Philippines lifts ban on foreign travelChristian Fernsby ▼ | October 21, 2020
The Philippines lifted a ban on non-essential foreign trips by Filipinos, but the immigration bureau said the move did not spark large numbers of departures for tourism and leisure.
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Travellers to other countries are required to show confirmed roundtrip tickets, travel and health insurance, a declaration acknowledging the risks of travel and trip delays, and a medical test within 24 hours of departure that clears them of coronavirus.
Aside from tedious pre-departure requirements, many countries still restrict the entry of travellers from nations with high number of coronavirus infections, including the Philippines.
The Department of Health has reported more than 360,000 confirmed cases, the second highest in Southeast Asia, with at least 6,690 deaths. ■