Palace: 8 areas on the “red list” for trips from December 16


Philstar.com

December 15, 2021 | 1:04 p.m.

MANILA, Philippines – The government’s pandemic task force has placed eight countries and territories on its “red list,” the most serious risk classification for COVID-19, from December 16 until the end of the year. month, Malacañang announced on Wednesday.

They are:

  • Andorra
  • France
  • Monaco
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Meeting
  • San Marino
  • South Africa
  • Switzerland

During his regular briefing, Acting Presidential Spokesman Karlo Nograles stressed that only Filipinos will be allowed to travel to the Philippines from “red list” areas.

These Filipinos must return home via government initiated repatriation, uninitiated government repatriation or Bayanihan flights.

They are also subject to the following protocols:

  • For fully vaccinated
    • Negative rt-pcr test performed within 72 hours of departure from home country
    • Institutional quarantine with another rt-pcr test performed on the 7th day with discharge authorized only if the test is negative
    • Home quarantine until the 14th day of arrival
  • For people who are partially vaccinated, unvaccinated or whose vaccination status cannot be independently confirmed:
    • Negative rt-pcr test performed within 72 hours of departure from home country
    • Mandatory quarantine in an establishment for 10 days with rt-pcr test carried out on the 7th day
    • Home quarantine until the 14th day of arrival

The Philippines has imposed a travel ban on several countries and territories in an attempt to stop the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

Nograles also announced that areas placed on the government’s “green list”, the lower risk classification, will be reclassified to the moderate or “yellow” list once they detect local transmission of the Omicron variant.

– Bella Perez Rubio

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