The Philippines will allow foreign nationals with long-term visas to enter the country from August 1, while the country is gradually relaxing some of the restrictions imposed due to the outbreak of the Coruna virus, the Presidential Spokesman said on Friday. Harry Rock, spokesman for President Rodrigo Duterte, added that foreigners holding valid passports will have to submit to a quarantine upon arrival.

He added that the expression “those with long-term visas” refers to foreigners residing and working in the country. The Corona Crisis Task Force said visa applications would not be accepted and that priority for flights coming to the Philippines would be for its children due to restrictions on numbers at airports. In March, the Immigration Office decided to prevent foreigners from entering the country to contain the spread of the Coruna virus. It was only allowed to enter Filipinos and foreign diplomats.

The Philippines has recorded 61266 corona infections and 1,643 deaths, and it is ranked second in Southeast Asia after Indonesia in terms of the number of infections and deaths. Philippines