The Philippines has joined Singapore and over 50 other countries in imposing travel restrictions on travellers who have been in the UK in the last 14 days. The ban will last until 31st December.
“All passengers who have been in the UK within 14 days immediately preceding arrival to the Philippines, including those merely in transit, are also temporarily restricted from entering the country for the same period,” said Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque.
The travel ban will not apply to passengers already en-route or to anyone arriving before 12.01am on 24th December, although they will be required to undertake much stricter quarantine and testing.
The UK has recorded more than 2.1 million cases of Covid-19, the 6th highest in the world, and more than 68,000 deaths. That equates to more than 31,000 cases and 1,000 deaths per 1 million population. The Philippines has recorded 464,004 cases and 9,048 deaths equating to 4,200 cases and 82 deaths per 1 million population.
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