Foreigners from visa-required countries may enter PH starting Feb. 10
MANILA, Philippines — Foreign nationals arriving from visa-required countries or restricted foreign nationals will be allowed to enter the Philippines starting Feb. 10 through an entry exemption document, Malacañang said Friday.
This is per latest guidelines of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) on the entry of Filipinos and foreign nationals, acting presidential spokesman Karlo Nograles said.
The entry exemption document will be issued under the latest rules and guidelines of the task force, he added.
These foreign nationals must be fully-vaccinated, except for children below 12 years old who are traveling with their fully-vaccinated parents.
They must also carry an accepted proof of vaccination, Nograles said.
They should also present a negative RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours prior to their departure.
Nograles said that once they are admitted to the Philippines, they are no longer required to undergo facility-based quarantine but should self-monitor for symptoms for 7 days after their arrival.
These foreigners are required to report to the local government unit of their destination should they manifest any symptoms.
Those who are not compliant with the conditions set will be required to undergo a facility-based quarantine until the release of their negative RT-PCR test taken on the 5th day.
After this, they will be required to undergo home quarantine until the 14th day following their arrival, Nograles said.
Foreign nationals who are not from restricted countries may be allowed to enter the country as long as they are fully vaccinated. They are not required to undergo facility-based quarantine but should self-monitor for symptoms for 7 days since their arrival.
Partially vaccinated or unvaccinated foreigners would be denied entry and will be subject to the appropriate exclusion proceedings, Nograles said.
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