Philippines allows entry of travelers from Hong Kong, Macau, Brazil, Israel sans visa amid pandemic

Published March 14, 2022 12:56pm

The Philippine government has allowed citizens of special administrative regions of Hong Kong, Macau, as well as Brazil and Israel to enter the country without visa amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is provided under Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) Resolution 164-A which states that foreigners who are holders of passports of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) or Macau SAR are “entitled to stay for a period not exceeding 14 days” provided that:

they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 carry/possess an acceptable proof of vaccination present a negative RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours or a negative laboratory based Antigen Test taken within 24 hours prior to the date and time of departure from the country of origin/first port of embarkation in a continuous travel to the Philippines, excluding lay-overs; provided, that, he/she has not left the airport premises or has not been admitted into another country during such lay-over; and have passports valid for a period of at least six (6) months at the time of their arrival to the Philippines;

Likewise, the same IATF Resolution states that “citizens/nationals of Brazil and Israel are allowed to stay [in the Philippines] for a period not exceeding 59 days” under the same above mentioned conditions.

There are at least 64 million Filipinos fully vaccinated against COVID-19 so far.

The government is eyeing to have 77 million Filipinos fully vaccinated against COVID-9 by the end of March. — Llanesca T. Panti/RSJ, GMA News

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