PH accepts COVID-19 vaccination certificates of 8 more nations
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is accepting the COVID-19 vaccination certificates of eight more nations, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said Monday.
The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases approved the recognition of the national vaccination certificates of Egypt, Maldives, Palau, Albania, Estonia, Greece, Malta, and Uruguay.
The acknowledgement of the vaccination certificates is for the “purposes of arrival quarantine protocols, as well as for interzonal/intrazonal movement.”
“This is in addition to other countries/territories/jurisdictions whose proofs of vaccination the IATF has already approved for recognition in the Philippines, and without prejudice to such other proofs of vaccination approved by the IATF for all inbound travelers,” Nograles said in a statement.
The IATF earlier said that the country will honor the vaccination certificates of at least 20 countries, namely:
-Papua New Guinea
The Bureau of Quarantine, Department of Transportation’s One-Stop Shop, and the Bureau of Immigration are tasked to heed to the recognition.
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