This after the country lifted restrictions on non-essential travel in a bid to reinvigorate the economy which took a big hit from the Covid-19 pandemic.
The government’s Covid-19 taskforce likewise allowed malls to hold sales and promotional events as part of efforts to revive declining businesses.
However, the lifting of non-essential travel effective October 21 doesn’t mean it’s suddenly safe to travel abroad.
The government’s Covid-19 taskforce said any Filipino wishing to travel again could do so as long as they submit negative antigen tests a day before their departure and show confirmed roundtrip plane tickets and adequate health and travel insurance.
They must also execute an immigration declaration acknowledging the risks involved in traveling.