Philippines to lift COVID travel ban on India and other 9 nations
New Delhi : In a good news for all international travellers, Philippines will be lifting COVID-19 travel ban for all inbound travellers from India and nine other nations from September 6 onwards.
President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the recommendation of the inter-agency COVID-19 task force to lift the current travel restrictions on India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia, reported the Xinhua news agency.
“International travellers coming from the above mentioned countries shall, however, comply with the appropriate entry, testing, and quarantine protocols,” Roque said in a statement.
However, foreign tourists are still banned from entering the country, except for special visa holders such as diplomats and foreign spouses of Filipino citizens.
In April, the Philippines banned India and subsequently expanded to include the other nine countries with Delta variant cases.