The “Green Corridor” will create favorable conditions for international visitors who have received the Covid-19 vaccine to enter the Philippines, in an effort to revive the tourism industry.
The Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) has just proposed an initiative for a “green corridor” to restore international tourism in safety. “The ‘green corridor’ program will facilitate the reopening of tourist attractions, with fully vaccinated tourists. That will bring jobs to many people and gradually revive the tourism industry in the country. safe conditions,” said Tourism Minister Bernadette Romulo-Puyat.
The Philippines is famous for its beautiful islands and beaches. The proposal came after a task force on infectious diseases in the Philippines asked stakeholders to learn about the process of receiving international guests who have received the Covid-19 vaccine. If the “green corridor” is approved, eligible international visitors will be allowed to enter the Philippines for tourism and resort purposes, in the context of quarantine rules being relaxed in many other countries. DOT is monitoring neighboring markets on how to reopen international travel. Specifically, for fully vaccinated people, the quarantine period will be reduced from 10 days to 7 days in Thailand, or from 21 days to 7 days in Hong Kong (China). Meanwhile, the Philippines is requiring travelers to quarantine for 10 days and 4 days at home, along with an RT-PCR test on the seventh day of isolation. “We must catch up with our neighbors and the rest of the world in gradually reopening tourist attractions. The Philippines should be ready, before international tourism in the world resumes,” Ms. Bernadette said. Romulo-Puyat added.