PH bans travel of Filipino tourists to South Korea due to coronavirus outbreak

Travelers from South Korea's North Gyeongsang Province are also not allowed to enter the Philippines


A temporary travel ban on South Korea is now in place. The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the East Asian country has jumped to more than 1,200.

Travelers from South Korea's North Gyeongsang Province are also not allowed to enter the Philippines

When asked if Filipino tourists are not allowed to travel to any part of South Korea, he answered,"Yes, for their own safety."South Korea is a popular destination for Filipino travelers, espcially fans of Korean drama and Kpop."The IATF has authorized Filipinos to travel to South Korea, provided that they are permanent residents thereof, leaving for study, or are overseas Filipino workers therein. They are to execute and sign a declaration, signifying their knowledge and understanding of the risks involved, prior to their travel," he said in a media briefing.

The inter-agency task force will assess the situation within 48 hours if it's necessary for the government to expand the entry ban to other parts of South Korea, he added. The highest number of tourist in the Philippines in 2018 were South Koreans.There are now 1,146 confirmed coronavirus cases and 12 deaths in South Korea from 51 infections last week. The outbreak began in the southern city of Daegu and was centered around the Shincheonji religious group.

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Travel ban is in place but Korean Air is still charging cancellation fees! Stop exploiting customers! boycottkoreanair KoreanAir_KE The travel ban was to tourist only? There will be no cancellation of flight to South Korea, listening to the news the reporter he is questioning why the flight to Korea still proceed. The news reporter was not properly informed?

Because they are testing tens of thousands of people. How many has DOHgovph tested

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