The Philippines will now recognize the COVID-19 vaccination certificates from two more countries, Malaysia and Ireland, acting presidential spokesperson Karlo Nograles announced on Monday.
Nograles said the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) approved this recommendation of the Department of Foreign Affairs.
“Inaprubahan din ng IATF ang [the IATF has approved the] acceptance and recognition of the national COVID-19 vaccine certificates ng Malaysia at Republic of Ireland for purposes of arrival quarantine protocols as well as for interzonal/ intrazonal movement,” Nograles said.
The IATF earlier approved the acceptance of the COVID-19 vaccination certificates from Slovenia, Bahrain, Qatar, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Brazil, Israel, South Korea, and Timor Leste.
Vaccination certificates from these countries can be used as proof in the Philippines for the purposes of arrival and quarantine protocols as well as for interzonal and intrazonal movement.
“Inatasan ng IATF ang Bureau of Quarantine, Department of Transportation – One-Stop Shop, at Bureau of Immigration na kilalain ang proofs of vaccination na inaprubahan ng IATF,” Nograles added.
(The IATF has instructed the Bureau of Quarantine, Department of Transportation – One -Stop Shop, and the Bureau of Immigration to identify proof of vaccination approved by the IATF.) –NB, GMA News