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Philippines to lift travel ban on Bangladesh from Monday

  • Published at 07:23 pm September 5th, 2021
File photo of a Biman Bangladesh Airlines aircraft at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

The ban was imposed in a bid to ward off the hyper contagious Delta variant

The Philippines will lift the restrictions imposed on travellers from Bangladesh and nine other countries from Monday.

In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said that President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the recommendation of the pandemic task force to lift the ban on travellers coming from these countries.

The countries are Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia, according to news carried by Philstar.com and shared by the Embassy of Philippines on its verified Facebook page.

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The travel ban was imposed in a bid to ward off the hyper contagious Delta variant, which is now driving a surge in Covid-19 infections in the country.

International travellers coming from the abovementioned countries will, however, have to comply with the appropriate entry, testing and quarantine protocols, depending on the country’s approved “listing”.