PH to allow fully vaccinated nationals to enter starting February 10


The Philippine government announced Friday that fully vaccinated nationals of non-visa-required countries will be allowed to enter the country starting February 10, subject to certain conditions.

Cabinet Secretary and acting presidential spokesperson Karlo Nograles said that these passengers must be holders of passports valid for at least six months at the time of arrival and with return or outbound ticket to their respective country of origin or next country destination.

Foreign passengers must also present proofs of complete vaccination for COVID-19, such as the World Health Organization international certificates of vaccination and prophylaxis, VaxCertPH, etc., permitted by the Inter-Agency Task Force.

Nograles also said children below 18 years old “are exempted from the requirement of complete vaccination and providing proof of vaccination status before boarding.”

The cabinet secretary said Fully vaccinated nationals of non-visa-required countries must also observe the existing testing and quarantine protocols for fully vaccinated international arriving passengers.

“Fully vaccinated nationals shall not be included in the arrival quota set by the Department of Transportation and its One-Stop-Shop,” Nograles added. –

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