MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced on Thursday (July 1) that fully vaccinated passengers from 57 countries and jurisdictions considered low risk by health authorities are only required a 7-day quarantine period upon their arrival in the country.
These countries are Albania, American Samoa, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Benin, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cayman Islands, Chad, China, Ivory Coast, Eswatini, Falkland Islands, French Polynesia, Gambia, Ghana, Greenland, Grenada, Hongkong, Iceland, Isle of Man, Israel, Laos, Liberia, Malawi, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Rwanda, Saba, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Singapore, Saint Eustatius, South Korea, Taiwan, Togo, Turks and Caicos Islands (UK), Vietnam, and Zimbabwe.
In a statement, BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said passengers fully vaccinated abroad who stayed exclusively in any of these “green” countries within the past 14 days immediately preceding their arrival shall undergo a seven-day facility-based quarantine.
They would only need to present a seven-day booking in a government-accredited quarantine hotel or facility during primary immigration inspection when they arrive in the country.
Meanwhile, Morente also stressed that arriving passengers who were fully vaccinated in the Philippines are entitled to the same shorter quarantine privilege.
They would also need to present a seven-day quarantine booking upon arrival to immigration authorities.