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DOT hails acceptance of 12 more nat’l vax certs

VAX CERTIFICATES. Two international tourists point to their QR codes upon arrival on the Ninoy Aquino Worldwide Airport on February 10, 2022. The Department of Tourism has welcomed the hot likelihood of the Inter-Agency Task Power for the Administration of Rising Infectious Illnesses to discover bigger its list of authorized and identified national Covid-19 vaccination certificates.(File photo by Avito Dalan)

MANILA – The Department of Tourism (DOT) has welcomed the hot likelihood of the Inter-Agency Task Power for the Administration of Rising Infectious Illnesses (IATF-EID) to discover bigger its list of authorized and identified national Covid-19 vaccination certificates, approving twelve more from nations whose vacationers are allowed visa-free experience to the Philippines.

Per Resolution No. 162 of the IATF-EID, the national/articulate vaccination certificates of Argentina, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Chile, Denmark, Ecuador, Indonesia, Myanmar, Papua Unusual Guinea, Peru, Portugal, and Spain, mainly 12 of the 157 nations that can search the advice of with the Philippines visa-free under Govt Record (EO) 408, will be authorized and identified as different proofs of vaccination required as entry requirements to the Philippines.

These are moreover to to the national Covid-19 vaccination certificates that had been permitted in the earlier resolutions of the assignment pressure.

The an identical resolution moreover directed the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ), and the Department of Transportation (DOTr) One Dwell Shop (OSS) to fully collect vaccination certificates identified by the IATF-EID.

“The DOT commits to working with different member companies of the IATF-EID in making the experience course of and requirements to the country more straightforward for balikbayans and international tourists alike. This switch will a great deal abet in restoring jobs under the closely impacted tourism industry,” tourism chief Berna Romulo-Puyat mentioned on Saturday. 

“We’re grateful to the IATF-EID for this construction as we aim to discover experience as seamless as probably for our vacationers from visa-free nations. We ogle forward to opening our doors to visitors from in each attach the area, but for fine, with the entire compulsory health and safety protocols in role,” the tourism chief added in a assertion. 

In the intervening time, Puyat illustrious that the Vaccinated Commute Lane (VTL) diagram that has been agreed by the governments of the Philippines and Singapore will extra boost arrivals from the latter.

Right here is the fat list of countries whose national vaccination certificates are identified by the Philippines: https://visitor.tourism.gov.ph/vaxcert/. (PR)

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