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Philippines shortens quarantine period for vaccinated travelers to 7 days

 

MANILA – The Philippines has shortened the quarantine period for fully vaccinated travelers to seven days instead of 14, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque announced.

On Friday (June 4), Roque said fully vaccinated travelers will no longer be required to undergo a Covid-19 RT-PCR test upon arrival in the Philippines.

Only when the traveler shows Covid-19 symptom within the 7-day quarantine period will the RT-PCR test be carried out.

Roque said the inter-agency coronavirus task force approved the new guidelines on Thursday.

“An individual shall be considered as having been fully vaccinated two or more weeks after receiving the second dose in a two-dose series, or two or more weeks after receiving a single-dose vaccine,” Roque explained.

He said that a fully vaccinated individual must carry a verified vaccination card before the flight.

Travelers who have completed the 7-day quarantine period will be issued a quarantine certificate by the Bureau of Quarantine.

Only foreign nationals with valid and existing visas are allowed to enter the country.

Meanwhile, an entry ban remains until June 15 for all travelers from the UAE, Oman, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Only Filipinos on repatriation flights are exempted from the entry ban. CAM/Expat Media

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