January 15th, local time, the Philippine government’s cross-departmental anti-epidemic working group decided to extend the travel ban on 32 countries or regions until January 31 to prevent the spread of mutant novel coronavirus in the Philippines.
Previously, on December 29, 2020, the Philippine government decided not to allow foreign tourists from 20 countries or regions, including the United Kingdom and South Africa, to enter the Philippines from 00:00 on December 30, 2020, to prevent mutant coronavirus from entering the Philippines.
On January 1, 2021, the Philippine presidential palace once again announced that foreign tourists from the United States would be restricted from the early morning of January 3 to January 15.
At the same time, foreign tourists are also prohibited from entering the United States if they have visited the United States within 14 days before arriving in the Philippines.
On January 6, the Philippines also included Portugal, India, Finland, Norway, Jordan and Brazil on the no-entry list from 00:00 on January 8 to January 15.
On January 12, the Philippine government decided to tighten the entry restrictions. Foreign tourists from China, Pakistan, Jamaica, Luxembourg and Oman were banned from entering the Philippines from noon on January 13 until January 15.