Disclaimer: By posting on this web site it is accepted that you have agreed to our Terms. Please DO NOT publish copyrighted material/pictures without the owner’s permission, you are liable for any costs incurred.

COVID-19 & VACCINE FACTUAL INFORMATION

THE LANCET – No.1 Scientific peer-reviewed publication
BRITISH MEDIAL JOURNAL (BMJ) – World respected journal for scientists and medical experts
CENTERS FOR DISEASE AND PREVENTION (CDC) – No.1 US site for health information
WORLD HEALTH ORGINISATION (WHO) – COVID-19 & Vaccine myths


Results 1 to 19 of 19
  1. #1
    Respected Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2019
    Posts
    195
    Rep Power
    23

    Philippines plans to accept fully vaccinated foreigners starting mid Feb-2022

    Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 28 2022)
    The Philippines will again accept fully vaccinated foreigners from non-visa required countries for tourism and business purposes starting next month, Malacañang announced Friday.

    CNN Philippines
    Rappler January 28 2022
    Philippines opens borders for fully vaxxed tourists starting February 10

    Rappler

    Looks good, the Philippines is starting to re-open for international travel without quarantine, though a PCR test will still seemingly be required within 48 hours of departure.


  2. #2
    Respected Member imagine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Philippines
    Posts
    6,940
    Rep Power
    150
    could this be the light at the end of the tunnel


  3. #3
    Respected Member SimonH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Maidenhead
    Posts
    3,718
    Rep Power
    150
    My flight's booked for Feb 12th


  4. #4
    Respected Member Michael Parnham's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Nottinghamshire
    Posts
    11,410
    Rep Power
    150
    At what cost? If you don't mind me asking Simon. Three weeks ago the best price i could find was average £650 and yesterday the average for flying February was £3000 and no flights before 25th all booked up before then. I must point out the £650 prices were after September 2022.


  5. #5
    Respected Member SimonH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Maidenhead
    Posts
    3,718
    Rep Power
    150
    Hi Michael, it was over £4000. No seats available into Clark for the whole of February and the only seat available into Manila was first class


  6. #6
    Respected Member Michael Parnham's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Nottinghamshire
    Posts
    11,410
    Rep Power
    150
    Lets hope it gets back to normal sooner rather than later


  7. #7
    Respected Member imagine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Philippines
    Posts
    6,940
    Rep Power
    150
    Quote Originally Posted by SimonH View Post
    My flight's booked for Feb 12th
    you will have a good trip , thats my Birthday


  8. #8
    Trusted Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Pangasinan
    Posts
    25,498
    Rep Power
    150
    The sun is coming out again.

    Glad I'm already here though... at those prices !

    I expect they'll start to come down as market forces take over.


  9. #9
    Respected Member Rory's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    York
    Posts
    717
    Rep Power
    59
    I am hoping these prices do come down or i will not be travelling there as much as i was before. Not been or seen our house there for close to two years now. We had slight damage in the big typhoon that hit a month or so back but apart from that i would expect everything to be the same.
    Who has travelled back since it opened back up last week? any issues?

    On countdown mode as we have 4 years left in the UK then Cebu will be our main home and the UK will be for holidays.


  10. #10
    Respected Member imagine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Philippines
    Posts
    6,940
    Rep Power
    150
    keep an eye on flight prices some expats that are booking to come back have said they are almost back to normal, there has been mixed tales of those travelling on tourist visa and complaints that they was not informed they would not be able to extend the 29 days, but others say there is a way .theres talk of needing covid insurance, this is only what i see in facebook expat groups and not to be taken as all fact


  11. #11
    Respected Member Michael Parnham's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Nottinghamshire
    Posts
    11,410
    Rep Power
    150
    Just booked with Singapore for April return May £745 and five year old Monica £545, Yes much closer to normal now. if we booked to go in May it would have been £627 but that time was not convenient.


