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The Philippines will no longer allow the entry of foreigners unvaccinated from COVID-19 beginning February 16, Malacañang announced on Friday, January 28.
The entry of foreign nationals unvaccinated against COVID-19 will be barred beginning February 16, 2022, following the most recent revision of the government-imposed protocols for arriving international travelers and returning Filipinos.
On Friday, January 28, acting Malacañang spokesman and Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles announced in a televised briefing that the new protocols are based on the COVID-19 Inter-Agency Task Force’s (IATF) Resolution No.157.
In addition to the new protocols, the government also discontinued the facility-based quarantine for fully-vaccinated international arrivals and returning overseas Filipinos.
Fully-vaccinated individuals of non-visa requiring countries under Executive Order 408, series of 1960 will also be permitted to enter the Philippines beginning Feb.10.
Under EO 408, fully-vaccinated international travelers with purposes for business and tourism will be allowed to enter the country.
Nograles highlighted that they only allow fully-vaccinated foreign nationals to come to the country. If the foreign nationals are not fully vaccinated, the acting spokesman reiterated that they cannot enter the country.
This development followed weeks after the government also imposed a ban on unvaccinated people from public transport in the National Capital Region.