Philippines

Int’l travelers told to follow strict testing, quarantine rules

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– To prevent the entry of new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) variants, the government is requiring international travelers in all Philippine ports of entry to observe strict testing and quarantine protocols, Malacañang said on Friday. “All incoming international travelers in all ports of entry must strictly comply … Continue reading

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Boracay Island gets world-recognized ‘safe travel’ stamp

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   SAFE HERE. Boracay gets a World Travel and Tourism Council Safe Travels Stamp for destinations, formally awarded by the DOT on Wednesday (July 8, 2021). The resort island is known for its long stretch of white sand beach. (Photo by DOT Philippines/Denison Manuel) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Boracay Island just became one of the … Continue reading

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Filipinos in countries covered by ban allowed to return home

By Azer Parrocha   File photo MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Filipinos in countries covered by temporary travel ban will still be allowed to return home as long as they are covered by the government’s repatriation efforts, Malacañang said on Sunday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this clarification after announcing that the Philippines has extended the travel ban … Continue reading

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Arrest travelers presenting fake Covid-19 tests: Duterte

By Filane Mikee Cervantes   FAKE COVID-19 TESTS. President Rodrigo R. Duterte warns travelers with fake Covid-19 test results will be arrested, during his talk to the people at the Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang Park, Manila on Monday night (June 14, 2021). Duterte directed the Philippine National Police, Department of Tourism, and all local government units to … Continue reading

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7-day quarantine for vaccinated individuals in PH approved

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   A quarantine facility in Manila. (Contributed photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – All individuals who have received two coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine shots in the Philippines can leave and enter the country with shorter quarantine period, Malacañang said on Friday. The new rule was contained in the Inter-Agency Task Force for the … Continue reading

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Report says families now most dynamic force in travel

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   Infinity pool with a view of Taal at Narra Hill, an Airbnb listing Batangas. (Photo courtesy of Narra Hill/Airbnb website) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Families will have a major impact on the future of the travel industry as priorities dramatically shift to reconnecting with relatives during the pandemic. “Pre-pandemic, travel was built … Continue reading

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Travel ban extended; aliens with travel exemption may enter PH

  NAIA Terminal 1 (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– The Bureau of Immigration (BI) said foreigners who were given entry exemption document prior to the implementation last month’s travel ban may now enter the Philippines. In an advisory issued on Friday, BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said aliens with entry exemption documents issued by the Department … Continue reading

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UK bans Pinoys, travelers from PH as precaution vs. new variants

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora  MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Visitors from the Philippines cannot enter the United Kingdom starting April 9 after the country was included on the “red list” travel ban, British Ambassador to Manila Daniel Pruce announced online Friday. New restrictions will come into effect by 4 a.m. (UK time) next Friday and … Continue reading

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Travelers entering Philippines face arrest for protocol violation

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Friday reminded all foreign nationals who have secured entry visas from Philippine Embassies abroad, as well as returning overseas Filipinos, to strictly follow local health and quarantine protocols once they arrive in the country. “Foreign nationals who have secured entry visas … Continue reading