Tourists board a boat on a Boracay beach in the Philippines on December 10, 2018. More than 90 per cent of tourism workers have been fully vaccinated in the country’s tourism-dependent destinations such as Boracay, compared with only 30 per cent of the country as a whole. Photo: Getty Images
Tourists board a boat on a Boracay beach in the Philippines on December 10, 2018. More than 90 per cent of tourism workers have been fully vaccinated in the country’s tourism-dependent destinations such as Boracay, compared with only 30 per cent of the country as a whole. Photo: Getty Images
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Philippines to offer quarantine-free travel to tourists from places on its green list, but main source market South Korea isn’t currently included

  • South Korea accounted for almost a quarter of all arrivals to the Philippines in 2019 but is on Manila’s yellow list, subject to strict entry requirements
  • Less than a third of the Philippine population is fully vaccinated, the latest data shows, and the country is one of the worst hit by Covid-19 in the region

Tourists board a boat on a Boracay beach in the Philippines on December 10, 2018. More than 90 per cent of tourism workers have been fully vaccinated in the country’s tourism-dependent destinations such as Boracay, compared with only 30 per cent of the country as a whole. Photo: Getty Images
Tourists board a boat on a Boracay beach in the Philippines on December 10, 2018. More than 90 per cent of tourism workers have been fully vaccinated in the country’s tourism-dependent destinations such as Boracay, compared with only 30 per cent of the country as a whole. Photo: Getty Images
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