Fully vaccinated Filipinos from UAE can fly home without quarantine

As UAE has been included on the Philippine’s Green list of countries, fully vaccinated Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) can finally fly back home without having to undergo facility-based quarantine, starting from November 16.

Before the Gulf countries’ inclusion in the green list, fully vaccinated OFWs originating from there were required to stay in a hotel or a facility for quarantine until they received a negative PCR test taken on their fifth day upon arrival. They are then required to undergo home quarantine until their 10th day.

Now, Arriving Filipinos and foreigners will just have to present a negative result from an RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours before their flight.

Upon arrival, no facility-based quarantine will be required but the passenger is enjoined to self-monitor for any symptoms until the 14th day.

Fully vaccinated Filipinos who won’t be able to present a test result may opt to get screened upon arrival and undergo facility-based quarantine until they get a negative result.

Hotel isolation will still be mandatory for certain categories of travellers.