The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases will start accepting vaccination certificates from Brazil, Israel, South Korea and Timor Leste, the Palace announced on Thursday.

Acting Palace spokesman Karlo Nograles said vaccination certificates issued by the four nations were approved for purposes of arrival quarantine protocols and interzonal and intrazonal movement in the Philippines.

The Philippines also accepts the World Health Organization International Certificate of Vaccination and Prophylaxis and VaxCertPH as proofs of vaccinations.

The IATF has updated entry, testing and quarantine protocols for foreign nationals arriving from abroad under certain provisions.

Foreign spouses and/or children of Filipino citizens and former Filipino citizens with balikbayan privilege including their foreign spouse and/or children who are not balikbayans and who are traveling with them to the Philippines will no longer be required to have return tickets no later than 30 days from their date of arrival in the Philippines.

These individuals will still be required to be fully vaccinated and possess acceptable proof of vaccination, except for children below 12 years old traveling with their fully vaccinated parents. John Ezekiel J. Hirro