(02 Jul 2021) -- Incoming travelers vaccinated abroad arriving from the "Green List" countries and having exclusively stayed there for the past fourteen (14) days preceding arrival in the Philippines can avail of shortened quarantine measures in the Republic of the Philippines, provided they qualify under the guidelines stipulated in Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) Memorandum Circular No. 2021-11 dated 30 Jun 2021.
Upon the recommendation of the Department of Health and the Technical Advisory Group, the countries/jurisdictions listed hereunder have met the prescribed incidence rate and case trajectory to be considered as "Green" countries for the purpose of Resolution No. 123-C of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) of the Philippines:
|Country Name||Country Name||Country Name||Country Name|
|1||Albania||21||Gambia||39||New Caledonia||57||Turks and Caicos Islands (U.K.)|
|2||American Samoa||22||Ghana||40||New Zealand||58||Vietnam|
|4||Antigua and Barbuda||24||Grenada||42||Nigeria|
|5||Australia||25||Hong Kong||43||Northern Mariana Islands|
|7||Belize||27||Isle of Man||45||Rwanda|
|8||British Virgin Islands||28||Israel||46||Saba|
|10||Burkina Faso||30||Liberia||48||Saint Kitts and Nevis|
|11||Burundi||31||Malawi||49||Saint Pierre and Miquelon|
|12||Cayman Islands||32||Malta||50||Sierra Leone|
|15||Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)||35||Micronesia||53||Saint Eustatius|
To qualify for the shortened quarantine measures in the Philippines, the incoming travelers must:
- Have come from the above-listed "Green-List" countries and stayed there exclusively for the past 14 days prior to arrival in the Philippines.
- Must be fully vaccinated outside the Philippines and can present their World Health Organization-issued International Certificate of Vaccination (as specified in the International Health Regulations, 2005) as proof of vaccination abroad. The Covid-19 vaccine administered should be among those included in the Emergency Use Listing of the WHO.
Qualified incoming travelers shall be required to undergo a seven-day facility-based quarantine upon arrival, with the date of arrival being the first day. Thereafter, an RT-PCR testing shall be conducted on the fifth day of the facility-based quarantine. If the RT-PCR test yields a negative result, the individual shall complete the 7-day facility-based quarantine after which the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) shall issue a Quarantine Certificate indicating the individual's vaccination status. If the RT-PCR test on the fifth day yields a positive result, the traveler will be isolated for at least ten (10) days pursuant to established health protocols.
All arriving fully vaccinated individuals not covered by the foregoing cannot undergo the shortened quarantine measure and shall comply with the testing and quarantine protocols as prescribed under the Omnibus Guidelines on the Implementation of Community Quarantine in the Philippines, as amended.