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The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) has directed all airlines in the Philippines to immediately implement travel restrictions to South Korea amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The move follows the earlier order of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases for a temporary travel ban on any Filipino tourist going to South Korea, and on travelers from South Korea’s North Gyeongsang Province, including Daegu City and Cheongdo County.

CAB in a February 28 advisory said the restrictions cover travel from the Philippines to South Korea and travel from North Gyeongsang, including Daegu and Cheongdo, to the Philippines.

Exempt from the ban are Filipinos who are permanent residents of South Korea, Filipinos leaving for studies, and overseas Filipino workers, provided they sign a written declaration acknowledging the risks, complemented with a health advisory.

Filipinos and their foreign spouses or children, and permanent residents and diplomatic visa holders traveling from South Korea will be allowed to enter the Philippines subject to screening and quarantine protocols.

READ: CAB stops entry of non-Filipinos from China, territories

As of February 28, more than 83,000 people in at least 50 countries are infected with COVID-19, first detected in Wuhan, China. South Korea has the highest number of infected cases outside of China.

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