IATF Releases List of Green Countries Which Fully-Vaccinated Travelers Qualify for 7-day Quarantine

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Last June 30, 2021, the government’s COVID-19 task force released a list of “green” or low-risk nations for COVID-19– jurisdictions where a fully vaccinated individual 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) previously allowed tourists immunized abroad going into the Philippines from “green” countries to go through a seven-day facility-based quarantine instead of 10 days.

These tourists need to have remained the past 14 days, specifically in “green” countries, before arriving in the Philippines, the IATF stressed.

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In a declaration, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, who likewise functions as IATF mouthpiece, said the following were listed as “green” nations 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. The 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

Roque stated that providing a Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO)-verified document as evidence of vaccination status is unique to abroad Filipino workers (OFWs).

The POLOs will start accepting applications for vaccination status recognition beginning July 5, 2021.

Roque stated that OFWs who can present International Certificates of Vaccination could use “green lanes” starting July 1 if they comply with other requirements.

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

Vaccines administered to the individual need either an emergency situation use permission or a compassionate special license from the Philippines Food and Drug Administration or consist of worldwide Health Organization’s emergency usage listing.

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