The government has shortened the isolation and
quarantine period for aviation personnel sick with COVID-19 and who are
asymptomatic close contacts of a coronavirus-hit person but already fully
vaccinated and “boosted,” Malacañang said Friday 14 Jan.
Under Resolution No. 157,
the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious
Diseases approved a shortened isolation period for fully vaccinated and
“boosted” COVID- positive aviation personnel, who are either asymptomatic or
have mild symptoms, Cabinet Secretary and acting presidential spokesperson
Karlo Nograles said in a Palace briefing.
of quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated and ‘boosted’
The task force also scrapped the quarantine
requirement for fully vaccinated and “boosted” aviation personnel, who are
asymptomatic close contacts of COVID-19 cases, he added.
These protocols for the
aviation sector cover airline personnel, ground handlers, maintenance
providers, airport security, air traffic controllers, airport workers, and
other aviation-related personnel, Nograles noted.
Specifically, the IATF approved the following protocols for
·Isolation for up to five
(5) days for mild and asymptomatic confirmed COVID-19 cases who are fully
vaccinated and boosted
·Quarantine of up to zero
(0) day for asymptomatic close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases who have
received primary series vaccine doses and booster, or asymptomatic close
contacts who recovered from COVID-19 within the last 90 days
The IATF then reminded that
it retains authority to revoke or modify the “privilege provided to the
aviation industry for shortened quarantine and isolation.”