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Cheap flight to Manila until mid Dec 2021.

Discussion in 'Philippine Paradise Divers' started by Centrals, Mar 3, 2021.

  1. Blueringocto_73

    Blueringocto_73 Banned

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: NorCal
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    Just saw this. But I await D_Fresh telling me he has seen any activity for foreigners. Especially for 50-60 days from now....

    Scandi Divers
    February 26 at 9:28 PM ·

    "Great News reaching us from the Mayor's office and the COVID task force in Manila.
    You won't need any paperwork or swab test to travel from Manila to Puerto Galera. Public boat transfers from Batangas port are planned to start on the 15th March.
    What are you waiting for, book a trip today!
    info@scandidivers.com"
     
  2. Centrals

    Centrals Barangay Pasaway

    # of Dives:
    Location: Hong Kong
    9,711
    3,553
    Only good to those who are already in the country.
    Vaccination is on going in HK but there is nothing to prove that you have taken the shot.
    The pathetic HKSAR Gov still has no plan to implement any official documentation, electronic or paper, to those who have taken the bother to vaccinate. Absolutely useless except kowtow to Peking. Bunch of clueless, gutless, spineless son of beaxx or whorx.
     
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  3. D_Fresh

    D_Fresh ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    It is good news that domestic tourism is opening up some, but still only applies to domestic travel within the country, as Centrals pointed out.

    I do, personally, know of six foreigner who have been allowed entry with "Tourist Visa", but their process was long and had to be justified. Most are married to Filipinas but without spousal visas. Instead, they applied for an exception at the PH Embassy in their region, and received the stamp in their passports before departure to PH. (I believe this would work even if the spouse is re-entering PH as a Balikbayan, but the foreigner's stamp must already be present in the passport before arrival)

    Also, if one can justify a visa for work purposes, you're good.
     
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  4. Centrals

    Centrals Barangay Pasaway

    # of Dives:
    Location: Hong Kong
    9,711
    3,553
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  5. StefinSB

    StefinSB ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Santa Barbara, CA
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    My friend in Bohol got her shot a few days ago.
     
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  6. Centrals

    Centrals Barangay Pasaway

    # of Dives:
    Location: Hong Kong
    9,711
    3,553
    Very good.
    So it was not June as reported.
    Has the Gov released any figure on number of Pinoys received the vaccination daily?
    The population is about 100m in the country. And this will take quite a while to inoculate most of them.

    EU Vaccine Certificate Could Open Door to Russian, Chinese Shots

    Something like this.
     
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  7. D_Fresh

    D_Fresh ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Not in a dashboard format (yet?), but the "official" DOH numbers can be somewhat tracked from the following page of press releases and updates from the dept.

    Department of Health website
     
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  8. Centrals

    Centrals Barangay Pasaway

    # of Dives:
    Location: Hong Kong
    9,711
    3,553
    How many doses of vaccine that Philippines Gov has so far.
    How many is arriving in the near future?
     
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  9. Blueringocto_73

    Blueringocto_73 Banned

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: NorCal
    7,185
    12,254
    Tourist visa is not likely to resume until the medical authorities in the Philippines see enough progress with Covid-19 cases. I watched a speech where President Duterte made it clear that he felt the risk of overwhelming available health services was too great in a country that couldn't afford it financially.
     
  10. Centrals

    Centrals Barangay Pasaway

    # of Dives:
    Location: Hong Kong
    9,711
    3,553
    Average about 2500-3500 daily new cases for many months which is most puzzling!
    Cases not reported or suspected because of lack of facility to verify them?
    I have more or less given up the idea of visiting the country this yr!
    PITY.
     
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