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Hong Kong on yellow list amid Omicron variant threat —Palace

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Travelers from Hong Kong will be required to follow regulations for countries on the yellow list, including being quarantined upon entry to the Philippines pending a negative swab test result.

According to a report on GMA’s “24 Oras News Alert,” facility-based quarantine is required for travelers from Hong Kong, but they may be allowed to be discharged from the facility once they test negative for COVID-19.

This is amid the new COVID-19 Omicron variant, which was detected in South Africa and which has been found in Hong Kong among travelers from South Africa. 

Currently, the Philippines has placed 14 countries on the red list, barring entry to travelers from Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, the Netherlands, Switzerlands, Belgium, Italy, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Eswatini, and Mozambique until December 15.

National Task Force Against COVID-19 adviser Dr. Ted Herbosa on Friday said that Hong Kong should be placed on the yellow or red list, after the detection of a new variant. — Jon Viktor D. Cabuenas/BM, GMA News

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