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Philippines to enforce pre-pandemic entry rules for foreigners

The Philippines will return topre-pandemic entry rules for completely vaccinated foreign citizens from visa- needed countries starting on April 1, a government prophet said on Friday.

” Foreign citizens may enter the Philippines without the need of an entry impunity document (EED) handed they misbehave with the applicable visa conditions and immigration entry and departure formalities,”Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Kristian Ablan said.
In the wake of the Covid-19 epidemic, the Philippines assessed the EED for incoming trippers from visa- needed countries, reports Xinhua news agency.

In a televised press conference, Ablan said foreign citizens must be completely vaccinated except only for children below 12 times old travelling with their completely vaccinated foreign parents.
He added that entering foreign citizens must present” respectable evidence of vaccination”, a negative RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours, or a negative laboratory- grounded antigen test taken within 24 hours before departure from the country of origin.

“Once admitted into the country, they’re no longer needed to observe installation- grounded counterblockade but shall tone- examiner for any sign or symptom for seven days from appearance,”Ablan added.
The new policy opens the country to all trippers, including excursionists, to enter the Southeast Asian country.

The advertisement of the new entry policy came five days after President Rodrigo Duterte inked an administrative order easing the entry of foreign excursionists into the country to boost transnational tourism, increase foreign investments, and restore jobs in the tourism sector.
The measure is part of the government’s trouble to accelerate and sustain the country’s recovery from the epidemic.

On February 10, the Philippines restarted its doors to foreign rest trippers from 157 visa-free countries and regions after over two times of epidemic lockdown.
The country further opened to trippers from visa- needed countries this month.

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