The Philippines to open up to vaccinated holidaymakers in February

The Philippines Department of Tourism is ramping up its marketing efforts in the UK following news that the country will reopen to fully vaccinated holidaymakers next month.

The country will accept fully jabbed foreign leisure travellers from countries whose nationals are allowed visa-free entry, including the UK, from February 10.

Tourism secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat welcomed the move, saying it will help restore jobs and businesses that were lost in tourism-dependent communities during the pandemic.

Leisure travellers will also no longer be required to undergo quarantine as long as they can present a negative Covid result from a PCR test, taken 48 hours before arrival.

Their passports must be valid for at least six months at the time of arrival, and they must have outbound tickets to their country of origin or next country of destination.

The Philippines Department of Tourism will hold two events in the coming weeks in partnership with Travel Weekly to highlight the country’s attractions to the UK travel trade.

A virtual showcase on February 4 will feature pre-scheduled meetings and a Filipino cooking experience.

An in-person showcase event will take place on March 2 in Manchester, featuring the #MoreFunAwaits campaign.

Travel agents and decision-makers are invited to meet and network with suppliers from the Philippines, enjoy Filipino food, drinks and entertainment.

There will also be a chance to win a trip to the Philippines with Singapore Airlines.

For details of the two events, click here.

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