BI to implement travel ban on passengers from Indonesia

Published July 15, 2021, 9:44 AM

by Jun Ramirez

Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Jaime Morente said the agency will be implementing a temporary ban on travelers coming from Indonesia.

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“We have received an order from Malacañang announcing the imposition of travel restrictions for all travelers coming from Indonesia, including those with a travel history to Indonesia within the last 14 days before arriving in the Philippines,” said Morente.

The travel ban is set to take effect by 12:01 a.m. of July 16 until 11:59 p.m. of July 31, 2021.

According to Morente, passengers already in transit from Indonesia who will arrive before the implementation of the travel ban may be allowed to enter but will be subjected to a full 14-day, facility-based quarantine by the appropriate government agency.

The recent travel ban follows the surge of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in Indonesia, reportedly caused by the highly-contagious Delta variant.