ADVISORY: FOR TRAVELERS TO THE PHILIPPINES COMING FROM NORWAY AND ICELAND, 16 January 2022

ADVISORY: FOR TRAVELERS TO THE PHILIPPINES COMING FROM NORWAY AND ICELAND, 16 January 2022

YELLOW LIST COUNTRIES (LIKE NORWAY)


A. The protocols for “Yellow” List countries/jurisdictions/territories in all ports of entry in the Philippines shall be as follows:


1. For fully vaccinated individuals: a negative RT-PCR test taken within forty-eight hours (48 hrs) prior to departure from the country of origin will be required.
Upon arrival, they shall undergo facility-based quarantine with an RT-PCR test taken on the fifth (5th) day, with the date of arrival being the first day. Once with a negative result, they may be released for completion of home quarantine up to the seventh (7th) day from the date of arrival.

2. Individuals who are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, or whose vaccination status cannot be independently validated: a negative RT- PCR test taken within forty-eight hours (48 hrs) prior to departure from the country of origin will be required.

Upon arrival, they shall undergo facility-based quarantine with an RT-PCR test done on the seventh (7th) day, with the date of arrival being the first day.
Once with a negative result, they may be released for completion of home quarantine up to the fourteenth (14th) day from the date of arrival.
RED LIST COUNTRIES(LIKE ICELAND)

B. The protocols for “Red” List countries/jurisdictions/territories in all ports of entry in the Philippines shall be as follows:


1. The inbound international travel of all persons coming from or who have been to “Red List” countries/jurisdictions/territories within the last fourteen (14) days prior to arrival to any port of the Philippines shall be allowed.

2. For fully vaccinated individuals: a negative RT-PCR test taken within forty-eight hours (48 hrs) prior to departure from the country of origin will be required. Upon arrival, they shall undergo facility-based quarantine with an RT-PCR test taken on the seventh (7th) day, with the date of arrival being the first day.
Once with a negative result, they may be released from facility quarantine, provided the completion of home quarantine up to the fourteenth (14th) day from the date of arrival.

3. For individuals who are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, or whose vaccination status cannot be independently validated: a negative RT- PCR test taken within forty-eight hours (48 hrs) prior to departure from the country of origin will be required. Upon arrival, they shall undergo facility-based quarantine with an RT-PCR test done on the seventh (7th) day, with the date of arrival being the first day.

They may be discharged only upon the completion of a 10-day facility-based quarantine, regardless of a negative RT-PCR result, and shall observe home quarantine until the fourteenth (14th) day, with the date of arrival being the first day.

C. Negative pre-departure RT-PCR tests taken seventy-two hours (72 hrs) prior to departure shall be honored until 0001H of 19 January 2022.

D. In addition to the foregoing, foreign nationals allowed to enter into the country shall be subject to the following protocols:
Beginning 16 February 2022, proof of full vaccination shall be made a requirement for entry of all foreign nationals allowed to enter the Philippines.

WHO IS CONSIDERED VACCINATED

An individual shall be considered as having been fully vaccinated for COVID- 19:

1. More than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose series, or
2. More than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine.
3. The vaccines administered to the individual are included in any of the following:
a. Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) List or Compassionate Special Permit (CSP) issued by the Philippine Food and Drug Administration; or
b. Emergency Use Listing of the World Health Organization