More than 100 travel advisors have been issued in a row over the last month in the Philippines amid a surge in human trafficking and the coronavirus pandemic.
Travel advisories have been handed out by the Department of Tourism and Culture, Department of Public Health, Department Of Immigration, and Department of National Defense.
The government has yet to publish any information on the advisories, but the Associated Press reports they have been “taken seriously”.
The Department of Transport and Communications has said it has been alerted about the advisors and is reviewing them.
“The Philippines has seen an unprecedented number of cases of coronaviral infection, with more than 6,300 confirmed cases and more than 3,000 deaths, and the public health response to this is urgent,” the department said in a statement.
“This has led to an unprecedented surge in demand for international travel, and many of these travellers are vulnerable to contracting and spreading the virus.”
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