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Philippines Travel Requirements (Updated Aug.2023)

Travel to the Philippines

Note: now replaces the One Health Pass and remains mandatory for all travelers, Filipino and non-Filipino alike.

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For International Arrivals in the Philippines: Presentation of vaccination status and vaccination certificate for COVID-19 is no longer required.

All arriving international travelers are accepted regardless of their vaccination status.

For OFWs and Seafarers: The issuance of the International Certificate of Vaccination for Prophylaxis for Yellow Fever Vaccine and other vaccination depends on the requirement of the agency/company.

Requirements for Inbound Foreign Tourist/ Temporary Visitors:

  1. Passports valid for at least 6 months at the time of entry, subject to existing state receiprocity rules and/or agreements.

  2. Valid Visa, if applicable (for those who are not entitled to a visa free entry in the Philippines, as well as those with immigrant or non-immigrat status); and/ or

  3. Valid oward/return ticket to port of origin or next port of destination corresponding to their allowable period of stay, except (a) foreign spouses and/or children of Filipino citizens, who are travelling with them, (b) former Filipino citizens with Balikbayan privileges under Republic Act No. 9174, including their spouse and/or children, who are traveling with them.

Foreign Immigrants/Non-Immigrants except Tourist:

  • For ACR I-Card Holders, except 9A: valid visa implementation, ACR _-Card or ACR I-Card Waiver, Return Permit (RP), and/or Special Return Certificate (SCR) shall be presented during arrival/departure inspection.

E-Travel Registration

The following shall be required to register/update with eTravel System (, except for foreign diplomats, and their dependents, foreign dignitaries, and members of their delegation, 9E visa holders, and holders of diplomatic and official/service passport:

  1. Arriving Filipino and foreign passengers;

  2. Arriving Crew Members, and

  3. Departing Filipino Passengers.

Note for all travelers: Travelers transiting through other countries will need to check the travel restrictions regarding that country and are recommended to further inquire with their airline carrier of choice