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PH’s recovery in travel, tourism hot topic in Routes Asia 2022

PH RECOVERY. DOT Undersecretary for Tourism Development Planning Woodrow C. Maquiling Jr. speaks during the Routes Asia “Panel Trends Discussion: Tourism Rebound – Future Travel” in Da Nang, Vietnam on June 6-8, 2022. The Philippines’ impressive ranking as the world’s fourth fastest-growing economy in 2021 was one of the topics discussed during the event. (Photo by DOT) … Continue reading

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IATF allows use of antigen test as entry requirement to Philippines

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos  (File photo) MANILA – Travelers can now enter the Philippines just by presenting an antigen test performed by healthcare professionals, Malacañang said Wednesday. This, after members of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) agreed on Wednesday night to allow the use of rapid antigen test taken … Continue reading

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Philippines welcomes over 47K foreign tourists, balikbayans in February

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora  (File photo) MANILA – The Philippines attracted 47,715 foreign tourists and balikbayans in February 2022 alone, reflecting the international traveler’s eagerness to visit Filipino destinations even after almost two years of closure. The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Thursday said 45 percent of the figures are balikbayans while 55 percent are … Continue reading

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BI OKs entry of Pinoys’ foreign parents, kids from ‘visa nations’

By Ferdinand Patinio  (File photo) MANILA – Visa-required foreign nationals who are parents or children of Filipinos may now enter the country without an entry exemption document (EED) from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), the Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced on Wednesday. Commissioner Jaime Morente said while these foreigners are no longer required to present … Continue reading

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Only fully vaxxed travelers from visa-free countries can enter PH

By Ferdinand Patinio  (File photo) MANILA – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Tuesday clarified that only fully vaccinated foreign nationals coming from over 150 countries are allowed to enter the country without a visa starting February 10. In a statement, Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said foreigners whose country of nationality is not listed under Executive … Continue reading

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IATF issues new testing, quarantine rules for returning Filipinos

By Filane Mikee Cervantes  (File photo) MANILA – The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has updated the testing and quarantine protocols for inbound Filipino travelers in view of the temporary suspension of the “green,” “yellow,” and “red” Covid-19 risk classifications for countries, territories, and jurisdictions. The new guidelines, which were … Continue reading

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Prepare requirements for seamless PH travel, int’l tourists told

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora  (PNA photo by Avito C. Dalan) MANILA – The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Friday reminded foreign tourists planning to visit the Philippines to prepare all entry requirements for seamless travel. The statement came as the Inter-agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) issued Resolution No. 160-B, … Continue reading

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DOT to keep ‘close watch’ as PH opens to int’l tourists

By Raymond Carl Dela Cruz  Department of Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat (File photo) MANILA – An official of the Department of Tourism (DOT) on Monday said the government would ensure that tourists and tourism establishments adhere to minimum public health standards as the country opens to fully vaccinated international tourists beginning February 10. During a press briefing … Continue reading

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Exec urges to honor negative antigen test for int’l arrivals

By Kris Crismundo  Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion (File photo) MANILA – Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion has recommended to the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF) to allow negative antigen test results as a travel requirement for those arriving in the country. “I thought the idea of antigen test … Continue reading

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IATF sets new testing, quarantine rules for inbound travelers

By Azer Parrocha Cabinet Secretary and Acting Presidential Spokesperson Karlo Nograles (File photo) MANILA – The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has approved new testing and quarantine protocols for arriving international passengers from countries, territories, and jurisdictions in the “green” and “yellow” list effective December 3. The green list is composed … Continue reading