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”:
the Cayman Islands
the Republic of the Congo
the Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
the Federated States of Micronesia
Northern Mariana Islands
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
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