Press Release

PBA can restart 46th season


The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Thursday, July 15, 2021, approved the request of the Philippine Basketball Association to restart their 46th season.

This, however, is subject to the strict compliance of the health and safety protocols as provided for under the guidelines of the Games and Amusement Board.

The IATF likewise approved the request of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict to conduct a nationwide Bike for Peace and Justice. This, however, shall be held only in areas under Modified General Community Quarantine and General Community Quarantine.

Also approved by the IATF is the request of the Philippine National Volleyball Federation to host the 21st Asian Seniors Women’s Volleyball Championship following health and safety protocols.

Meanwhile, the IATF approved and updated the list of countries/jurisdictions/territories considered as “Green” for the purpose of the testing and quarantine protocols for fully vaccinated individuals.

These include Albania, American Samoa, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Benin, Bermuda, The British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Cayman Islands, Chad, China, Comoros, Cote d’ Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Curacao, Dominica, Eswatini, Falkland Islands, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Greenland, Grenada, Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region of China), Iceland, Isle of Man, Israel, Laos, Liechtenstein, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Federated States of Micronesia, Montserrat, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Romania, Saba (Special Municipality of the Kingdom of Netherlands), Saint Barthelemy, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Singapore, Sint Eustatius, South Korea, Taiwan, Togo, Turks and Caicos Islands (UK) and Vietnam. ###