PH expands travel ban amid threat of new COVID-19 variant
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines will ban travelers coming from 20 countries with cases of the new COVID-19 variant starting Wednesday, Dec. 30, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said.
In a Facebook post on Tuesday, the MIAA said the travel ban is imposed on the following countries:
- United Kingdom
- South Africa
- Hong Kong
- South Korea
The new COVID-19 strain, which is said to be more infectious, emerged from the United Kingdom.
The Philippines earlier already imposed a travel ban on flights from the UK to prevent possible transmission.
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