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Philippines will “soon” reopen borders to international tourists | TTG Asia

The Philippine government has approved a plan to allow entry for fully vaccinated travellers from low-risk countries, the Department of Tourism (DOT) announced on Friday (November 19).

Tourism secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said the coronavirus task force, under DOT’s recommendation, “has approved in principle the entry of fully vaccinated tourists” from countries under the green list, with guidelines to be finalised and approved.

Philippines’ borders have been closed to foreigners since March 2020 due to Covid; tourists snorkelling at Crystal Cove Island near Boracay pictured 

“Allowing tourists from green countries or territories that have the majority of its population vaccinated and with low infection rate, will greatly help in our recovery efforts – increasing tourist arrivals and receipts, among others,” Romulo-Puyat said.

“This move will likewise aid in bolstering consumer confidence, which is a large contributor to our gross domestic product or GDP…

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