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Camiguin imposes travel ban for travelers from NCoV affected areas

CAMIGUIN (PIA)– The Provincial Government of Camiguin has ordered temporary travel restrictions to those who have been to places affected by 2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-NCoV) for the last three months effective February 7 to ensure the health and well-being of the residents and maintain the island’s status as Novel Coronavirus-free. 

In his Executive Order No. 5 Series of 2020, Gov. Jurdin Jesus Romualdo temporarily bans the entry of any person regardless of nationality, except Filipino Citizens and holders of Permanent Resident Visa issued by the Philippine Government, coming from China and other places where the infection is confirmed to exist.

All residents of Camiguin who have been to such places are required to undergo a 14-day quarantine or further medical investigation, if necessary.

The governor also mandates all hotels, resorts, common carriers, and other tourism-related establishments to disseminate such travel restriction order to tourists who have already made their advance payment to allow cancellation and refund, or other charges made. 

The businesses should also submit a weekly list of their guests to the Provincial Tourism Office and require tourists to cooperate with the local government of the province in taking actions against the introduction of 2019-NCoV.

The executive order takes effect until 2019-NCoV is declared by the health authority as cleared. (Marc A. Salem/PIA10)

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