Filipinos can now travel in 54 countries which previously implemented a restriction, said the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

In the latest bulletin released by the Foreign Affairs agency, Filipinos can now travel to the 54 previously restricted countries as long as they can comply with medical protocols including COVID-19 testing and quarantine as soon as they arrive in the country.

Among the countries that have lifted their restrictions to Filipino travelers include;

  • United States
  • Antigua & Barbuda,
  • The Bahamas,
  • Barbados,
  • Brazil,
  • The Dominican Republic,
  • Ecuador,
  • Guam,
  • Hawaii,
  • Jamaica,
  • Saint Lucia,
  • Afghanistan,
  • Bangladesh,
  • Cambodia,
  • French Polynesia,
  • Kiribati,
  • Laos,
  • Maldives,
  • Micronesia,
  • Mongolia,
  • Nauru,
  • Pakistan,
  • Papua New Guinea,
  • Timor Leste,
  • Azerbaijan,
  • Belarus,
  • Croatia,
  • Turkey,
  • Ukraine,
  • The United Kingdom,
  • Benin,
  • Burkina Faso,
  • Chad,
  • Côte d’Ivoire,
  • Djibouti,
  • Egypt,
  • Eswatini,
  • Ethiopia,
  • Guinea Bissau,
  • Iran,
  • Kenya,
  • Lesotho,
  • Malawi,
  • Mozambique,
  • Niger,
  • Nigeria,
  • Rwanda,
  • Senegal,
  • Somalia,
  • South Africa,
  • Sudan,
  • Tanzania,
  • Uganda, and
  • United Arab Emirates

Some countries allow entry of Filipinos even without arrival protocols. These countries are;

  • Haiti,
  • Mexico,
  • Andorra,
  • Montenegro,
  • North Macedonia,
  • Serbia and
  • Zambia

Despite the huge number of countries opening their doors to tourists, there are still 130 countries which remained closed to foreign visitors. These countries include;

  • Canada,
  • Hong Kong,
  • Indonesia,
  • Japan,
  • China,
  • Malaysia,
  • The Republic of Korea,
  • Singapore,
  • Italy,
  • Spain,
  • Sweden,
  • Switzerland, and
  • Saudi Arabia

“While travel for leisure is now an option amidst the pandemic, the DFA advises Filipino travelers to refer to the requirements set by the IATF and implemented by the Bureau of Immigration (BI),” says the DFA.

Some of the requirements needed for travel abroad include a roundtrip ticket, BI declaration that acknowledges the risks during their travel, health insurance that covers travel disruptions, and hospitalization in case they contract COVID-19.

“Moreover, travelers should always check ahead of travel dates with their airlines before departure or before booking a ticket as the information in the infographics could change at any time,” DFA reminds the public.

As for the Philippines, the country remains close to foreigners.

Source Asia Journal 

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