Philippines bars entry of travelers from Indonesia over Delta variant

July 14, 2021 - 8:03 PM
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Passengers wearing hazmat suits queue at the departure area of Ninoy Aquino International Airport amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines, June 1, 2021. (Reuters/Eloisa Lopez)

MANILA — The Philippines will ban travelers coming from Indonesia to prevent the spread of the highly contagious Delta COVID-19 variant, the presidential spokesperson said on Wednesday.

The ban will apply to everyone coming from Indonesia or those with recent travel history to the country and will be imposed from July 16 to 31, Harry Roque said in a statement. —Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Martin Petty