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Entry Requirements : Visiting Philippines



Updated: 19/12/2022


WHO CAN VISIT THE PHILIPPINES


All foreign nationals including their children, can visit the Philippines. Fully-vaccinated individuals are exempted to present a pre-departure test. You are considered fully-vaccinated when you have received the 2nd dose in a two-dose series or a single dose vaccine more than 14 days prior to the date of departure from the country of origin. The vaccine used must be one that is authorized by the Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the World Health Organization (WHO). Children below 15 years old, regardless of vaccination status, can also travel to the country. They will follow the protocol for the accompanying fully-vaccinated foreign parent.


REQUIREMENTS BEFORE YOU GO


  1. For fully-vaccinated individuals, present any off the following proofs of vaccination:

    1. WHO International Certificates of Vaccination and Prophylaxis

    2. VaxCertPH for balikbayans who had their COVID-19 vaccination in the Philippines

    3. National/State manual/digital vaccination certificates of a foreign government

    4. Other proof of vaccination

*except for children below 15 years old, who will follow the protocol for the accompanying parent or guardian

  1. Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated foreign nationals fifteen years old and above shall present a remotely supervised or a laboratory-based rapid antigen negative test result, failure to present the said pre-departure test shall be required to undergo a laboratory-based rapid antigen test taken upon arrival.

  2. Your passport must be valid for at least six (6) months at the time of arrival in the Philippines.

  3. Fill out the eArrival card at least two (2) days prior to get a QR Code.


UPON ARRIVAL AT THE AIRPORT

  1. Scan your eArrival card QR Code and present you vaccination card to the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) personnel for validation.

  2. Have your Passport and travel documents validated by the Bureau of Immigration (BI).

  3. Claim your baggage.

  4. Exit at the Arrivals gate for airport taxi service or previously arranged pickup service with your hotel or travel agency.

NO QUARANTINE NEEDED but self-monitor for any COVID-19 sign or symptom*** for seven (7) days.


***If you exhibit COVID-19 symptoms, immediately report to your hotel or accommodation for proper coordination with the local government unit of your destination.



Please note that this e-Travel Registration is a mandatory requirement for arrival in the Philippines, imposed by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID). The e-Travel Registration will also be easier to fill out and will require less information, in line with a decision by Philippine health authorities to simplify the arrival process. The new platform will have a more user-friendly interface that will soon be integrated with the system requirements of the Immigrations and Customs authorities.


To avoid long lines at the airport, we highly encourage you to fill out the e-Travel Registration within 72 hours prior to departure from your country of origin.

If you are unable to do so before departure, personnel from the Philippine Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) and airport staff will assist you in completing and uploading the e-Travel Registration upon your arrival in the Philippines. For more information, please visit https://etravel.gov.ph.


Travelling Around the Country


If you are vaccinated can you travel without COVID test?


Yes, fully vaccinated travel is available in the Philippines, but not for all destinations. Several destinations in the Philippines have opened to fully vaccinated tourists, exempting them from the requirement of obtaining a negative RT-PCR or rapid COVID test for travel.


Here is the list of destinations fully vaccinated travelers may visit without having to undergo a COVID-19 test:


Destinations in Luzon without RT-PCR for fully vaccinated:

  • Abra

  • Albay

  • Baguio City

  • Bataan

  • Batanes

  • Batangas

  • Benguet

  • Bulacan

  • Cagayan

  • Camarines Norte

  • Camarines Sur

  • Cavite

  • Clark

  • Coron

  • El Nido

  • Ilocos Sur (including Vigan)

  • Isabela

  • La Union

  • Laguna

  • Masbate

  • Metro Manila

  • Nueva Ecija

  • Nueva Vizcaya

  • Occidental Mindoro

  • Oriental Mindoro

  • Pampanga

  • Pangasinan

  • Puerto Princesa

  • Rizal

  • Sagada

  • Subic Bay Freeport Area

  • Tagaytay

  • Tarlac

  • Zambales

Destinations in Visayas without RT-PCR for fully vaccinated:

  • Aklan

  • Biliran

  • Bohol

  • Boracay

  • Capiz

  • Cebu

  • Dumaguete City

  • Eastern Samar

  • Guimaras

  • Iloilo City

  • Iloilo Province

  • Leyte

  • Negros Occidental

  • Negros Oriental

  • Ormoc

  • Siquijor

  • Tacloban

Destinations in Mindanao without RT-PCR for fully vaccinated:

  • Bukidnon

  • Butuan City

  • Camiguin

  • Cotabato

  • Davao City

  • Davao de Oro

  • Davao del Norte

  • Davao del Sur

  • Davao Oriental

  • General Santos City

  • Misamis Occidental

  • Sarangani

  • Sultan Kudarat

  • Sulu

  • Surigao Del Norte

  • Surigao Del Sur

  • Tawi-Tawi

  • Zamboanga City

  • Zamboanga del Norte

  • Zamboanga del Sur

  • Zamboanga Sibugay

For more information visit the link below:



For Travellers heading to destinations below:


Palawan


Busuanga (Vaccination Card for fully vaccinated; Negative RT-PCR test result for unvaccinated)

Coron (Vaccination Card for fully vaccinated; Negative RT-PCR or Antigen test result for unvaccinated)

Culion (Vaccination Card for fully vaccinated; Negative RT-PCR or Antigen test result for unvaccinated | Approved S-PASS application (register via s-pass.ph))

El Nido (Vaccination Card for fully vaccinated; Negative RT-PCR or Antigen test result for unvaccinated)

Puerto Princesa City (Vaccination Card for fully vaccinated; Negative Antigen test result for unvaccinated)

San Vicente (Vaccination Card for fully vaccinated; Negative RT-PCR or Antigen for unvaccinated | Approved S-PASS application (register via s-pass.ph))


Cebu


All LGUs (Vaccination card for fully vaccinated; Medical certificate if unvaccinated)

Cebu City (Vaccination Card for fully vaccinated; Negative RT-PCR or Antigen test result for unvaccinated)

Lapu-Lapu City (None)

Mandaue City (Vaccination Card for fully vaccinated; Negative RT-PCR or Antigen test result for unvaccinated)


National Capital Region


ALL LGUs (Some establishments may still require the presentation of vaccination card)


For Palawan / Cebu / Bohol / Siargao Activities









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