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The United States has been added to the ever increasing list of countries covered by Manila’s temporary travel restrictions.

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According to the Bureau of Immigration (BI), foreign passengers coming from the United States would not be allowed entry into the country starting Sunday.

“Foreigners from the US have been added to the list of those restricted. However, aliens from the US eligible for entry that arrive prior to January 3 will be allowed to enter but will be referred to the One-Stop Shop for an absolute facility-based 14-day quarantine period,” Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said in an advisory issued on Saturday.

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This came as the US was included in the list of countries covered by Manila’s temporary travel restrictions due to the threat of a new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) variant.

Aside from the US, foreigners coming from the following countries are temporarily prohibited from entering the Philippines: the United Kingdom, Denmark, Ireland, Japan, Australia, Israel, the Netherlands, Hong Kong SAR, Switzerland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Lebanon, Singapore, Sweden, South Korea, South Africa, Canada, and Spain.