As the Philippines slowly opens its doors to local tourists, as reports claim that the Department of Interior and Local Government together with the Department of Tourism considers lifting covid19 as a travel requirement, the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines have reported a Covid19 Vaccination Rollout Timeline for select countries.
The real question here is when will the countries open its borders? Not only to Filipinos, but to Foreign nationals. Though Philippine provinces are already open for travel, the international tourism is also a real deal to consider.
Note that the United States, select Middle Eastern countries and European regions were not included in the projection. Moreover, these mentioned, are financially abled countries which most likely can finish vaccination in any quarter of 2021. So if you will be planning to travel US, Dubai, and Europe in the next few months, we are hopeful that they will allow Filipinos to travel with quarantine requirement (if no vaccine available) or for business purposes only. We highly suggest to book early to save money because most travel agencies offer less the usual cost. Additionally, you can also opt for a visa consultation as an advance move for your future tourist visa application. This will eventually prepare you for your future travel. Should borders be opened for travel the soonest possible, 926 Asia Travel and Tours can help you with your visa and flight reservation.
One must be mindful that the time posted is based on data with possible vaccination of over 60% of the population, and can be a good reference on travel and tours without quarantine(s). The projection may change depending on science based facts and as well as government efforts. See the estimate of vaccine rollout below.
4th Quarter of 2021 estimate for Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan
1st Quarter of 2022 estimate for Australia, Macau, New Zealand
2nd Quarter of 2022 estimate for Japan, South Korea and Vietnam
3rd Quarter of 2022 estimate for Brunei, China, Maldives and Thailand
4th Quarter of 2022 estimate for India, Mongolia and Malaysia
2nd Quarter of 2023 estimate for Bhutan
3rd Quarter of 2023 estimate for Indonesia
4th Quarter of 2023 estimate for Bangladesh, Nepal, New Caledonia, Philippines, Somoa and Tonga
3rd Quarter of 2024 estimate for Pakistan
2025 and beyond estimate for Afganistan, Cambodia, Fiji, Laos, Myanmar, North Korea, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Solomon Islands and Timor Leste.
What are your thoughts on this timeline? For us, 926 Asia Travel and Tours, we are gearing towards positivity. Data is changing from time to time, and we look forward to traveling Philippines (more locally) this 2021. More affordable tours to Batanes, Cebu, Palawan, and Boracay will be anticipated. If you have other queries, you can email us at [email protected] 926 Asia Travel and Tours is your trusted travel agency in Makati City, Philippines. Our report is based on Tourism Congress of the Philippines’ post.