DOH lifts COVID-19 vax requirement for international travelers
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday lifted the COVID-19 vaccination certificate requirement for arriving international travelers.
According to the DOH through the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) in an advisory, all arriving international travelers are now accepted regardless of their vaccination status.
Meanwhile, the vaccination requirements of international travelers leaving the Philippines depend on the country of destination.
“It is highly recommended that the travelers should check on the requirements of the country that he or she is going,” the DOH reminded the public.
Vaccine requirements, including the International Certificate of Vaccination for Prophylaxis for Yellow Fever Vaccine, for Overseas Filipino workers and seafarers likewise depend on the requirement of their respective company or agency.
To recall, the national government lifted the public health emergency on COVID-19 July 22, just months after the World Health Organization (WHO) lifted the global state of public health emergency.
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