MANILA, Philippines — Senator Panfilo Lacson on Monday renewed his call for the creation of a COVID-19 vaccine passport system that would make traveling efficient for both Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and foreign investors, as long as they are vaccinated. Lacson said that both OFWs and foreign investors are hesitant to come to the country due to tight protocols that force them to spend more than a week in a quarantine facility. No need to require them to stay at a hotel,” he said in an interview on ABS-CBN News Channel. “Most of the time, OFWs return to the country because of an emergency. According to Lacson, these protocols would also affect the tourism industry since it would push foreign investors away.
Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer June 14, 2021 05:03 UTC