious variant of COVID-19.

The Philippines initially imposed travel restrictions on India from April 29 due to the COVID-19 surge in that country. It widened the ban to include travelers from Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka from May 7.

The Philippines also banned international arrivals from Oman and the UAE on May 15 after overseas Filipino workers that flew in from these countries tested positive for the COVID-19 variant first found in India.

The Philippines has reported 1,322,053 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Monday, including 22,845 deaths.

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Harry Johnson

Harry Johnson has been the assignment editor for eTurboNews for mroe than 20 years. He lives in Honolulu, Hawaii, and is originally from Europe. He enjoys writing and covering the news.

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