MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine government has updated its list of “red, yellow, and green” countries and territories, Malacañang said Friday.
In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) has approved the revised list of areas that are classified as “red, yellow, and green.”
“This new classification shall take effect on September 19, 2021 until September 30, 2021,” Roque said.
Territories under the red list are considered as “high-risk.”
The red list will now include Grenada, Papua New Guinea, Serbia and Slovenia.
The government earlier said that inbound passengers, regardless of their vaccination status, coming from or have been to “red” nations are not allowed to enter the Philippines.
Filipinos returning to the Philippines through government-facilitated or non-government repatriation programs, as well as special commercial flights allowed under existing IATF resolutions are not covered by the travel restrictions.
Meanwhile, areas included in the “green” list are as follows:
- American Samoa
- Burkina Faso
- Cayman Islands
- Republic of the Congo
- Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea
- Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
- Hong Kong
- Federated States of Micronesia
- New Caledonia
- New Zealand
- Northern Mariana Islands
- Saba (Special Municipality of the Kingdom of Netherlands)
- Saint Pierre and Miquelon
- Sierra Leone
- Sint Eustatius
- Cook Islands
- Marshall Islands
- Saint Helena
- Solomon Islands
Green countries are those considered “low-risk” for COVID-19 based on disease incidence rate.
All other countries/territories/jurisdictions not mentioned are in the yellow list, Roque said.
Inbound passengers, regardless of their vaccination status, coming from or who have been to the “yellow” countries within 14 days prior to their arrival in the Philippines are required to undergo strict entry, testing and quarantine protocols.