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Priority Group A4 Vaccines and India Travelers Prohibition (IATF Reso 112)

The IATF released IATF Resolution No. 112 series of 2021 on April 27, 2021.

In summary, it approved of three provisions:

  1. Frontline workers of the Congress of the Philippines shall be considered under Priority Group A4 of the national vaccine program.
  2. The request of DOLE for 5,000 doses of vaccines for minimum wage earners and Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) as a symbolic gesture and ceremony for labor day on May 1, has been approved. They also form part of the Priority Group A4.
  3. Regarding the situation in India: All travelers coming from India or those with travel history to India within the last fourteen (14) days preceding arrival shall be prohibited from entering the Philippines beginning 0001H of April 29, 2021, until May 14, 2021. Passengers already in transit from India and all those who have been to the same within 14 days immediately preceding arrival to the Philippines, who arrive before 0001H of April 29, 2021, shall not be subject to the above restriction, but shall nevertheless be required to undergo stricter quarantine and testing protocols i.e. the observation of an absolute facility based 14-day quarantine period notwithstanding a negative Reverse Transcription – Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) result.

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