PH gov’t issues temporary travel ban to South Korea

Filipinos planning to travel to South Korea might have to think twice.

On February 26, the government imposed a temporary ban on Filipino tourists going to South Korea. The temporary travel ban was imposed in light of the spike of the incidents of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country.

Filipinos living, studying, and working in Korea are exempted from the ban, provided that they sign a declaration signifying their knowledge and understanding of the risks of traveling to Korea.

The government has also banned travelers from the North Gyeongsang province. In a statement by the Bureau of Immigration, they are still waiting for clarification on how to target travelers from Daegu and North Gyeongsang.

27 February 2020PRESS STATEMENTTemporary Travel Ban on South KoreaThe travel ban to Korea is pending full…

Posted by Immigration Helpline PH on Wednesday, February 26, 2020

As of February 27, 2020, South Korea registered 1,595 people infected from COVID-19 and is now the second most infected country outside China.

Bea Mandac
Bea was introduced to the world of Korean culture through Full House, Jewel in the Palace, BoA, and TVXQ. She is also a fan of J-Pop, figure skating, and tennis. When not in her day job, she likes to be alone in her room or in a café with her pen and paper, or a laptop. She co-runs a figure skating blog with fellow KStreet contributor Clara. You can reach her on Twitter.

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