While having my cup of Good Day Vanilla Latte Coffee this morning I ran across some breaking news. The Philippines may allow fully vaccinated foreign tourists. The Philippines currently bars foreign tourists, and only a limited number of foreigners may enter the country.
The Philippines COVID-19 Task Force is currently studying the matter along with the Department of Tourism, DOT. However, don’t get too excited. Nothing ever happens in the Philippines in a timely fashion. The only exception to that is the rapid imposition of strict lockdowns. Every time a so-called new COVID-19 variant is discovered, the government seems to go into panic mode.
Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat said she had requested the IATF to consider establishing a “green lane.” Such a “green lane” would expedite the entry of foreigners fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. It might help the Philippines’ pandemic-hit tourism industry, the Secretary said.
However, don’t book those flights just yet.
The DOT did not specify when it is eyeing to implement the “green lane.”
With reporting from globalnation.inquirer.net