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Philippines to reopen to vaccinated tourists next month

Travellers from the UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and Oman will be allowed to enter the country

More than 20 months after the country closed its borders, the Philippines will reopen to vaccinated travellers on 1 December 2021. 

Visitors from countries that have been designated low-risk by the Philippines will be able to enter for 15 days initially, with the possibility of an extension.

Speaking about the reopening of the country, President Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesman Karlo Nograles said: “This is something we are doing step by step.” 

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All six GCC nations are included on the green list of more than 100 countries from which vaccinated travellers will now be able to enter the Philippines without having to quarantine.

Currently, travellers from green list countries who are approved to enter the Philippines must be fully vaccinated with a negative PCR test result received within 72 hours prior to departure. 

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