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Philippines Reopens to Some Foreign Tourists, Monitors Variant

The Philippines will reopen to foreign tourists from low-risk areas during the first two weeks of December, as it monitors the new coronavirus variant identified in South Africa.

Fully vaccinated nationals from 44 “green list” countries and territories with negative RT-PCR tests shall be allowed in the Southeast Asian nation from Dec. 1 to 15, according to a government resolution. The easing covers tourists, Immigration Bureau spokesperson Dana Sandoval said at a briefing Friday.