Press Release

PRRD approves Red List of countries


President Rodrigo Roa Duterte approved today, September 10, 2021, the imposition of travel restrictions on countries under the Red List.

These include Azerbaijan, Guadeloupe, Guam, Israel, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Saint Lucia, and Switzerland.

All passengers coming from or who have been to the abovementioned Red List countries within 14 days immediately preceding arrival in the Philippines, except returning Filipinos via government-initiated or non-government repatriation programs and special commercial flights allowed under existing IATF resolutions, shall be prohibited from entering the country effective September 12, 2021, 12:00 noon until September 18, 2021, 11:59 PM, Manila time.

Also, effective immediately, all passengers who have been to the abovementioned countries within 14 days immediately preceding arrival in the Philippines, arriving before September 12, 2021, 12:00 noon Manila time, shall be allowed to enter the country. They, however, shall be required to undergo a 14-day quarantine period, where the first 10 days shall be at a quarantine facility and the remaining days under home quarantine in their respective local government units of destination.

RT-PCR testing shall be conducted on the 7th day with the day of arrival as Day 1. Arriving passengers shall complete a 10-day facility-based quarantine, notwithstanding a negative test result.

In the case of Filipino or foreign passengers who merely transited through any of the abovementioned countries, they shall not be considered as having come or having been to the said country, provided they stayed in the airport the whole time and were not cleared for entry by immigration authorities. ###