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Work around to travel ban?

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  1. #1

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    Work around to travel ban?

    I'm wondering if it is possible to get into Manila via a different port without getting quarantined.
    I need to go for personal matters but do not have enough time to risk getting stuck.
    If I go to a different port, ie Thailand and then from there go to Manila, would immigration know I came from Hong Kong?

    Any help would be appreciated

    Last edited by strikerz19; 14-02-2020 at 12:43 PM.

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    If you do not have a residency visa or whatever it is that you require in Thailand, I'd suspect that the Philippines immigration authorities could ask you for proof of where / how / when you entered Thailand?

    Also, do you have past records of several consecutive trips to Manila from HK?
    Last edited by shri; 14-02-2020 at 01:03 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strikerz19
    I'm wondering if it is possible to get into Manila via a different port without getting quarantined.
    I need to go for personal matters but do not have enough time to risk getting stuck.
    If I go to a different port, ie Thailand and then from there go to Manila, would immigration know I came from Hong Kong?

    Any help would be appreciated
    I think it is possible they will question you and if you can't answer satisfactorily you will get returned is my guess.

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    I believe IATA may be sharing flight details and also records of residency.

    COVID-19 is like tax evasion and CRS. Expect privacy to wither away further. Airline travel has always been a weak link and it will tighten.

    My guess is your strategy may or may not work - all depends on your nationality and residency status in the ports you declare.

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    Sorry I do not know why I initially typed Korea and has not been edited

    Yes i have prior trip records to Thailand on a regular basis.

    My question is basically would immigration know my previous countries visited by scanning my passport? Since I use my HKID to scan in and out at the airport, I doubt they can trace that I have been here..

    Thanks!


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    . . . why shouldn't the quarantine rules apply to you?


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    Do you hold a HK passport or others? The immigration officer (if not a form) will likely ask if you've been to HK/China/Macau in the last 14 days, even if you lie they'll likely still be able to see your passport stamp dates (enter /exit Thailand). The only way I see this potentially working is if you don't have stamps at your transfer port (If you have E-gate or something like that)

    BUT I still wouldn't recommend it. The travel bans are there for a reason...


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    Quote Originally Posted by strikerz19
    I'm wondering if it is possible to get into Manila via a different port without getting quarantined.
    I need to go for personal matters but do not have enough time to risk getting stuck.
    If I go to a different port, ie Thailand and then from there go to Manila, would immigration know I came from Hong Kong?

    Any help would be appreciated
    If you were to lie on the declaration form and be caught you are facing up to a year in prison.