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Coronavirus

Philippines to ban US travellers from Sunday

Travel ban covers who have been to the US within 14 days

US travelers at Newark International Airport in Newark, New Jersey, Dec. 17, 2020. 

MANILA (Reuters) -- The Philippines will prohibit the entry of foreign travellers from the United States from Sunday after the more infectious new variant of the coronavirus was detected in Florida.

The travel ban, lasting until Jan. 15, covers those who have been to the United States within 14 days preceding arrival in the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman said in a statement.

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