PH to lift entry ban on select foreigners starting Nov. 1

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 23) — The Philippines will allow entry of some foreign nationals starting Nov. 1, subject to strict protocols, Harry Roque, spokesperson of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, announced on Friday.

“These foreign nationals include those with visas issued by the Bureau of Immigration pursuant to Executive Order No. 226, or the Omnibus Investments Code, as amended, and Republic Act. No. 8756; those with 47(a)(2) visas issued by the Department of Justice; and those visas issued by the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport Authority and the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority,” Roque said in a briefing.

Roque said the foreigners must have a pre-booked accredited quarantine facility before entering the country.

“They must be subject to the maximum capacity of inbound passengers at the port and date of entry, and must follow applicable immigration laws, rules and regulations,” he added.