PH to accept tourists from non-visa required countries by Feb. 10 - SunStar

PH to accept tourists from non-visa required countries by Feb. 10

By Third Anne Peralta-Malonzo

STARTING February 10, 2022, fully vaccinated foreign travelers from non-visa required countries may enter the Philippines either for business or tourism purposes, acting presidential spokesperson Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said on Friday, January 28, 2022.

The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) Resolution 159, approved on January 27, provides that fully vaccinated foreigners from non-visa required countries must present a passport valid for at least six months, return or outbound ticket to their country of origin, and their proof of vaccination verified through IATF-approved means.

They will be required to present a negative RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours prior to departure from the country of origin.

Upon arrival in the Philippines, they will no longer be required to observe mandatory facility-based quarantine and should instead self-monitor for any signs or symptoms within seven days with the date of arrival as their first day.

Fully vaccinated arriving travelers are required to coordinate with the local government units of their destination upon the manifestation of symptoms.

Children 12 years old and below who cannot be vaccinated should follow the quarantine protocol of their adult companion.

The non-visa required countries are listed under the Executive Order 408, series of 1960.

Meanwhile, Nograles said starting February 16, only fully vaccinated foreign international travelers will be allowed to enter the country. (SunStar Philippines)

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