President Duterte approved the travel restriction on countries under the red list. These countries shall be prohibited from entering the Philippines effective September 19, 2021, until September 30, 2021.
IATF Red list Countries
The country adopted the Red List, Yellow List, and Green List Classification of countries. Where in the red list are classified as “high-risk countries based on the following: (i) for populations greater than 100,000, the incidence rate shall be more than 500; and (ii) for populations less than 100,000, the COVID-19 case counts shall be more than 500.
Red list Countries include Grenada, Papua New Guinea, Serbia, and Slovenia.
All passengers coming from the countries mentioned above within 14 days immediately preceding arrival in the Philippines shall be prohibited from entering the country effective September 19, 2021, until September 30, 2021., Manila time, except returning Filipinos via government-initiated or non-government repatriation programs and special commercial flights under existing IATF resolutions.
Also, effective immediately, all passengers who have been to the abovementioned countries within 14 days immediately preceding arrival in the Philippines, arriving before September 19, 2021, shall be allowed to enter the country. They, however, shall be required to undergo a 14-day quarantine period, where the first 10 days shall be at a quarantine facility and the remaining days under home quarantine in their respective local government units of destination.
RT-PCR testing shall be conducted on the 7th day with the day of arrival as Day 1. Arriving passengers shall complete a 10-day facility-based quarantine, notwithstanding a negative test result.
In the case of Filipino or foreign passengers who merely transited through any of the abovementioned countries, they shall not be considered as having come or having been to the said country, provided they stayed in the airport the whole time and were not cleared for entry by immigration authorities.
The IATF classified “Yellow List” countries/jurisdictions/ territories as “Moderate Risk” based on the following metrics: (i) for populations greater than 100,000, the incidence rate shall be 50 to 500; and (ii) for populations less than 100,000, the COVID-19 case counts shall be 50 to 500; and testing rate of tests over the past 28 days per 100,000 population. All other countries/territories/jurisdictions not mentioned in the Green List and Red List are automatically included in the Yellow List.