The Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has placed a ban on foreign travellers from the United States effective Jan. 3, 2021.

A Presidential source said tje decision comee after the more infectious new variant of the coronavirus was detected in the US state of Florida.

To be in force for an initial two weeks, the travel ban, covers those who have been to the United States within 14 days preceding arrival in the Philippines, the source said.

The ban initially covered passengers from 19 countries and territories and took effect from midnight of Dec. 29, 2020.

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