The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases has approved the proposal to recognize vaccination certificates from eight more nations, the Palace announced on Monday.

Acting Palace spokesman Karlo Nograles said vaccination certificates issued by Egypt, Maldives, Palau, Albania, Estonia, Greece, Malta and Uruguay had been 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 country has been easing Covid-19 restrictions, including its border control, since Covid-19 cases started decreasing.

On Monday, active Covid-19 cases in the Philippines dropped to below 60,000 for the first time since Jan. 6, 2022.

Nearly 97 percent of the country’s 3,653,526 Covid-19 cases have recovered as of Feb. 21. John Ezekiel J. Hirro