The Philippines is extending suspension of entry of travelers from 10 countries until the middle of August to arrest the spread of the highly infectious Delta COVID-19 variant, Malacañang said on Friday.
President Rodrigo Duterte approved the extension of the travel ban until Aug. 15, from the end date July 31, said his spokesman Harry Roque.
The restriction covers India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand, Roque said in a statement.
The travel ban exempts Filipinos who are part of repatriation efforts or special commercial flights, Malacañang earlier said.
Sources: Harry Roque, PCOO, ABS-CBN News