MANILA, Philippines – Six countries are now on the government’s red list for COVID-19 travel from January 1 to 15, MalacaÃ±ang said Thursday.
This means that travel to and from these territories is prohibited.
Acting Presidential Spokesman and Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said the Interagency Working Group for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) has approved the new country risk classification which will take effect from January 1 to 15. 2022.
The following countries are now in the red list:
The following items are in the allow list:
-British Virgin Islands
– Ivory Coast (Ivory Coast)
-Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
-Hong Kong (Chinese Special Administrative Region)
-Saba (Special Municipality of the Kingdom of the Netherlands)
-Sao Tome and Principe
-Timor-Leste (East Timor)
-United Arab Emirates
Other areas not mentioned are on the yellow list, Nograles said. However, a country classified in the green list will be moved to the yellow list if local transmission of the Omicron variant is detected.
The IATF has also approved the acceptance and recognition for the purposes of quarantine protocols on arrival and for inter-area or intra-area movements of the national COVID-19 vaccination certificate from Armenia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Kuwait, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United States. States of America and Oman.
Nograles said this is in addition to the list of countries whose IATF has already approved proof of vaccination for recognition in the Philippines, and without prejudice to those other IATF-approved proof of vaccination for all inbound travelers.
The Quarantine Office, the Department of Transport – One-stop shop and the Immigration Office are required to recognize only proof of vaccination so approved by the IATF, Nograles added.
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