Philippines on Covid19 Vaccination
COVID-19 infections are decreasing in the Philippines, with 5,619 new infections reported on average each day. That’s 52% of the peak — the highest daily average reported on April 15.
There have been 1,412,559 infections and 24,662 coronavirus-related deaths reported in the country since the pandemic began.
The Philippines has administered at least 10,065,414 doses of COVID vaccines so far. Assuming every person needs 2 doses, that’s enough to have vaccinated about 4.7% of the country’s population. Enough to give 2 doses to 5% of the population.
About this data: This vaccine rollout data is reported by the number of doses of coronavirus vaccines administered, not the number of people who have been vaccinated. Because most vaccines require two doses and many countries have different schedules to deliver the second dose, we don’t know with this data how many people have ultimately received both doses.
The Philippines relaxes quarantine rules for fully vaccinated travelers.
Travelers fully vaccinated in the Philippines or abroad will need to show proof of vaccination, undergo seven days of quarantine in a facility, and get tested on the fifth day.
The Philippine government's coronavirus task force has announced new quarantine rules for fully vaccinated individuals entering the Philippines from select countries abroad.
In a press briefing on Tuesday, June 29, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said that inbound travelers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in the Philippines or other countries will now be required to undergo seven days of facility-based quarantine upon arrival, with testing to be done on the fifth day.
The new rules, effective July 1, will cover individuals who were fully vaccinated in the Philippines regardless of their travel history, and people fully vaccinated abroad who "stayed exclusively" in "green countries" in the past 14 days before arrival.
How it will work
If you're a fully vaccinated traveler allowed to enter the Philippines, here's how quarantine will work under the new rules:
Those fully vaccinated in the Philippines should have their vaccination card verified before departure. This can be done through a certification issued through the Department of Information Communication and Technology's "certificate of vaccination record portal" or the city health officer in respective local governments where vaccination took place.
Those fully vaccinated outside the Philippines will need to carry their official documents proving full vaccination as validated through the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in their respective jurisdictions. An international certificate of vaccination can also be presented when applicable, Roque said.
All fully vaccinated individuals allowed to enter the country will be required to undergo a seven-day quarantine in government-approved facilities upon arrival. The date of arrival will be considered Day 1.
Strict symptom monitoring will be observed for the seven-day facility-based quarantine.
RT-PCR testing will be done on the fifth day of facility-based quarantine.
If the test is negative, the seven-day quarantine will still be completed.
If positive, isolation protocols will be observed.
After the seven-day facility-based quarantine is completed, the Bureau of Quarantine will issue a quarantine certificate that will indicate vaccination and quarantine status.
Individuals are urged to continue self-monitoring for symptoms over the next seven days once facility-based quarantine is complete.
Roque said the testing requirement would be subject to review 30 days after implementation. Before this new set of rules for vaccinated individuals, RT-PCR testing was only prescribed when the person developed COVID-19 symptoms during their quarantine period.