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Romania out, Latvia in on Philippines’ COVID-19 ‘red’ list

/ 02:15 PM October 29, 2021
People wait to get inside a mobile coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination bus next to the shopping center in Riga

People wait to get inside a mobile coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination bus next to the shopping center in Riga, Latvia October 19, 2021. Signs on a bus read “We are closer” and “Come to vaccinate”. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

MANILA, Philippines — Travelers from Latvia are barred from entering the Philippines until November 15 after it was added to the country’s “red list”.

Based on the latest list of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) effective November 1 to 15, 2021, Romania was removed while Latvia was added to the country’s “red list.”

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Latvia is currently the sole country in the “red list.”

The Philippine government also updated its list of countries included in the green and yellow list.

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Cayman Islands, the Republic of Congo, and Gibraltar were removed from the green list and now belongs in the yellow list.

Green list

Algeria
American Samoa
Bhutan
Burkina Faso
Cameroon
Chad
China (Mainland)
Comoros
Cook Islands
Eritrea
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
Hong Kong
Kiribati
Madagascar
Mali
Marshall Islands
Federated States of Micronesia
Montserrat
Nauru
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Niue
North Korea
Northern Mariana Islands
Palau
Poland
Saba (Special Municipality of the Kingdom of Netherlands)
Saint Helena
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Samoa
Sierra Leone
Sint Eustatius
Solomon Islands
Sudan
Syria
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Tokelau
Tonga
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Yemen

Yellow list

All other countries/jurisdictions/territories not mentioned in the red and green list

Under the IATF guidelines, fully vaccinated travelers from “green countries” must only present a negative RT-PCR test taken 72 hours prior to their departure from the country of origin.

Foreign nationals from green list countries are no longer required to undergo facility-based quarantine but are encouraged to self-monitor for any symptoms until the 14th day from their arrival.

Fully vaccinated overseas Filipino workers or returning Filipinos can choose to undergo facility-based quarantine until the release of a negative RT-PCR test taken upon their arrival, or present a negative swab test taken within 72 hours prior to their departure and no longer undergo facility-based quarantine and only self-monitor for symptoms.

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