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Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Jaime Morente announced that those leaving the country will no longer be required to take antigen tests to determine if they have the COVID-19 virus.

“Travelers will likewise be required to sign a declaration acknowledging the risks of traveling, which will be given to them by the airline upon check-in,” he said in a statement.

Morente explained that the BI is implementing the ruling of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF) which lifted the antigen test requirement for outbound passengers.

However, Morente reminded that that other requirements set by the IATF for outbound travel are still in place.

Also, he advised outbound passengers that they should still prepare COVID-19 test certificates if the country of destination requires it.

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