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LIST: 57 ‘green’ countries which fully-vaccinated travelers qualify for 7-day quarantine in PH

By: - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ
/ 06:53 PM June 30, 2021
LIST: 57 'green' countries whose fully-vaccinated travelers qualify for 7-day quarantine in PH

A pharmacist makes an injection of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a pharmacy in Paris, on June 4, 2021. – Doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine are now available in pharmacies in France from May 28, 2021. (Photo by STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP)

MANILA, Philippines — The government’s COVID-19 task force on Wednesday released a list of “green” or low-risk countries for COVID-19 jurisdictions where a fully vaccinated person must come from to qualify for a shorter quarantine period upon arrival in the Philippines.

The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) earlier allowed travelers fully vaccinated abroad entering the Philippines from “green” countries to undergo a seven-day facility-based quarantine, instead of 10 days.

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These travelers should have stayed the past 14 days exclusively in “green” countries prior to arrival in the Philippines, the IATF stressed.

READ: Gov’t allows 7-day quarantine for fully vaccinated persons from ‘green’ countries

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In a statement, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, who also serves as IATF mouthpiece, said the following were listed as “green” countries by the task force:

  1. Albania
  2. American Samoa
  3. Anguilla
  4. Antigua and Barbuda
  5. Australia
  6. Benin
  7. Belize
  8. The British Virgin Islands
  9. Brunei
  10. Burkina Faso
  11. Burundi
  12. Cayman Islands
  13. Chad
  14. China
  15. Cote d’ Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
  16. Eswatini
  17. Falkland Islands
  18. French Polynesia
  19. Gambia
  20. Ghana
  21. Greenland
  22. Grenada
  23. Hong Kong
  24. Iceland
  25. Isle of Man
  26. Israel
  27. Laos
  28. Liberia
  29. Malawi
  30. Malta
  31. Marshall Islands
  32. Mauritius
  33. Micronesia
  34. Montserrat
  35. Morocco
  36. Mozambique
  37. New Caledonia
  38. New Zealand
  39. Niger
  40. Nigeria
  41. Northern Mariana Islands
  42. Palau
  43. Rwanda
  44. Saba
  45. Saint Barthelemy
  46. Saint Kitts and Nevis
  47. Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  48. Sierra Leone
  49. Senegal
  50. Singapore
  51. Sint Eustatius
  52. South Korea
  53. Taiwan
  54. Togo
  55. Turks and Caicos Islands (UK)
  56. Vietnam
  57. Zimbabwe

Presenting a Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO)-validated document as proof of vaccination status is exclusive to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), Roque said.

The POLOs will begin accepting applications for vaccination status validation starting July 5, 2021.

Roque said OFWs who can present International Certificates of Vaccination can avail of “green lanes” starting July 1, provided they comply with other requirements.

Inbound passengers are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two or more weeks after receiving a single-dose shot or the second shot of a two-dose vaccine.

Vaccines administered to the individual must have either an emergency use authorization or a compassionate special permit from the Philippines Food and Drug Administration or is included in the World Health Organization’s emergency use listing.

KGA

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