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All flights from UK suspended over fears of COVID-19 mutation

  • The Philippines will temporarily suspend all flights from the United Kingdom (UK) from December 24 until December 31, 2020
  • The temporary suspension follows that of other countries which have halted flights from the UK amid fears of a new variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes the coronavirus disease
  • Outbound travel to the UK should subject to exit protocols between the Philippines and UK

The Philippines will temporarily suspend all flights from the United Kingdom (UK) starting December 24, 12:01 a.m. until December 31, 2020.

The temporary suspension follows that of other countries which have halted flights from the UK amid fears of a new variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes the coronavirus disease.

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque in a statement said all passengers who have been in the UK within 14 days immediately preceding arrival to the Philippines, including those merely in transit, are temporarily restricted from entering the country during the same period.

On the other hand, passengers already in transit from the UK and those who have been to the UK within 14 days immediately preceding arrival to the Philippines and who arrive before 12:01 a.m. of December 24 should not be subject to entry restriction but should undergo stricter quarantine and testing protocols.

Such protocols include an absolute 14-day quarantine period at the Athlete’s Village in New Clark City, notwithstanding a negative real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction testing result.

Outbound travel to the UK should likewise be subject to the existing exit protocols of the Philippines and the UK.

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