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Beginning 16 February 2022, proof of full vaccination shall be made a requirement for entry of all foreign nationals to the Philippines:
1. An individual shall be considered fully vaccinated for Covid 19:
a. More than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a
2-dose series, or;
b. More than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose
c. The vaccines administered to the individual are included in any of the
i. Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) List or Compassionate Special Permit (CSP) issued by the Philippine Food and Drug
ii. Emergency Use Listing of the World Health Organization.
d. Foreign nationals must have the following proofs of vaccination against COVID-19 recognized under existing IATF regulations:
i. World Health Organization International Certificates of Vaccination and Prophylaxis;
ii. VaxCertPH; or
iii. National/state digital certificate of the foreign government which has accepted VaxCertPH under a reciprocal arrangement unless otherwise permitted by the Interagency Task Force on Emerging Diseases (IATF).
2.Exceptions to the rule that an individual should be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane/vessel to the Philippines are absolutely limited to the following groups:
a. Children below 18 years of age;
b. People medically unable to receive the vaccine, as certified by a competent public health authority in the country/port of origin; and
c. Foreign diplomats and their qualified dependents/9(e) visa holders.