The Bureau of Immigration (BI) recently announced that fully vaccinated foreign travelers who fail to produce authentic quarantine bookings will be considered “improperly documented” and not allowed to enter the country.
Dana Sandoval, BI spokesperson, stated that even with complete documentation to certify complete vaccination, foreign nationals must still present a legitimate quarantine booking to qualify for entry, while those that try to pass off fake bookings, face deportation.
Furthermore, travelers coming from the Department of Health’s (DOH) recently announced list of 57 “green countries” will be allowed a shorter, seven-day quarantine period upon arrival, in designated quarantine facilities.
BI port operations division chief Carlos Capulong echoed the agency’s reminder for proper quarantine bookings upon reaching Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
Once cleared by the BI, vaccination certification must be shown to the Bureau of Quarantine and Department of Transportation (DoT) for verification before setting foot on Philippine soil.
As of July 4, around 8.02% of the country’s population has been given their first dose of the Covid19 vaccine, while 2.6% have been fully inoculated.