Testing, quarantine protocols issued vs Omicron threat

IATF releases testing, quarantine protocols in response to Omicron threat

Karlo Nograles, Iatf

12/2/2021 7:30:00 PM

IATF releases testing, quarantine protocols in response to Omicron threat

In a statement, acting Presidential spokesperson Karlo Norgales said the protocols approved Thursday will take effect on Friday, December 3.

In a statement, acting Presidential spokesperson Karlo Nograles said the protocols approved Thursday will take effect on Friday, December 3."For fully vaccinated individuals, they shall be required to have a negative RT-PCR test conducted within 72 hours prior to departure from the country of origin. Upon arrival in the Philippines, they shall undergo facility-based quarantine with an RT-PCR test taken on the 5th day, with the date of arrival being the first day. Regardless of a negative result, they shall be required to undergo home quarantine up to the 14th day from the date of arrival," Nograles said.

Those who are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, or whose vaccination status cannot be independently validated, they shall be required a negative RT-PCR test conducted within 72 hours prior to departure from the country of origin. Nograles said arriving travelers will have to undergo facility-based quarantine with an RT-PCR test done on the 7th day, with the date of arrival being the first day. 

"Regardless of a negative result, they shall be required to undergo home quarantine up to the 14th day from the date of arrival," he said.The guidelines are part of efforts to block the entry of the new Omicron COVID-19 variant in the country. headtopics.com

The Department of Transportation has already been ordered to to ensure that airlines board only passengers who comply with the negative RT-PCR test-before-travel requirement.Minors traveling with their parents, meanwhile, shall follow the testing and quarantine protocol of the parent/guardian with them, regardless of their vaccination status and country of origin.

International passengers who have already arrived and are currently undergoing quarantine, they shall continue with the testing and quarantine protocols in place at the time of their arrival.Red list countriesFilipinos from red list countries who were allowed entry via government-initiated or non-government repatriations, and Bayanihan Flights shall only be allowed to deplane via the Ninoy Aquino International Airport or Clark International Airport, said Nograles.

The Department of Transportation is directed to ensure the compliance of airlines with this directive. Upon arrival, the individual shall comply with the testing and quarantine protocols as prescribed under IATF Resolution No. 149-A (s.2021).Meanwhile, the IATF amended the metrics for determining alert level classifications of provinces, highly urbanized cities, and independent component cities. 

The amendments include: Applying the new metrics, Apayao shall be classified under Alert Level 2 from December 3, 2021 until December 15, 2021.RELATED VIDEO

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