GUIDE: COVID-19 measures and travel requirements of Southeast Asian countries near Philippines

18/08/2022 1:25:00 AM

If you've still got some reservations or don't know where to start, check out these fellow Southeast Asian countries—and what exactly you need to remember before grabbing that ticket.

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If you're part of the many Filipinos who've been caught by the revenge travel bug and supporting local tourism, it could be high time to set your sights on some international destinations as well. | via philstarlife

If you've still got some reservations or don't know where to start, check out these fellow Southeast Asian countries—and what exactly you need to remember before grabbing that ticket.

With travel restrictions still at a high, only the following travelers are allowed in Taiwan:Republic of China (ROC) Taiwanese NationalsForeign spouses and children of nationals holding dependent visas or visitor visa for visiting relatives marked TS or OS (for spouse) and TC or OC (for child).

Hongkong and Macau nationals holding valid re-entry permit visaMainland Chinese for family reunion Registered non-resident business travelersDo I need to be vaccinated?Yes. Starting from June 1, South Korea has resumed accepting visa applications from Filipino tourists.

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What are the COVID-19 guidelines? With travel restrictions still at a high, only the following travelers are allowed in Taiwan: Republic of China (ROC) Taiwanese Nationals Foreign spouses and children of nationals holding dependent visas or visitor visa for visiting relatives marked TS or OS (for spouse) and TC or OC (for child).1 dead, 2 hurt as old chopper crashes in Clark “Kaya’t pag-aaralan natin, and if it’s going to be helpful eh gagawin natin ang lahat para madala rito sa Pilipinas para mabigay natin sa lahat ng kailangan magkaroon ng booster shot,” the President added.INQUIRER.“Tignan po natin in the coming days kung magtutuloy ang pagbaba ng mga kaso natin (Let’s see in the coming days if our cases continue to decrease),” she added.

Hongkong and Macau nationals holding valid re-entry permit visa Mainland Chinese for family reunion  Registered non-resident business travelers Do I need to be vaccinated? Yes. Starting from June 1, South Korea has resumed accepting visa applications from Filipino tourists.) It was not specified what vaccine against the Omicron variant Marcos was referring to. With a Short Term C-3 visa, tourists can enter South Korea for leisure and will be allowed to stay in the country for up to 90 days. ADVERTISEMENT Marcos made the remark at the sidelines of the PinasLakas vaccination campaign in Manila on Wednesday. Those interested in securing a visa may apply at the Philippines Embassy of the Republic of Korea. READ: UK clears new Moderna vaccine targeting Omicron variant Getting booster shot, dropping masks “Lalong lalo na dahan-dahang pabubukas ng ekonomiya, ayaw nating mag-lockdown, gusto natin matanggal na yung mask na protocol, lahat yan di natin maaabot kung hindi tayo magpa-booster shot ngayon,” Marcos said. Meanwhile, Korean is also allowing the entry of Filipinos without a visa under the following conditions: Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 Book a group tour via one of the country's eight designated travel agencies Follow the tour group's schedule of arrival and departure at the Yangyang International Airport. On the latest genome sequencing run, the DOH said that it has recorded , said to be more transmissible than its counterparts.

This visa-free loophole allows Filipino travelers to only go to Gangwon Province, the Seoul Metropolitan Area, and Jeju Island for up to 15 days. We also do not want to impose lockdowns.  Japan Do I need to be vaccinated? Yes. Similar to South Korea, Filipino passport holders need to secure a Japanese visa before visiting the country and are initially allowed to visit via assembled tour groups.) ADVERTISEMENT “Para maging safe tayo, ay kailangan talaga, we have to encourage everyone to have a booster shot para masasabi nating fully immunized,” the President added. Designated guides will helm the groups comprised of tourists from the approved 98 nations and regions. What should I bring? .) EDV.