By Prince Golez
The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases has approved the national Covid-19 vaccination certificates of Romania and the British Virgin Islands, according to Malacañang.
In a statement Thursday, acting presidential spokesperson and Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said this is for purposes of arrival quarantine protocols, as well as for interzonal/intrazonal movement.
“This is in addition to other countries/territories/jurisdictions whose proof of vaccination the IATF has already approved for recognition in the Philippines, and without prejudice to such other proofs of vaccination approved by the IATF for all inbound travelers,” added Nograles.
The Task Force has directed the Bureau of Quarantine, the Department of Transportation-One-Stop-Shop and the Bureau of Immigration to recognize only the IATF-approved proof of vaccination.
The Philippines also honors the vaccination certificates of Argentina, Azerbaijan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Chile, Denmark, Ecuador, Indonesia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Syria, and the Chinese semi-autonomous region of Macau, Malaysia, Ireland, Brazil, Israel, South Korea, Timor Leste, Slovenia, Bahrain, Qatar, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Egypt, Maldives, Palau, Albania, Estonia, Greece, Malta, and Uruguay.