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IATF updates list of ‘green countries’

/ 02:02 PM September 04, 2021

FILE PHOTO The empty Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 in Pasay City. INQUIRER PHOTO / RICHARD A. REYES

MANILA, Philippines — The country’s pandemic task force has updated the list of countries and territories covered by the “green list” where fully vaccinated travelers qualify for a shorter quarantine period upon arrival in the Philippines.

Below are the 33 countries and territories covered by the updated “green list” of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) as of September 4:

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American Samoa
Anguilla
Australia
Benin
Burkina Faso
Cameroon
Cayman Islands
Chad
China
Comoros
Republic of the Congo
Djibouti
Equatorial Guinea
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
Gabon
Grenada
Hong Kong
Hungary
Mali
Federated States of Micronesia
Montserrat
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Niger
Northern Mariana Islands
Palau
Poland
Saba
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Sierra Leone
Sint Eustatius
Slovakia
Taiwan

Fully vaccinated travelers coming from these countries are qualified to undergo a seven-day facility-based quarantine, instead of the normal 10 days.

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Under IATF guidelines, travelers qualified for the shortened quarantine period should have stayed the past 14 days exclusively in the aforementioned countries prior to arrival in the Philippines. Inbound passengers are considered fully vaccinated against at least two weeks after receiving a single-dose jab or the second shot of a two-dose vaccine.

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