Filipinos will now be allowed to travel to South Korea except the whole of North Gyeongsang after the government relaxed its temporary travel ban, Malacañang said.
The recommendation was made by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases after holding a meeting at the Department of Health Central Office on Tuesday.
Filipinos who intend to visit other parts of South Korea will be required to execute and sign a declaration, signifying their knowledge and understanding of the risks involved in their trip. A health advisory pamphlet will also be handed out to them upon their departure.
However, the ban on the entry of foreign nationals traveling from North Gyeongsang Province, including Daegu City and Cheongdo County, into Philippine territory remains in effect.
South Korea remains as the Philippines’ top source of tourist arrivals followed by China and the US.