June 20, 2021

旅行者のために「グリーンレーン」検討

最近は内外的動きも活発になってきたフィリピン。

今回はワクチンを接種している外国人旅行者の入国を簡単にする「グリーンレーン」の開設が提案されています。
世界的に制限が緩和され始め、ワクチン接種も順調に進んでいることからフィリピンへの外国人観光客を安全かつ快適に迎え入れるために検討されているようです。

グリーンレーンが早期に開設されればフィリピンへの注目も集まるため、観光産業の稼働促進も狙っているようです。

ようやく動き始めたフィリピン経済。

これを機にドゥテルテ大統領はインバウンド以外にも、海外からの投資を呼び掛けており先日、日経新聞社が開催した第26回国際会議では特に日本のビジネスマンなどにも焦点を当てて発言するなど、多方面からの海外からの投資によって経済回復への活路を模索しているようです。

フィリピン国内でのワクチン接種者は未だに1割もいませんが、今後のペース次第ではフィリピンへの注目の度合いも変わってくるでしょう。

以下、MANILA BULLETINより

‘PH must keep pace’: DOT proposes ‘green lane’ for vaccinated foreign travelers

As part of the government’s efforts to reopen the country’s economy, the Department of Tourism (DOT) is batting for the opening of a “green lane” that will facilitate the entry to the Philippines of foreign travelers who have already been inoculated against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The DOT pitched the idea to the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases even as quarantine rules are being relaxed worldwide thanks to the progress of vaccinations.

Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said the initiative will not only help in the revival of the tourism industry but will also bring back the livelihoods of many workers in the sector.

“The green lane will pave the way for the reopening of our tourist destinations to leisure travelers who are now fully vaccinated. It will give the jobs back to many of our tourism workers and gradually revive the tourism industry under safe conditions,” Puyat said on Friday, May 21.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) earlier bared that over 25 countries across the globe have wholly or partially lifted restrictions for travelers who are already inoculated against COVID-19.

“We must keep pace with our neighbors and the rest of the world in slowly reopening our tourist destinations. We must be ready for the visitors when the whole world is ready to safely travel again,” Puyat added.

The government’s pandemic task force has directed the DOT and other agencies to explore protocols for inbound international travel for fully vaccinated individuals.

Headed by the DOT and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), a small working group has been formed to evaluate the possibility of implementing “green lanes” and formulate protocols.

The group also includes the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) under the Department of Health (DOH), the Bureau of Immigration (BI) under the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), the Department of Transportation (DOTr), the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP), the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) under the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).