Philippines: hotel quarantine removed for some travelers – News

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Manila – The new rule applies to both Filipinos and foreigners.

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Posted: Wed, Oct 13, 2021, 6:30 PM

Last update: Wed, Oct 13, 2021, 7:08 PM

Starting tomorrow, October 14, the Philippines will no longer require fully vaccinated travelers to undergo a facility quarantine upon arrival – as long as they are from “green list” countries, the officials said on Wednesday. authorities.

In a press release, Presidency spokesman Harry Roque said arriving Filipinos and foreigners will simply need to show a negative result from an RT-PCR test performed within 72 hours of their flight. .

“On arrival, no facility-based quarantine will be required, but the passenger is advised to monitor themselves for any symptoms until day 14,” said Roque, who simultaneously serves as a spokesperson for the IATF. -EID.

Fully vaccinated Filipinos who will not be able to present a test result may choose to be tested upon arrival and undergo an institutional quarantine until they test negative.

The UAE, however, is not yet included in the green list.

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Currently, the Philippines Green List includes: American Samoa, Burkina Faso; Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Chad, China (mainland), Comoros, Republic of 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 the Netherlands), Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Sierra Leone, Sint Eustatius, Taiwan, Algeria, Bhutan, Cook Islands, Eritrea, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Nicaragua, Niue, Korea North, Saint Helena, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tokelau, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Yemen.

Fully vaccinated Filipinos in the United Arab Emirates – who are on the yellow list – will still need to stay in a hotel or quarantine facility, until they receive a negative result from a test taken on their fifth day in the country.

“They will then have to undergo a home quarantine until their 10th day, the day of their arrival being their first day,” Roque said earlier, as he explained the new rules on Oct. 8,

Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals – as well as those whose vaccination status is not verified – must undergo quarantine in the facilities until the publication of the negative result of their RT-PCR test carried out on the seventh day in the country, Roque said.

“They will then be required to undergo a home quarantine until their 14th day, the day of arrival being their first day,” he added.

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