On Wednesday, the Philippine government announced the renewal of its ban on visitors from the United Arab Emirates and six other nations.
The COVID-driven travel ban, which has been in effect since May and was set to expire on July 15, applies to India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Oman.
Travel Ban Extended Once Again on the UAE, 6 Other Countries
According to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, the Inter-Agency Task Force in the Philippines has been asked to evaluate processes and recommend testing and quarantine procedures for travelers from the seven nations, the Khaleej Times reported.
The Philippine government has been organizing repatriation planes to assist trapped Filipino expats in the UAE, giving priority to medical patients and pregnant women without health insurance, families with children, and those with expired/expiring visas.
Filipinos seeking repatriation should contact the Philippine missions (firstname.lastname@example.org for the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi and email@example.com for the Philippine Consulate-General in Dubai).
“The embassy and consulate are requesting Filipinos to shelve plans to travel home unless absolutely necessary,” the missions said in a previous statement.