Philippines amends quarantine rule for fully vaccinated UAE travellers

Starting November 16, fully vaccinated travellers from the UAE will not need to undergo facility-based quarantine upon arrival in the Philippines.

This comes after the Philippines government updated their travel Green List on Friday, adding Saudi Arabia, Oman, India and Pakistan to the group.

It means travellers from these countries must present a negative RT-PCR test result with 72-hour validity and enjoin to monitor any symptoms until the 14th day.

Meanwhile, fully vaccinated travellers have the option to take the RT-PCR test upon arrival. They must however quarantine in a facility until they get a negative result.

If they are "unvaccinated or partially vaccinated" then the hotel quarantine will come into play. They will be able to step out if their swab test on the fifth day of isolation comes out negative.

In the case of an unvaccinated minor accompanied by a fully vaccinated parent or guardian, the same rules apply but the guardian may be with the child during the quarantine period.

Authorities added that the Green List will be enforced until November 30.

Here's the full list:

  • American Samoa
  • Bhutan
  • Chad
  • China (Mainland)
  • Comoros
  • Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
  • Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Marshall Islands
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Paraguay
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sint Eustatius
  • South Africa
  • Sudan
  • Taiwan
  • Togo
  • Uganda
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

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