September 27, 2021

入国禁止国 “レッドリスト”掲載

フィリピン政府は、感染者の急増を抑制するため、いわゆる「レッドリスト」に属する9カ国からの旅行者の入国を停止することを発表しました。

宮内庁のハリー・ロケ報道官は、アゼルバイジャン、グアドループ、グアム、イスラエル、コソボ、モンテネグロ、北マケドニア、セントルシア、スイスの9カ国からの旅行者は、9月12日から9月18日まで、フィリピンへの入国が禁止されるようです。

レッドリスト対象国から入国した旅行者は、14日間の隔離する必要があり、最初の10日間は施設での検疫、残りの4日間は各地方自治体による自宅検疫を受けるようです。

フィリピン国内でこれ以上感染を広げないためにも適切な判断でしょう。いち早く完全が収束することを祈ります。

ABS-CBN NEWSより

COVID-19 Red List: Philippines to suspend entry of travelers from 9 countries

MANILA — The Philippines will suspend the entry of travelers from 9 countries that belong to the so-called “Red List”, the government said on Friday, as it attempts to contain a record-breaking surge in COVID-19 cases.

Travelers from Azerbaijan, Guadeloupe, Guam, Israel, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Saint Lucia, and Switzerland will be prohibited from entering the Philippines from Sept. 12, 12 noon until Sept. 18, 11:59 p.m., Manila time, said Palace spokesman Harry Roque.

The measure covers all passengers who have been to these countries within 14 days immediately preceding arrival in the Philippines, Roque said in a statement.

But the restriction approved by President Rodrigo Duterte would exempt “returning Filipinos via government-initiated or non-government repatriation programs and special commercial flights allowed under existing IATF resolutions,” he said.

Travelers from the red list countries who arrive before the ban shall be required to complete a 14-day quarantine, where the first 10 days shall be at a facility and the remaining days under home quarantine in their respective local government units of destination

RT-PCR testing shall be conducted on the 7th day with the day of arrival as Day 1. Arriving passengers shall complete a 10-day facility-based quarantine, notwithstanding a negative test result, he added.

“In the case of Filipino or foreign passengers who merely transited through any of the abovementioned countries, they shall not be considered as having come or having been to the said country, provided they stayed in the airport the whole time and were not cleared for entry by immigration authorities,” said the official.

The Philippines has logged some 2.1 million coronavirus infections, including 34,899 deaths.

Government will enforce new restrictions in Metro Manila from Sept. 16 to arrest the uptick in cases and spur business activity.