DOTr: Foreigners barred from entering PH starting midnight March 22

3/20/2020 4:52:00 AM

Foreigners will not be allowed to enter the country starting midnight on Sunday (March 22) in a bid to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease, the DOTr said.

Foreigners will not be allowed to enter the country starting midnight on Sunday (March 22) in a bid to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease, the DOTr said.

MANILA, Philippines — Foreigners will not be allowed to enter the country starting midnight on Sunday (March 22) in a bid to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease, the Department of

“There will be a temporary travel ban on foreigners entering the country starting 12:00 AM, 22 March 2020,” read the transportation department’s aviation protocols sent to reporters.ADVERTISEMENTDOTr said Filipino migrant workers, repatriated Filipinos, foreign spouses of Filipino and their children (provided that the foreign nationals are traveling with the Filipinos), foreign government officials and international organization officials accredited to the Philippines are excluded from the temporary travel ban.

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“There will be a temporary travel ban on foreigners entering the country starting 12:00 AM, 22 March 2020,” read the transportation department’s aviation protocols sent to reporters. ADVERTISEMENT DOTr said Filipino migrant workers, repatriated Filipinos, foreign spouses of Filipino and their children (provided that the foreign nationals are traveling with the Filipinos), foreign government officials and international organization officials accredited to the Philippines are excluded from the temporary travel ban. It added that the entry restrictions are subject to change depending on the development of the COVID-19 outbreak. This was after the Department of Foreign Affairs released a foreign circular that temporarily suspended the issuance of visas and visa-free privileges worldwide to ban foreigners from entering the country for the duration of the enhanced community quarantine which is being enforced in Luzon until April 12. ADVERTISEMENT “It would be better if these utilities especially Meralco to altogether waive their collections for this month. FEATURED STORIES . The CECC identified the European countries as France, Germany, Spain, Austria, Portugal, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Slovakia, Slovenia, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Greece, Malta, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, the United Kingdom, and Ireland.