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Covid-19: Philippines to reopen borders to some foreign tourists from next week

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Foreigners vaccinated against Covid-19 from countries designated as low risk by the Philippines will be allowed entry for an initial period of 15 days

Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Manila

The Philippines will reopen its borders to tourists from some countries on a trial basis starting Dec. 1, its government said on Friday, as part of efforts to rebuild an economy hit hard by the pandemic.

Foreigners vaccinated against Covid-19 from countries designated as low risk by the Philippines will be allowed entry for an initial period of 15 days, Karlo Nograles, acting presidential spokesman, said at a regular press conference .

“This is something that we are doing step by step,” Nograles said, adding that the two week window could be extended.

The Philippines, popular for its white sand beaches and rich marine life, closed its doors to foreign tourists at the start of the coronavirus pandemic in early 2020.

Its tourist arrivals from major markets in Japan, South Korea and China fell 83% to 1.4 million last year.

In Southeast Asia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia have reopened their borders to foreign tourists.

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