Philippines Loosens Entry Rules on Japan Arrivals

MANILA – Japan is among the countries which has been placed on the Philippines’ “green” list, allowing fully vaccinated Filipinos and foreign travelers to enter the country from Jan. 16 to 31 without the need to undergo quarantine or COVID-19 test.

However, they will still need to present a negative RT-PCR test result taken within 48 hours prior to departure from Japan, according to the latest country risk classification approved by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID).

Other countries on the green list or those that are considered as “low risk” for the novel coronavirus are: Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, British Virgin Islands, China (Mainland), Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Hong Kong (Chinese Special Administrative Region), India, Indonesia, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Montserrat, Morocco, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Saba (Special Municipality of the Kingdom of the Netherlands), Saint Barthelemy, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sint Eustatius, Taiwan, Timor-Leste (East Timor), and Uganda. - Florenda Corpuz

(Arriving passengers from Japan wait for their RT-PCR test at NAIA Terminal 2 on June 20, 2020.)