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More Countries are Opening Doors to Filipino Travelers

Where can your passport take you?
by Arianne Merez
Oct 19, 2020
Photo/s: Maliz Ong from Public Domain Pictures | CC0 Public Domain
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Filipinos can travel to more countries, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Monday, just days before easing of restrictions on leisure travel abroad take effect.

The DFA said Laos and Afghanistan have joined the list of nations that have lifted inbound restrictions on Filipino travelers, subject to flight availability and medical protocols.

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Recently, the DFA said Malaysia, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Nepal, Tajikistan, and Hong Kong imposed stricter medical protocols and visa regulations for those who can enter the said countries.

Tourist-favorite Japan still prohibits the entry of short-stay travelers, including tourists but has opened its doors for students, dependents, and technical interns, the DFA said.

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“It is always best to check ahead of travel dates with airlines, as well as with relevant Embassies or Consulates before booking a ticket and before departure,” the DFA advised Filipinos in a statement.

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Starting Wednesday, Oct. 21, Filipinos can fly abroad for vacations and leisure travel as long as they adhere to government guidelines.

Check here to see if you can travel to a certain country, graphics from the DFA as of Oct. 19, 2022.

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