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DOH Advisory

Atravelux Travel Tips & Advisory from DOH

The Philippine Department of Health, as the lead agency mandated to ensure the health of all its citizens, and visitors hereby recommends the following measures. to provide protection and assurance to all concerned.

For all travelers entering the Philippines:

Foreign nationals and returning Filipinos of all ages who are intending to stay in the Philippines for four (4) weeks and more are encouraged to receive a single dose of inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) not later than four (4) weeks before their scheduled travel to the Philippines. Given that the traveler has not received polio vaccination in the last 12 months

Travelers undertaking urgent travel within four (4) weeks are recommended to receive a single dose of IPV at least by the time of departure as this will still provide benefits, particularly for frequent travelers.

For all travelers leaving the Philippines:

They are encouraged to check the immunization requirements of the country they are going to, and if required, receive a dose of Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) before departure and get their International Certificate of Vaccination from the Bureau of Quarantine (BOO) to serve as proof of their vaccination.

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