7-day quarantine for returning Filipinos fully vaccinated in PH effective June 22
MANILA, Philippines — The implementation of a seven-day quarantine period for Filipinos returning from abroad who were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in the Philippines will be in effect starting June 22, Malacañang said Friday.
In a statement, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said this is “in consideration of the full rollout of the process of validation of vaccination certificates.”
It was on June 4 when the Philippines shortened from 10 days to seven days the quarantine period of returning Filipinos who were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in the country.
Under the guidelines, these fully vaccinated Filipinos will only undergo an RT-PCR or swab test when they manifest COVID-19 symptoms during the seven-day quarantine period.
After completing the facility-based quarantine, they will be issued a quarantine certificate indicating their vaccination status.
The policy only covers Filipinos vaccinated in the country and does not apply to foreign nationals or overseas Filipino workers inoculated abroad.
In the meantime, Roque stressed the “strict enforcement” of current testing and quarantine protocols for all other inbound international travelers “regardless of any specific protocols that may be issued by the local government units on the contrary.”
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