Flights from UAE & Hungary temporarily suspended

15 Jan 2021 / Philippines

The Philippines’ Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) has announced the temporary suspension of flights from United Arab Emirates and Hungary, where the new variant of SARS-COV-2 has been reported.

Foreign travelers coming from or transiting through the United Arab Emirates and Hungary shall be prohibited from entering the country from 0001 hours on 16 January until 31 January.

Passengers already in transit from countries with the reported new variant and all those who have been to the same within 14 days immediately before arriving in the Philippines 16 January 16, 2021, shall not be subject to the above restriction, but shall nevertheless be required to undergo stricter quarantine and testing protocols, including an absolute facility-based fourteen-day quarantine period notwithstanding a negative Reverse Transcription - Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) result.

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