The Philippine government has updated its green, red and yellow country lists and modified its testing and quarantine requirements for each list.

Key Points:

  • Green List. There are 32 countries and regions on the green list, including China, India and Japan.
    • Testing and quarantine requirements for green-list travelers is available here.
  • Red List. There are 14 countries and regions on the red list, including Canada, Saudi Arabia and Spain.
    • Individuals who have been in or traveled through a red-list country within 14 days of intended arrival are now allowed to enter the country.
    • Testing and quarantine requirements for red-list travelers is available here.
  • Yellow List. All countries and territories not listed on the green or red list are categorized as yellow.
    • Testing and quarantine requirements for yellow-list travelers is available here.

Additional Information: Beginning Feb. 16, individuals must be fully vaccinated to enter the Philippines. Proof of vaccination requirements and exemptions for the requirement are available here. The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is currently operating at a 30% on-site work capacity until at least Jan. 21; those using BI services should expect delays.

BAL Analysis: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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