Philippines must be ‘very cautious’ over travelers from China —minister

December 29, 2022 - 9:11 AM
NAIA airport
Undated photo showing foreigners having their passports checked by the Philippines' immigration officers in an airport. (The STAR/Rudy Santos)

 The Philippines should be “very cautious” when receiving inbound travelers from China, which is grappling with a sharp rise in COVID case numbers, the Philippine transportation minister said on Wednesday.

The Southeast Asian country could impose measures like testing requirements on visitors from China, but not an outright ban, Transportation Secretary Jaime Bautista told reporters.

Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Martin Petty