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Philippines Lifted the Covid-19 Travel Ban Restrictions on 10 Countries

On Saturday, the Philippines government stated that the country had lifted inbound travel restrictions for other countries, including ten overall countries, from Monday, September 6. This indicates that travelers from the list of countries might be able to enter the Philippines:

  • India
  • Pakistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Sri Lanka
  • Nepal
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Oman
  • Thailand
  • Malaysia
  • Indonesia

“International travelers coming from the abovementioned countries shall, however, comply with the appropriate entry, testing, and quarantine protocols, depending on the country’s approved ‘listing,'” Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement.

In the UAE, the crowd to almost 650,000 Filipinos, thousands required to reach home suffered expiring work deals and overstaying pains. The travel limitation in the UAE has been in point since May 15.

The administration raised the travel limitation on the ten countries days after the Philippines’ most dangerous COVID-19 cases surge was so distant. On September 1, the country entered a severe sign of 2 million verified cases, while there are more than 158,000 people in the nation infected with the virus as of Friday, September 3.

Earlier, the Philippines simply had a “green” list of countries – entirely vaccinated tourists from these regions would enjoy fewer quarantine days if they traveled to the nation. In his Saturday statement, Roque told the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) had further recommended “yellow” and “red” groups.

“Yellow” list countries are “moderate risk,” while “red” countries are “high risk.” Travelers arriving from yellow list nations will experience a 14-day quarantine upon landing. The initial ten days will be in a quarantine department, while the continuing four days will be following home quarantine in their own local management systems of destination.

They will be subjected to a shift RT-PCR trial on the seventh day.

Individuals wishing to visit the Philippines from red list countries will not be permitted to enter. 

“Only Filipinos returning to the country [from red list countries] via government-initiated repatriation, non-government-initiated repatriation, and Bayanihan flights may be allowed entry, subject to entry, testing, and quarantine protocols,” said Roque.

When approved, inbound Filipinos from red list nations will experience the identical quarantine method as those from yellow list nations.

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