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PH closed to int’l tourists until yearend

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As the country will remain under general community quarantine (GCQ) until December 31, foreign tourists will not be allowed into the country until the end of the year.


International travel is very limited as only flights on government business—such as military, emergency flights, weather mitigation flights as well as air ambulance and medical supplies delivery—are permitted under GCQ.


Also allowed are domestic flights to and from provinces under the same quarantine classification, but these depend on airport clearance and flight plan approvals.


However, domestic tourism is relied upon to shore up the economy. Boracay, Siargao, Baguio and Ilocos, among other places, are open under strict protocols. The government also reminded the public to adhere to minimum health standards, such as wearing of face masks, face shields and physical distancing.


Last month, Pres. Duterte declared Metro Manila under GCQ including the provinces of Batangas, Iloilo City, Tacloban City, Lanao del Sur, Davao City and Davao del Norte.

Photo: Philippine Star


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