SHORTER FACILITY-BASED QUARANTINE
Date: 12 October 2021
Per IATF Resolution No. 142, Series of 2021, the IATF has approved the following recommendations of the Technical Working Group in relation to travel:
Effective 08 October 2021, and pending further review of the testing and quarantine protocols for international arriving passengers coming from “Green” List countries/territories/jurisdictions, the protocols for “Green” List and “Yellow” List countries/territories/jurisdictions in all ports of entry in the Philippines shall be as follows:
1. Fully vaccinated individuals coming from either “Green” or “Yellow” List countries/territories/jurisdictions, need to undergo facility-based quarantine until the release of their negative Reverse Transcription – Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) testing taken on the fifth (5th) day. After which, they shall be required to undergo home quarantine until their tenth (10th) day, with the day of arrival being the first day. The Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) shall ensure strict symptom monitoring while in the facility. Foreign nationals shall be required to secure their own pre-booked accommodation of at least six (6) days;
2. Unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, or individuals whose vaccination status cannot be independently verified/confirmed by Philippine authorities as valid and authentic coming from either “Green” or “Yellow” List countries/territories/jurisdictions, shall be required to undergo facility-based quarantine until the release of their negative RT-PCR testing taken on the seventh (7th) day. After which, they shall be required to undergo home quarantine until their fourteenth (14th) day, with the day of arrival being the first day. The BOQ shall ensure strict symptom monitoring while in the facility. Foreign nationals shall be required to secure their own pre-booked accommodation of at least eight (8) days;
3. For purposed of verification/confirmation of vaccination status, any of the following shall be acceptable:
a. For Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their spouse, parent/s, and/or children traveling with them: a Certification from the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in the country of origin;
b. For Filipinos and foreigners fully vaccinated in the Philippines: either their VaxCertPH digital vaccination certificate or BOQ-issued International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICV);
c. For non-OFWs and foreigners fully vaccinated abroad: the national digital certificate of the foreign government which has accepted VaxCertPH under a reciprocal arrangement if BOQ-issued ICV.
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