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Philippines extends entry ban on foreigners to curb Covid-19 cases

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The Philippines has extended its travel ban on new entries for foreigners until April 30.

The ban, which started on March 22, was initially set to be lifted on April 21. The decision to extend the ban comes as the country has seen on average around 10,000 new daily infections this week.

Foreigners are prohibited from entering the Philippines, with exceptions for diplomats, foreigners engaged in medical services, foreign seafarers working for cargo ships, foreign spouses and children of Filipino citizens, and others with humanitarian cases approved by the task force.

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The ban doesn’t apply to foreign nationals with valid entry exemptions issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs prior to March 22.

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