UPDATED: Fully vaccinated travelers from green countries arriving in the Philippines are no longer required to undergo mandatory quarantine in a facility, Malacañang announced Wednesday.
However, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said travelers must present a negative result from a COVID-19 RT-PCR test 72 hours before their departure from their country of origin.
They are also required to undergo home quarantine for 14 days.
Countries classified under green countries or with low risk of COVID-19 infection are the following:
- American Samoa
- Burkina Faso
- Cayman Islands
- Republic of the Congo
- Equatorial Guinea Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
- Federated States of Micronesia
- New Caledonia
- New Zealand
- Northern Mariana Islands
- Saba (Special Municipality of the Kingdom of Netherlands)
- Saint Pierre and Miquelon
- Sierra Leone
- Sint Eustatius
- Cook Islands
- Marshall Islands
No more facility quarantine for fully vaccinated travelers from green countries
- North Korea
- Saint Helena
- Solomon Islands
- Vanuatu and
Meanwhile, unvaccinated travelers are required to undergo a facility-based quarantine until the release of a negative RT-PCR test taken on the fifth day of quarantine. For foreigners, they will be required to get hotel reservations for at least six days.
In addition, a parent or guardian is required to accompany the child in the quarantine facility during the whole quarantine period.
The validation of COVID-19 vaccination status of overseas Filipino workers and their spouse, parents, and/or children traveling in the Philippines or abroad, non-OFWs vaccinated in the country and abroad, and foreigners vaccinated in the Philippines will be conducted with the inbound travelers presenting either their VaxCertPH digital certificate, Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) / World Health Organization (WHO)–issued International Certificate of Vaccination (ICV) or Prophylaxis, or the national digital certificate of the foreign government where they were vaccinated.
For foreigners vaccinated abroad, they can present WHO-issued ICV, or the national digital certificate of the foreign government which has accepted VaxCertPH under a reciprocal agreement.