PH lifts Taiwan travel ban after OFW outrage

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MANILA, Philippines — Following strong criticisms from overseas Filipino workers and protest from Taipei, the government on Friday lifted its travel ban on Taiwan which it had imposed just days earlier purportedly to stop any COVID-19 contagion from the island nation.

Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) lifted the ban “effective immediately.”

“Accordingly, travel may now be made by any national to Taiwan from the Philippines and vice versa,” he said in a statement on Friday afternoon.

He said IATF acknowledged that Taiwan had imposed “strict measures” and protocols to help prev…

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The Philippine Daily Inquirer, popularly known as the Inquirer, is an English-language newspaper in the Philippines. Founded in 1985, it is often regarded as the Philippines' newspaper of record.

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