By Prince Golez
The Philippines has included Czech Republic in the list of countries facing travel ban due to new coronavirus (Covid-19) variant.
In a statement Tuesday evening, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque announced that the Office of the President prohibited the entry of foreign travelers from Czech Republic to the Philippines from January 28 until January 31.
Roque, however, said that foreigners from Czech Republic who are arriving before January 28 can still enter the country.
Filipino citizens arriving from Czech Republic after January 28 will also be allowed entry, he added.
According to the Palace official, passengers who are allowed entry to the Philippines must undergo RT-PCR test upon their arrival.
They have to be quarantined until the result of a subsequent RT-PCR test, which is administered on the fifth day of the quarantine is released, said Roque.
“Those who tested negative from both RT-PCR tests will be endorsed to their respective local government units, which will strictly monitor the remainder of their 14-day quarantine.
“Filipino and foreign passengers merely transiting through the Czech Republic shall be covered by the rules as provided in the Memorandum from the Executive Secretary dated December 31, 2020,” he said.