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‘GREEN’ LIST EXPANDED

Travelers from Romania barred from PH

/ 05:20 AM October 16, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The government’s pandemic task force has barred the entry of travelers from Romania up to the end of the month and has updated its list of “green” or low-risk countries whose fully vaccinated travelers may skip quarantine upon arrival in the country, Malacañang said on Friday.

The new list of green countries from October 16-31 includes Hong Kong and China.

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Others in the list are Algeria, American Samoa, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Chad, Comoros, Republic of the Congo, Cook Islands, Eritrea, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), Gibraltar, 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 the 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, and Yemen.

Fully vaccinated inbound travelers from green countries may skip quarantine upon arrival if they have a negative swab test result within 72 hours prior to departure from the country of origin. However, they are enjoined to self-monitor for symptoms until the 14th day.

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Fully vaccinated Filipinos from these countries also have the option to stay in a quarantine facility until the release of a negative result of their reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test taken upon their arrival. Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals have to undergo quarantine until the release of the negative result of their RT-PCR test taken on the fifth day.

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