MANILA – The Philippines has placed the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda on its “red” list, Malacañang said on Thursday.
This, after the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) updated its list of countries, jurisdictions, and territories that belong to the red, yellow, and green list for Oct. 1-15.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Bermuda is the only country on the red list, while there are 49 countries on the green list.
Countries and territories in the green list are the following: American Samoa, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Chad, China (mainland), Comoros, Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), Hungary, Madagascar, Mali, Federated States of Micronesia, Montserrat, New Zealand, Niger, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Poland, Saba (Special Municipality of the Kingdom of Netherlands), Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Sierra Leone, Sint Eustatius, Taiwan, Algeria, Bhutan, Cook Islands, Eritrea, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Nicaragua, Niue, North Korea, Saint Helena, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tokelau, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, and Yemen.
All other countries/jurisdictions/territories not listed above are in the yellow list.
Travel restrictions have been imposed on travelers from “high risk” countries that are under the red list
The yellow list is composed of destinations classified as “moderate risk” while the green list is composed of destinations classified as “low-risk countries or jurisdictions based on disease incidence rate.
Earlier, the United States (US) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and State Department earlier advised against traveling to Antigua, Barbuda, Bermuda, and Guyana due to Covid-19.
CDC included the said destinations on its Level 4: Covid-19 Very High” list advising against travel.
Meanwhile, the IATF-EID recognizes the jurisdiction and mandate of the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) over air rights agreements in the Philippines.
Roque said the IATF-EID poses no objection to the proposal of the Airline Operators Council for triangulated international arrival flights to different gateways, which the CAB may approve on a per airline basis. (PNA)