To boost tourism, the Philippine government has announced that the country will be open to fully vaccinated travelers from February 10, 2022.
However, the beautiful Asian island nation plans to reopen in December. , the plans were canceled because of the Omicron. Variable. The nation has now declared that travelers from around 150 countries can enter the Philippines for tourism purposes without a visa. But China, Taiwan, and India are not on the list.
Bern Tourism Secretary Romulo-Puyat said: “(This will make a significant contribution to labor reform, mainly in tourism-dependent communities, and the reopening of previously closed establishments.”
The government also said quarantine requirements will apply from February 1 for returning Filipinos and from February 10 for foreign tourists. But everyone must be vaccinated and also tested negative for COVID-19.
There are around 7,000 amazing islands in the island nation that are admired for their white sandy beaches and rich aquatic life. Tourists from Japan, South Korea, and China are reportedly entering the country, which has fallen by 83% over the past year due to the pandemic.
“The tourism industry can now recover and make a significant contribution to jobs, livelihoods, and economic growth in the country,” said Presidential Spokesman Karlo Nograles.
Since the pandemic began, the Philippines has reported around 3.4 million infections and more than 53,000 deaths.