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PH Imposes Ban for all Travelers Coming from India Starting Thursday

Following the coronavirus outbreak that is currently happening in India, the Philippine Government has imposed a travel ban for all travelers coming from the country.

The announcement was made by Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Tuesday evening.

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Beginning 12:01 AM of Thursday, 29 April 2021 until Friday, 14 May 2021, all travelers coming from India or those with travel history to India within the last fourteen (14) days preceding arrival shall be prohibited from entering the Philippines.

For passengers already in transit

According to the announcement, passengers already in transit from the abovementioned country and all those who have been to the same within 14 days immediately preceding arrival to the Philippines, who arrive before 12:01 AM of April 29, 2021, shall not be subject to the above restriction, but shall nevertheless be required to:

  • undergo stricter quarantine and testing protocols
    • i.e. the observation of an absolute facility-based fourteen-day quarantine period notwithstanding a negative Reverse Transcription – Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) result.


SOURCE: Office of the Presidential Spokesperson

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