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These Countries Accept VaxCertPH As An Official Travel Document

Take note, travellers.
More countries are accepting the VaxCertPH as an official proof of vaccination from Filipino travelers.According the Department of Foreign Affairs, 39 countries are in the list, including the recently added Brazil, Israel, Republic of Korea, and Timor Leste. The vaccine certificates from

All the Travel Requirements You Need for Your Next Local Trip

From QR codes to swab tests.
More local tourist spots are reopening to visitors as COVID-19 cases go down. In line with public health and safety standards, travelers are required to submit documents that indicate their COVID-19 and vaccination status.Each local government unit will be different, so what

Here’s a Guide on How Often You Should Change Your Face Mask

Don't use one of those blue and white surgical ones for longer than six hours, the DOH says.
As the Philippines experiences a fresh surge in COVID-19 cases, the Department of Health calls on the public to wear their mask properly as an added protection against the coronavirus. Depending on the type, face masks must be changed from time to

This Flight Add-On Comes With COVID-19 Travel Insurance For Less Than P500

It's available for both local and international trips.
Domestic and international travel has finally resumed, but not without added conditions. For the traveler's peace of mind, Cebu Pacific beefed up their travel insurance policy to include COVID-related expenses. CEB Travelsure "Basic Protect," which starts at P492 for roundtrip flights, now

Have COVID Symptoms? Here's a Guide on When to Get Your Booster Shot

Here's what the DOH advises
Fully vaccinated individuals experiencing COVID-like symptoms or tested positive for the coronavirus should follow a set of guidelines before they get their boosters, the Department of Health said that as the country battles a surge driven by the Omicron variant.Getting a booster

Who Is "Poblacion Girl" and Why Is the Internet Talking About Her?

Gwyneth Chua, now infamously known as Poblacion Girl, has been trending online for allegedly breaking quarantine rules to party.
Authorities continue to look into the case of a woman who broke quarantine to party in Makati's hip Poblacion district four days before testing positive for COVID-19 as the government remains on guard against a possible spike in cases.The Department of Tourism

How Long Should You Wait Before Getting Your COVID-19 Booster Shot?

Everyone should follow the timeline, says DOH.
Fully vaccinated individuals must wait six months from their second dose to get their booster shot against COVID-19, authorities said Friday as they started administering the third jabs.The six-month window applies to those who got Sinovac, AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer and Sputnik V.

What is a Travel Insurance and Why Is It an IATF Travel Requirement?

If you're traveling any time soon, you might want to read this.
Although travel restrictions are easing, it doesn’t necessarily mean that we are back to normal. Under the current Alert Level 2, permission has been extended to internationally outbound Filipinos with leisure-driven itineraries. But there’s an added catch: Those traveling on short-term or

Here's Everything You Should Know If You're Planning to Travel to Cambodia

The country has dropped the quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated tourists.
Less than three weeks after Cambodia’s government said they are reopening the country in phases beginning November 30, Prime Minister Hun Sen made an unexpected announcement on Monday: fully vaccinated travelers can visit anywhere in the country starting November 15. The two-week

Where to Get Free RT-PCR Tests for Local Travel

At least 350 applicants will be accommodated daily.
A set number of domestic tourist can avail of free RT-PCR tests daily to build travel confidence as more local destinations reopen following a drop in cases, the Department of Tourism said last week.Through the Tourism Promotions Board, the financial subsidy will

U.S. Now Accepts Sinovac as a Valid Vaccine for Tourists

As it reopens borders to foreigners after 20 months.
The United States on Nov. 8 reopened its borders to foreigners, ending 20 months of restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The vaccine from China's Sinovac, the most widely avilable jab in the Philippines, is accepted.Its new international air travel policy takes effect

How to Apply for a Vaccine Certificate for Local Travel

You can generate your certificate instantly.
Fully vaccinated Filipinos travelling locally can now apply for a VaxCertPH digital vaccine certificate as proof of immunization against COVID-19.The digital vaccine certificate was previously available only for those travelling abroad, but the Inter-Agency Task Force on COVID-19 recently approved the adoption

The Pandemic Has Changed Our Bodies and That's Okay

"Health is so much more than a physical thing."
It's been close to a month since a social media firestorm was sparked by an advertisement advocating cosmetic fix-ups for bodily changes Filipinos are going through because of a so-called #PandemicEffect.Its messaging, which capitalized on the insight that stress caused by never-ending

Celebrity Photographer Raymund Isaac Has Passed Away

The veteran photographer passed away of COVID-19 in the United States.
The showbiz scene mourns yet another legend gone too soon. Raymund Isaac, a beloved veteran celebrity photographer, has passed away. He had just celebrated his 59th birthday last June 28. News of his passing was confirmed on Saturday, September 4 by his younger

Wearable Air Purifiers Won't Protect You Against COVID-19, Says DOH

No harm, but also no good.
The Department of Health on Monday advised against the "false security" of wearable or necklace air purifiers, as it offers no protection against COVID-19.When asked about the purifiers, DOH Usec. Rosette Vergeire said "The DOH do not recommend these air purifiers, eto

Heads Up: DOT Suspends Leisure Travel Starting This August

Official guidelines have just been announced.
The Department of Tourism, in a statement, urged their stakeholders, particularly the hotel operators, travel agencies and airlines, to allow affected guests to rebook without charges.*This story originally appeared on Minor edits have been made by the editors.Preview is now on