PH publishes updated list of “green” states and jurisdictions

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MANILA – The Philippines revised the list of “green” countries and jurisdictions to ensure the smooth implementation of more flexible testing and quarantine protocols for people fully vaccinated against 2019 coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

In a press release issued on Friday, Presidency spokesman Harry Roque released the updated list of the 57 countries and jurisdictions where the “green lane” policy for fully vaccinated travelers will be implemented.

At least 11 states and jurisdictions, namely Azerbaijan, Barbados, Bermuda, Comoros, Curaçao, Dominica, Gabon, Liechtenstein, Mali, North Macedonia and Romania, have been added to the list .

On the other hand, Belize, Liberia, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Sierra Leone, Senegal and Zimbabwe have been removed from the list of countries and jurisdictions “Green”.

The states and jurisdictions included in the revised list are:

Albania
American Samoa
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Australia
Azerbaijan
Barbados
Benign
Bermuda
British Virgin Islands
Brunei
Burkina Faso
Cayman Islands
Chad
China
Comoros
Ivory Coast (Ivory Coast)
Curacao
Dominica
Eswatini
the falkland islands
French Polynesia
Gabon
The Gambia
Ghana
Greenland
Grenade
Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region of China)
Iceland
Isle of man
Israel
Laos
Liechtenstein
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Mauritius
Federated States of Micronesia
Montserrat
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Niger
Nigeria
North Macedonia
Northern Mariana Islands
Palau
Romania
Saba (special municipality of the Kingdom of the Netherlands)
St. Bartholomew
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Singapore
Saint-Eustache
South Korea
Taiwan
To go
Turks and Caicos Islands (United Kingdom)
Vietnam

The Interagency Working Group for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) approved the updated list on Thursday, Roque said.

“Green” countries and jurisdictions are those classified by the Ministry of Health as “low risk countries or jurisdictions based on disease incidence rate,” according to IATF-EID resolution 123-C published on 28 June.

Under IATF-EID Resolution 123-C, travelers from “green” countries are allowed to spend seven days instead of 14 days in a quarantine facility upon arrival in the Philippines, provided that they are fully vaccinated.

Fully vaccinated passengers from “green” countries must carry their official full vaccination documentation validated by the Philippine Overseas Labor Offices (POLO), or present their International Certificate of Vaccination, as appropriate, based on of the resolution.

Roque said on June 30 that the option of showing POLO validations as proof of vaccination is exclusive to Filipino workers overseas.

Initially, the IATF-EID only allowed the Philippines to stay in a quarantine facility seven days after arriving in the country.

In the Philippines, fully vaccinated people are still required to carry their vaccination card, which must be verified before departure by the Certificate of Vaccination Record Portal from the Department of Information and Communications Technology or the City Health Officer of the local government unit who administered the entire vaccination. vaccination.

The Quarantine Office (BOQ) is responsible for ensuring strict symptom monitoring of fully vaccinated people while they are in an isolation center.

Fully vaccinated people should also undergo self-monitoring for an additional seven days after their quarantine period.

IATF-EID Resolution 123-C also requires them to perform a reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test on their fifth day in the quarantine facility in order to collect local data on breakthrough infections.

The BOQ will issue a quarantine certificate indicating the person’s vaccination status at the end of the seven-day quarantine in the establishment.

Travelers who are not covered by the new testing and quarantine protocols are advised to stay in a quarantine facility for 10 days and observe home quarantine for an additional four days. (ANP)


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