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Ready Your Passports, Vacation Trips Abroad Allowed Starting Oct. 21

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Travel goals that got cancelled due to the COVID-pandemic can resume starting Oct. 21, Malacanang said Friday as the government further eased restrictions for overseas trips.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said non-essential outbound travel is allowed as long as Filipinos adhere to the following requirements:

  •  Submission of confirmed roundtrip tickets
  • Adequate travel and health insurance for those traveling in tourist visas
  • Execution of an immigration declaration acknowledging the risks involved in traveling
  • A negative Antigen result taken within 24 hours before departure, subject to the Department of Health guidelines

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Traveling Filipinos should also follow the guidelines of the National Task Force for returning overseas Filipino workers such as mandatory COVID-19 testing and quarantine, Roque said.

Previously, the government only allowed work-related travels abroad for Filipinos as a precautionary measure against COVID-19.

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The easing of restrictions comes as the Philippines worked to regain confidence in travel to jumpstart tourism following over seven months of lockdown.

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