Philippines To Suspend Mandatory Quarantine For Incoming Vaccinated Travelers

The Philippines is currently suspending its mandatory quarantine for vaccinated travelers arriving in the country.

The new Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases Resolution requires fully vaccinated international arriving passengers to present their proof of vaccination and negative RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours prior to departure.

The resolution went effective on Feb. 1.

Those who bypassed the mandatory quarantine are still required to self-monitor for any sign or symptom for 7 days. If symptoms are manifesting, they are required to self-isolate, medicate and report their case to the local government unit.

For unvaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals arriving in the Philippines, they are required to present a negative RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours prior to departure from country of origin.

They will undergo the required facility-based quarantine until the release of their negative RT-PCR test on the 5th day. Once at home, the individual must still continue the mandatory quarantine until the 14th day.

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