On recent travel restrictions announced by Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, through his personal Facebook page, he confirmed that those with travel history to AUE and Oman within the last 14 days shall be prohibited to enter the Philippines starting May 15, 2021, until May 31, 2021. He added that this decision is upon the recommendation of the Department of Health.
“Passengers already in transit from the abovementioned countries and all those who have been to the same within 14 days immediately preceding arrival to the Philippines, who arrive before 0001H of May 15, 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 a fourteen-day facility-based quarantine period upon arrival, notwithstanding a negative Reverse Transcription - Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) result,” Roque added.
Meanwhile, all existing travel restrictions of passengers coming from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are extended until May 31, 2021.
The Department of Transportation should ensure that airlines are directed not to allow the boarding of passengers who are prohibited from entering the country pursuant to travel restrictions imposed by the Office of the President and IATF resolutions except if they are part of the repatriation efforts of the national government.