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BI tells airlines to ensure foreigners allowed in PH

/ 04:47 AM May 11, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Monday reminded the different airlines to ensure that only foreigners currently allowed to enter the country are permitted to board their flights bound for the Philippines.

Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente warned that airlines may face fines and sanctions for allowing improperly documented foreign nationals to board.

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This is apart from excluding the foreigners upon arrival at the airport and booking them on the first available flight back to their port of origin.

The BI issued the reminder after some airlines erroneously boarded foreign nationals not eligible for entry to the Philippines.

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“Only foreigners with valid and existing visas are allowed to enter the country,” Morente said.

—Tina G. Santos

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