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Justice Undersecretary Markk Perete will be meeting this Friday (Feb. 28) with officials of South Korean embassy to discuss how to better implement the travel ban imposed by Malacanang.

“We are coordinating with the Korean Embassy to help the BI effectively enforce the ban,” he said.

“Their Consul General has likewise offered their assistance,” he added.

The meeting was set after Malacanang announced the temporary imposition of a travel ban to South Korean which already raised alert levels due to the spread of the deadly 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

“We will discuss among others, means to identify and track travellers from the area covered by the ban, and establish coordinating mechanisms to make enforcement effective,” said Perete who also has supervision over the Bureau of Immigration (BI).

Under the ban, Filipinos will not be allowed to travel to South Korea unless they are workers, have permanent residency, and students there.

Also, travelers from the South Korea’s Gyeonsang province are also not allowed entry into the Philippines.

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