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Philippines COVID-19 task force lifts overseas travel ban for citizens

FILE PHOTO: A poster announcing temporary closure is placed on a barrier outside an amusement park amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Manila, Philippines May 27, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines’ coronavirus task force has lifted a ban on overseas travel for Filipino tourists, the presidential office said on Friday.

Non-essential overseas travel could resume starting October 21, ending a restriction in effect since July and potentially increasing customers for Philippine carriers that have suffered amid the pandemic.

Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Ed Davies

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