  12. #12
    Respected Member Michael Parnham's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Nottinghamshire
    Posts
    11,410
    Rep Power
    150
    Insurance cover was with Post Office including hospital or hotel isolation ect very reasonable.


  13. #13
    Trusted Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Pangasinan
    Posts
    25,498
    Rep Power
    150
    Good luck with your future trips people !

    (Keep an eye on the ever-changing Immigration regs...though they are relaxing now).

    You'll find that the Bureau of Immigration Facebook page ...daft as it sounds, is the most up to date and accurate source of info for your travels and stay here.


  14. #14
    Respected Member Michael Parnham's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Nottinghamshire
    Posts
    11,410
    Rep Power
    150
    Thank's Graham, will check and double check regularly


  15. #15
    Respected Member Rory's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    York
    Posts
    717
    Rep Power
    59
    Quote Originally Posted by imagine View Post
    theres talk of needing covid insurance, this is only what i see in facebook expat groups and not to be taken as all fact
    First i have heard about must have covid insurance !!!
    Will have to check on this.


  16. #16
    Respected Member Rory's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    York
    Posts
    717
    Rep Power
    59
    Looking at travelling early June and back early July.
    Approx £670 return with Emirate from Manchester - Cebu. That is just about normal prices.


  17. #17
    Admin's Assistant ^_^ raynaputi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Denbigh, North Wales
    Posts
    7,459
    Rep Power
    150
    Quote Originally Posted by Rory View Post
    First i have heard about must have covid insurance !!!
    Will have to check on this.

    This is what it says in Gov.UK website...

    Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Entry to the Philippines

    The Philippines’ Government Resolution 160B explains the entry rules for foreign nationals to the Philippines.
    From 10 February 2022, fully vaccinated British passport holders are permitted to enter the Philippines. You will be permitted to enter the country visa free for an initial period of 30 days and will not be required to undergo facility-based quarantine providing you meet the following requirements:

    • Six months validity on your passport and holding return or onward tickets;
    • Proof of vaccination status; Proof of a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours prior to departing for the Philippines; and
    • Obtain, prior to arrival, travel insurance for COVID-19 treatment costs with a minimum coverage of USD 35,000 for the duration of your stay in the Philippines

    British nationals with valid and existing visas for the Philippines continue to be allowed entry provided you are fully vaccinated and are able to present proof of vaccination and a negative PCR test.

    https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/philippines/entry-requirements#entry-rules-in-response-to-coronavirus-covid-19
    -=rayna.keith=-
    ...When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible...



  18. #18
    Respected Member SimonH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Maidenhead
    Posts
    3,718
    Rep Power
    150
    Quote Originally Posted by Rory View Post
    Looking at travelling early June and back early July.
    Approx £670 return with Emirate from Manchester - Cebu. That is just about normal prices.
    Emirates provide you with covid insurance as part of the ticket price, so no need to take out extra coverage unless you want to.


  19. #19
    Respected Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2019
    Posts
    195
    Rep Power
    23
    Need to consider the regulations of transit airports as well as the destination.

    Turkish Airlines have good prices now (MAN-MNL) via Istanbul, there are currently no problems with transit in Istanbul for vaccinated passengers.

    KLM have excellent prices (MAN-MNL) via Amsterdam with a "stop" in Bangkok.
    - Thai entry controls would be in force for the short walk off and on the plane in Bangkok, which would seemingly require a PCR test before boarding the return flight in Manila.

    Singapore might be difficult.


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 25th July 2021, 00:34
  2. Replies: 70
    Last Post: 30th September 2012, 06:17
  3. Starting a business in the Philippines??
    By Fitzy in forum Loose Talk, Chat and Off Topic
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 8th November 2009, 02:57
  4. THE BEN DOVER BUMMER - The First Ever Fully-Furnished, Fully-Serviced Homes
    By condomall in forum Loose Talk, Chat and Off Topic
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 20th September 2006, 07:59

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Filipino Forum : Philippine Forum