As the pandemic situation has stabilized globally, about 8,000 fully vaccinated visitors from 157 countries entered the Philippines on the first day of reopening the border. According to the 4wayvoice, 30% of the travelers are foreign tourists.
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As of February 14, the total number of cases in the Philippines reached 3,639,942, with an average of more than 2,500 new cases a day in the past three days. Compared with the surge in the number of confirmed cases in January, the epidemic situation is much better.
Passengers with visa-free agreements and certificates that shows status of being fully vaccinated and possess a negative PCR report within 48 hours before boarding are exempt from quarantine when entering the Philippines.
The Spokesperson of Bureau of Immigration - Dana Krizia (Mengote) Sandoval stated that if the vaccination certificate is falsified, the passenger will be deported.
The Secretary of Philippine Tourism Bernadette Romulo-Puyat (2nd from left) inspected the airport. (Photo / Provided by Department of Tourism)
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According to the tourism secretary, most tourists that entered the Philippines in the previous days were Americans, Canadians, Australians, and British people.