Rodrigo Duterte

IATF Red list Countries in the Philippines

President Duterte approved the travel restriction on countries under the red list. Passengers coming from these countries shall be prohibited from entering the Philippines effective November 16-30, 2021 if they stay 14 days prior to their arrival to the Philippines.

However, passengers merely transiting through the red country should not be deemed as “having come from or having been to said country or jurisdiction or territory if they stayed in the airport the whole time and were not cleared for entry by its immigration authorities.

Countries under the red list are required to spend their first ten (10) days in a quarantine facility and the last four (4) days at home. They need to take the RT-PCR test on their seventh day.

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 Faroe Islands and The Netherlands

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 November 16-30, 2021, except returning Filipinos via government-initiated or non-government repatriation programs and special commercial flights under existing IATF resolutions.

Also Read: Updated IATF Green List Countries Philippines

Transit Passengers

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.

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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.

Yellow List Countries

Countries not mentioned in the Green list and Red list are automatically included in the Yellow List. For fully-vaccinated passengers from yellow countries, they need to undergo facility-based quarantine until the release of their negative RT-PCR test result taken on their fifth day in the Philippines, After which, they shall be required to undergo home quarantine until their 10th day. Foreign nationals shall be required to secure their pre-booked accommodation of at least 6 days.

Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travelers, as well as those with unverified vaccination status, have to undergo a facility-based quarantine until the release of their negative RT-PCR test result taken on their seventh day in the country. They are required to undergo home quarantine for another week, while foreigners have to secure pre-booked accommodation of at least eight days.

1 thought on “IATF Red list Countries in the Philippines”

  1. This red list of blocked countries is a complete joke. ISRAEL on the red list ?? Israel is the world champion for vaccinating people and the Philippines put them on the red list. The IATF guys in Manila must be a bunch of idiots indeed.

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