Posts Tagged Travel Ban

BI: Travel ban to South Korea still pending full implementation

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 27, 2020

The full implementation of the travel ban to South Korea due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) threat is still pending, according to the Bureau of Immigration (BI). The Immigration Bureau said...

PH travel ban on Singapore not justified at this time – Embassy

Marje Pelayo   •   February 25, 2020

SINGAPORE – Embassy officials believe there is no reason to impose travel restrictions against travelers from the city-state amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) epidemic. Ambassador Joseph Yap in a briefing...

BI lifts departure travel ban on HK, Macau

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 19, 2020

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has lifted the departure travel ban for Filipino overseas workers (OFWs), students, and permanent residents bound for Hong Kong and Macau. “This is a welcome...

NAIA passenger volume drops by 60% after travel ban

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 13, 2020

The passenger volume at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) has dropped by 60% after implementation of the travel ban due to COVID-19 threat. On Thursday (February 13), almost 50...

Taiwan urges PH to ‘quickly’ lift travel ban or else…

Marje Pelayo   •   February 13, 2020

TAIPEI, Taiwan (REUTERS) – The island’s government is considering countermeasures if the Philippines does not lift a ban on Taiwanese citizens visiting the country over fears about the coronavirus, the island’s...

AirAsia cancels PH flights to Taiwan amid novel coronavirus travel ban

Robie de Guzman   •   February 11, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – AirAsia on Tuesday, February 11, announced the cancellation of its flights between the Philippines and Taiwan in compliance with the Philippine government’s expanded travel restrictions to China...

Airline, shipping firms urged to help impose PH ban on travelers from nCoV-hit Chinese areas

Robie de Guzman   •   February 10, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has reiterated its appeal to airlines and shipping companies to help impose the country’s ban on travelers from China and its other...

PAL to mount special flights amid nCoV travel ban

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 7, 2020

The Philippine Airlines (PAL) has announced that it will be mounting special flights for stranded passengers amid the travel ban due to the novel coronavirus threat. In a statement, PAL...

Duterte: No need for travel ban on other countries with confirmed nCoV cases

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 4, 2020

President Rodrigo Duterte said there is no need to widen travel ban on other countries with confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). The President already imposed a travel ban...

DOLE assures aid to Filipinos affected by PH travel ban to China, Hong Kong, Macau

Robie de Guzman   •   February 3, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Monday assured assistance to overseas Filipino workers (OFW) affected by the country’s temporary ban to China and its special...


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