Stranded Chinese tourists in PH return to China: immigration bureau

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 04 2020 11:08 AM

Passengers arriving at the NAIA Terminal 1 in Parañaque City wear face masks as a precaution on January 23, 2020, as the country raises the alert to prevent the spread of an undetermined strain of the coronavirus originating from Wuhan, China. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

MANILA - All 300 stranded Chinese tourists who were stranded at several airports in the country have returned to the mainland, the Bureau of Immigration said Tuesday.

Some 120 tourists are set to leave the Philippines on Tuesday morning for China, transiting through Cambodia and other countries, according to BI spokesperson Dana Sandoval.

The Philippines has prohibited travel to and from China and its territories in a bid to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus that originated from the central Chinese city of Wuhan.

Several airlines have suspended flights to China in the wake of the outbreak.

--Report from Jekki Pascual, ABS-CBN News