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The Philippines waiting for Israelis at IMTM

The Philippines waiting for Israelis at IMTM
Kalanggaman Island from Above. Photo: DOT

After a two-year hiatus, the Philippines’ Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Philippine Embassy in Israel prepare for IMTM International Tourism Conference in Tel Aviv on March 29-30.

With almost 2000 exhibitors from 57 countries, IMTM is Israel’s most important tourism industry event. The Philippines’ pavilion, more than 500 sq ft, will host delegations from Manila and London.

The Philippine Ambassador to Israel, Macairog S. Alberto, will also attend the fair. The Philippines’ pavilion is expected to attract many visitors since the recent re-opening of the country, a magical world with 7,641 islands, to foreign tourism.

Kalanggaman Island. Photo: DOT

This means that vaccinated Israelies are welcome to visit the Philippines without quarantine or a visa. However, a PCR test is still required and must be done up to 48 hours before departure. A return flight ticket within 30 days of arrival in the Philippines must also be presented, together with a valid vaccination certificate.

This important move towards a full return to tourism was reached through the efforts of Brandetta Romulo Puyat, the Philippines Minister of Tourism, the Israeli Ambassador to the Philippines, Ilan Fluss, and the Philippine Ambassador to Israel, Macairog S. Alberto, who recently met with the Israeli Minister of Tourism, Yoel Razvozov, to expedite the move.

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Editor in chief of Passport.News. I'm a translator by profession, specializing in tourism. A long trip to Vermont in 2010 led me to launch a blog and gain a following; my musings about travel and work quickly landed me an item in Israel’s top travel magazine, and the rest is history. Today I write for some of the leading magazines and newspapers in Israel, both print and online. I'm also a content editor for the Mapo travelers app and IG community, and I'm currently writing the first ever travel guide to the UAE in Hebrew.


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