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No more quarantine for vaccinated Filipinos coming from green list countries


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Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) announced through Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque that there is no need for facility-based quarantine for foreigners and Filipinos who are fully vaccinated and departed from “green” countries upon arrival in the Philippines.

Starting October 14, Thursday, the following will be required of fully vaccinated foreigners entering from green countries and do not apply to tourist: A negative result of RT-PCR test within 72 hours and upon arrival in the Philippines, self-monitoring for any symptoms of Coronavirus for 14 days.

The green countries as of October 8 are:

  • American Samoa
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chad
  • China (mainland)
  • Comoros
  • Republic of the Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
  • Hungary
  • Madagascar
  • Mali
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Montserrat
  • New Zealand
  • Niger
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Palau, Poland
  • Saba (Special Municipality of the Kingdom of Netherlands)
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sint Eustatius
  • Taiwan
  • Algeria
  • Bhutan
  • Cook Islands
  • Eritrea
  • Kiribati
  • Marshall Islands
  • Nauru
  • Nicaragua
  • Niue
  • North Korea
  • Saint Helena
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Yemen

The United Arab Emirates is still under the yellow list countries.

The government lifted travel restrictions on the United Arab Emirates, India, and other eights countries on September 6. It allows thousands of OFW to return to the Philippines in expiring work contracts and overstaying. 

Image Credits: Philippine News Agency

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