News Release

IATF approves vaccination certificates of Lao PDR and Rwanda

The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Thursday, April 28, 2022, approved the acceptance and recognition of the national COVID-19 vaccination certificates of Lao PDR and Rwanda, for purposes of arrival quarantine protocols, as well as for inter-zonal/intrazonal movement.

This is in addition to other countries/territories/jurisdictions whose proofs of vaccination the IATF has already approved for recognition in the Philippines, and without prejudice to such other proofs of vaccination approved by the IATF for all inbound travelers.

The IATF directed the Bureau of Quarantine, the Department of Transportation – One-Stop-Shop and the Bureau of Immigration to recognize only the proofs of vaccination thus approved by the IATF. ###OPS