All flights from the UK to the Philippines will be suspended from Dec. 24 to 31, the country's pandemic response task force said, as British authorities moved to contain a new coronavirus strain.
The suspension takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on Dec. 24, said Sec. Harry Roque, spokesman of the Inter-Agency Task Force.
"All passengers who have been in the UK within 14 days immediately preceding arrival to the Philippines, including those merely in transit, are also temprorily restricted from entering the country for the same period," Roque told CNN Philippines.
"Passengers already in transit from the UK, and all those who have been to the UK within 14 days immediately preceding arrival to the Philippines, who arrived before 12:01 a.m. of Dec 24, 2020 shall not be subject to entry restrictions, but they will be required to undergo stricter quarantine and testing propotocols," he said.
This strict measures include quarantine at the Athlete's Village in New Clark City, he said.
Outbound flights from the Philippines to the UK will be subject to existing travel rules, he said.