The Philippines reopens its borders to fully-vaccinated foreigners who do not need a visa to enter the country.
The country is pushing for a reopening of its tourism sector to international travelers, especially as the coronavirus disease cases continue to decline further.
METRO MANILA, Philippines — To be allowed entry, these foreign travelers should come from a Green List country and they should present a negative RT-PCR test taken 72 hours before departure.
This new policy will take effect from 01 to 15 December. Nationals of 159 countries and territories, not required to obtain a visa to come to the Philippines, will be affected.
Further, these travelers should have stayed exclusively for 14 days in the areas placed by the Philippines under its Green List.
Also, those who have transited through non-Green List areas, as long as they stayed in the airport the entire time and were not cleared for entry, will be considered not coming from those places.
Meanwhile, those fully-vaccinated but are without negative test results before traveling will be placed in a quarantine facility until the release of a negative RT-PCR test which was taken on the fifth day of quarantine. This procedure also holds for minors accompanied by their parents or guardians traveling with them.
Their passports must be valid for six months at the time of arrival and they must have a return ticket to their country of origin or next destination.
They are required to present a World Health Organization International Certificates of Vaccination and Propylaxis, a digital vaccination certificate generated through VaxCertPH or a national or state digital certificate of their government which has accepted VaxCertPH under a reciprocal arrangement. (RA/Headline PH)