Philippines adds 4 countries to COVID-19 travel ‘red list’

Philippines adds 4 countries to COVID-19 travel ‘red list’

The Philippines will bar the entry of travelers from Grenada, Papua New Guinea, Serbia, and Slovenia in the latest update of the so-called red list for travel.

“This new classification shall take effect on Sept. 19, 2021 until Sept. 30, 2021,” Palace spokesman Herminio L. Roque, Jr. said in a statement.

Countries on the red list are considered to be “high risk” for the coronavirus.

Meanwhile, Mr. Roque said that the following places are now on the “green list”:

China
Hong Kong
New Zealand
American Samoa
Burkina Faso
Cameroon
the Cayman Islands
Chad
China
Comoros
the Republic of the Congo
Djibouti
Equatorial Guinea
the Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
Gabon
Hungary
Madagascar
Mali
the Federated States of Micronesia
Montserrat
New Caledonia
Niger
Northern Mariana Islands
Palau
Poland
Saba
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Sierra Leone
Sint Eustatius
Taiwan
Algeria
Bhutan
Cook Islands
Eritrea
Kiribati
Marshall Islands
Nauru
Nicaragua
Niue
North Korea
Saint Helena
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Sudan
Syria
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Tokelau
Tonga
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Vanuatu
Yeme.

Fully vaccinated people from green or low-risk countries are allowed to enter the Philippines. They are required to undergo a seven-day facility-based quarantine, Philippine authorities earlier said.

“All other countries/territories/jurisdictions not mentioned are on the Yellow List,” Mr. Roque said.

The Philippine government updated its rules for inbound passengers amid the increasing number of coronavirus infections in the country. — Kyle Aristophere Ateinza

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