The Philippines will bar the entry of travelers from Grenada, Papua New Guinea, Serbia, and Slovenia in the latest update of the so-called red list for travel.
“This new classification shall take effect on Sept. 19, 2021 until Sept. 30, 2021,” Palace spokesman Herminio L. Roque, Jr. said in a statement.
Countries on the red list are considered to be “high risk” for the coronavirus.
Meanwhile, Mr. Roque said that the following places are now on the “green list”:
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- American Samoa
- Burkina Faso
- the Cayman Islands
- the Republic of the Congo
- Equatorial Guinea
- the Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
- the Federated States of Micronesia
- New Caledonia
- Northern Mariana Islands
- Saint Pierre and Miquelon
- Sierra Leone
- Sint Eustatius
- Cook Islands
- Marshall Islands
- North Korea
- Saint Helena
- Solomon Islands
Fully vaccinated people from green or low-risk countries are allowed to enter the Philippines. They are required to undergo a seven-day facility-based quarantine, Philippine authorities earlier said.
“All other countries/territories/jurisdictions not mentioned are on the Yellow List,” Mr. Roque said.
The Philippine government updated its rules for inbound passengers amid the increasing number of coronavirus infections in the country. — Kyle Aristophere Ateinza