UPDATED TESTING AND QUARANTINE PROTOCOLS IN THE PHILIPPINES EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 1, 2021 AND INCLUSION OF CZECH REPUBLIC AMONG COUNTRIES SUBJECT TO TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS
Date: 28 January 2021
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INTER-AGENCY TASK FORCE (Resolution No. 96)
UPDATED TESTING AND QUARANTINE PROTOCOLS IN THE PHILIPPINES EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 1, 2021
Effective February 1, 2021, the testing and quarantine protocols for all persons allowed entry in the Philippines shall be as follows:
1. Arriving passengers, regardless of origin, shall be required to undergo facility-based quarantine upon arrival;
2. Unless the passenger exhibits symptoms at an earlier date while on quarantine, Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test shall be conducted on the fifth day from date of arrival in the Philippines;
3. If the RT-PCR test yields a negative result, the passenger shall be endorsed to their local government units of destination who shall then coordinate transfer of said passenger from quarantine facility to the LGU and strictly monitor the remainder of the fourteen-day quarantine through their respective Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams;
4. In all of the foregoing, appropriate patient management as outlined in the Philippine Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases guidelines and the Department of Health Omnibus Interim Guidelines on Prevention, Detection, Isolation, Treatment and Reintegration Strategies for COVID-19 shall still be observed.
All other testing and quarantine protocols not inconsistent hereto, including the exemptions therefrom, shall continue to be in force and effect.
BUREAU OF IMMIGRATION