The Philippines will reopen to some foreign tourists starting next week

File Photo: Tourists board a sailboat to watch the sunset on April 25, 2018, the day before the temporary closure of the Philippines’ Holiday Island Boracay.Reuters / Eric Decastro

November 26, 2021

Manila (Reuters) -The Philippines will reopen its borders with tourists from several countries on a trial basis from December 1st as part of its efforts to rebuild the economy that was hit hard by the pandemic.

Foreigners vaccinated with COVID-19 from a country designated by the Philippines as low risk https://dfa.gov.ph/list-of-countries-for-21-day-visa for the first 15 days Is allowed to enter the country. Nograles, presidential spokesperson, said at regular press conferences.

“This is something we are doing in stages,” Nograles said, adding that the two-week period could be extended.

Popular for its white sands and abundant marine life, the Philippines closed its doors to foreign tourists at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in early 2020.

The number of tourists from top markets in Japan, South Korea and China fell 83% last year to 1.4 million.

In Southeast Asia, Thailand https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/bangkok-welcomes-first-tourists-quarantine-free-holiday-2021-11-01, Vietnam https: //www.reuters. com / world / asia-pacific / vietnam-welcome-more-vaccinated-travellers-december-2021-10-06, Cambodia https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/cambodia-ends-quarantine-vaccinated -arrivals-revive-tourism-2021-11-15, Malaysia https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/malaysia-reopen-international-visitors-by-jan-1-govt-council-2021- 11-11, Singapore https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/singapore-welcomes-more-travellers-under-quarantine-free-programme-2021-10-20 and Indonesia https: // www. reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/doubts-over-demand-eve-indonesias-bali-reopening-2021-10-13 has reopened the border for foreign tourists.

(Report by Neil Jerome Morales, edited by Martin Petty)

The Philippines will reopen to some foreign tourists starting next week

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