The Philippines has become the 100th destination to achieve Safe Travels accreditation from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).
The stamp was launched earlier this year, designed to help restore confidence among travellers and in the world’s travel and tourism sector.
Certified destinations in Europe include Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Croatia ad Slovenia, among others.
Further afield, holiday hotspots including Costa Rica, Egypt, Tunisia, the Maldives and Sri Lanka have also put the necessary Covid health and safety measures in place to achieve Safe Travels accreditation.
Safe Travels has been backed by the UN World Tourism Organization, and by more than 200 global tourism chiefs representing some of the sector’s largest businesses.
Gloria Guevara, WTTC president and chief executive, said: “We’re delighted to see our innovative initiative is proving such a great success and is being used by destinations from all corners of the globe.
“The 100 destinations which now proudly use the stamp are working together to help rebuild consumer confidence worldwide.
"We welcome the Philippines, an incredible destination and home to some of the world’s most beautiful islands, as our 100th destination, as well as other popular destinations around the globe such as Turkey, Egypt, Indonesia and Kenya.
“As the stamp continues to gain in popularity, travellers will more easily be able to recognise the destinations worldwide which have adopted the new set of global protocols, encouraging the return of ’Safe Travels’ around the world.
“The success of the Safe Travels stamp shows its importance not only to countries and destinations, but also to travellers and the 330 million people around the world who work in and depend on a thriving the travel and tourism sector.”
Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, secretary of the Philippine department of tourism, added: she wanted to thank the WTTC for recognising the country’s efforts, which she said were aligned with the WTTC’s standards.
“The Safe Travels stamp will further encourage our stakeholders to adhere to health and safety standards, and will also help us rebuild traveller confidence, so we can restart tourism and preserve and sustain jobs.”