Msians Stranded In Philippines' International Airport Can Now Enter With MySejahtera Digital Cert
Credit: The Malaysian Reserve
On 14 February, the Embassy of the Philippines in Malaysia updated its protocols for Entry, Testing, and Quarantine for Foreign Nationals Arriving in the Philippines, which now accepts MySejahtera's digital vaccine certificate. Wisma Putra announced that those who were stranded in Ninoy Aquino International Airport can now enter the country.
Before the announcement, several Malaysians were stranded in the airport as they were not permitted to enter the republic, as the Philippines did not recognise MySejahtera as proof of vaccination. “Per IATF Resolution No. 161, the national COVID-19 vaccination certificate of Malaysia shall be accepted/recognized for purposes of arrival quarantine protocol,” the announcement stated.
The Resolution No.161 also stated that, “Now, therefore, be it resolved, as it is hereby resolved, that upon the recommendations of the Department of Foreign Affairs, the national COVID-19 vaccination certificate of the following countries, namely Malaysia and Republic of Ireland, shall be accepted/ recognized for the purpose of arrival quarantine protocols as well as for interzonal/intrazonal movement.”
Travellers entering the Philippines have to be fully vaccinated with a vaccine that is approved by the country's Food and Drug Administration or has Emergency Use Listing of the World Health Organisation (WHO).