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Love Is Not Tourism is a global grassroots movement dedicated to reuniting binational couples and families who have been forcibly separated by travel bans and border closures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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1. Filipino citizens, including those with an Identification Certificate (IC) as proof of recognition as a Filipino citizen or as proof of retention/reacquisition of Philippines citizenship under RA 9225

2. Foreign nationals with valid and existing visas at the time of entry

3. Foreign nationals allowed entry under the Balikbayan Program (RA 6768), provided they are nationals from non-visa required countries under EO 408:

4. Former Filipino citizens, together with their foreign spouses and children, regardless of age, who are traveling with them

5. Filipino citizens’ spouses and children, regardless of age, who are traveling with them

6. Foreign nationals who are holders of valid and existing Special Resident and Retirees Visa (SRRV) or Section 9(a) visas without need of an entry exemption document

7. Foreign spouses, parent/s, and/or children with valid 9(a) visas may be allowed entry to the Philippines without the need of an entry exemption document beginning August 1, 2021

Travel PH General Updates Update as of October 14, 2021:

No more facility-based quarantine for vaccinated foreigners, Filipinos from ‘green’ countries If you’re fully vaccinated, whether you’re a foreigner or a Filipino, you are not required to undergo a facility-based quarantine upon arrival in the Philippines as long as you come from “green” countries.

Starting October 14, the following will be required of fully-vaccinated foreigners entering the Philippines from “green” countries and do not apply to tourists:

A negative result in a reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test within 72 hours prior to departure from their country of origin. Upon arrival in the Philippines, self-monitoring for any symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days.

Fully-vaccinated Filipinos can choose to take the same RT-PCR test as foreigners within 72 hours before departure and show a negative result, or choose to take the RT-PCR test at a quarantine facility upon their arrival in the Philippines and stay at the facility until they receive a negative result.

Facility-based quarantine is still required for the following Filipinos until the release of a negative RT-PCR test taken on their 5th day of quarantine:

Unvaccinated Partially vaccinated Individuals whose vaccination status cannot be independently verified Those vaccinated but failed to comply with the test-before-travel requirements Foreigners who fall into any of the above categories are required to secure hotel reservations for at least six days.

Unvaccinated or partially-vaccinated children traveling with their fully vaccinated guardians must observe the quarantine protocols that correspond with their vaccination status. Their guardian will accompany them to the quarantine facility.

Philippine Tourism News Source: Rappler

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Until we can all travel again and meet our loved ones soon

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