PH welcomes fully-vaxxed travelers from green countries

    The Philippines opens its borders to fully-vaccinated travelers from Green countries starting 22 November.

    METRO MANILA, Philippines — As the country welcomes tourists who are fully-vaccinated from countries in the Green list, they are required to submit a negative RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    With the submission of the negative test result, they will not be required to undergo any more quarantine and on-arrival RT-PCR test.

    Meanwhile, from 16 to 30 November, countries in the Green list—classified as low risk based on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) incidence rate and case count—are: American Samoa, Bhutan, Chad, China (Mainland), Comoros, Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Falkland Islands (Malvinas), Federated States of Micronesia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region of China), India, Indonesia, Japan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, Mali, Marshall Islands, Montserrat, Morocco, Namibia, Niger, Northern Mariana Islands, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Paraguay, Rwanda, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sint Eustatius, South Africa, Sudan, Taiwan, Togo, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

    Faroe Islands and the Netherlands are the only two areas that are currently on the red list, according to Malacañan.

    Previously, Latvia was classified under the red list, indicating that the country was considered high risk for COVID-19 based on incidence rate and case count.

    All other countries, territories, jurisdictions not listed above are in the Yellow list. (RA/The MiNT)

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