Regulations for Foreign Travelers Entering the Philippines (UPDATE February 07, 2022)

Regulations for Foreign Travelers Entering the Philippines

(UPDATE: February 07, 2022)

The new regulations for Foreign Travelers are based on Inter Agency Task Force (IATF) Resolution No. 160-B dated February 3, 2022; IATF Resolution No. 160-D dated February 10, 2022; and IATF Resolution No. 164-A dated March 10, 2022. This new rule will be effective immediately.

Foreign Travelers Entering the Philippines Visa-Free:

1. May enter the Philippines for business and tourism purposes if they are:

  • Qualifying former Filipino citizens with Balikbayan privilege (under Republic Act No. 91741, including their spouse and/or children traveling with them (provided they are not restricted nationals) or citizens/ nationals of the countries who can stay up to 30 days in the country…
    or holders of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or Macau SAR passports are entitled to stay for a period not exceeding 14 days.
  • Fully vaccinated, except for children under 12 traveling with fully vaccinated foreign parent/s.
  • Have proof of vaccination.
  • With negative PT-PCR test taken within 48 hours, or negative laboratory-based Antigen Test taken within 24 hours, prior to departure from country of origin/first port of embarkation, excluding layovers. Provided, the passengers has not left the airport premises or was not admitted into transit country.
  • Have a passport that is valid for at least six months at the time of arrival.
  • Have outbound tickets valid up to 30 days from arrival.
  • Have travel insurance of COVID-19 treatment (US$ 35,000 minimum coverage)

2. Self-monitor for symptoms for 7 days (from date of arrival) and must report to the local government unit (LGU) of destination in an event of symptoms. Mandatory facility-based quarantine (14 days quarantine) will no longer be required.

List of Countries who can Stay in the Philippines up to 30 Days:

  1. Andorra
  2. Angola
  3. Antigua and Barbuda
  4. Argentina
  5. Australia
  6. Austria
  7. Bahamas
  8. Bahrain
  9. Barbados
  10. Belgium
  11. Belize
  12. Benin
  13. Bhutan
  14. Bolivia
  15. Botswana
  16. Brazil
  17. Brunei
  18. Bulgaria
  19. Burkina Faso
  20. Burundi
  21. Cambodia
  22. Cameroon
  23. Canada
  24. Cape Verde
  25. Central African Republic
  26. Chad
  27. Chile
  28. Colombia
  29. Comoros
  30. Congo
  31. Congo, Democratic Republic
  32. Costa Rica
  33. Cote d’ Ivoire
  34. Croatia
  35. Cyprus
  36. Czech Republic
  37. Denmark
  38. Djibouti
  39. Dominica
  40. Dominican Republic
  41. Ecuador
  42. El Salvador
  43. Equatorial Guinea
  44. Eritrea
  45. Estonia
  46. Ethiopia
  47. Fiji
  48. Finland
  49. France
  50. Gabon
  51. Gambia
  52. Germany
  1. Ghana
  2. Greece
  3. Grenada
  4. Guatemala
  5. Guinea
  6. Guinea-Bissau
  7. Guyana
  8. Haiti
  9. Honduras
  10. Hungary
  11. Iceland
  12. Indonesia
  13. Ireland
  14. Israel
  15. Italy
  16. Jamaica
  17. Japan
  18. Kazakhstan
  19. Kenya
  20. Kiribati
  21. Korea (ROK)
  22. Kuwait
  23. Kyrgyzstan
  24. Laos
  25. Latvia
  26. Lesotho
  27. Liberia
  28. Liechtenstein
  29. Lithuania
  30. Luxembourg
  31. Madagascar
  32. Malawi
  33. Malaysia
  34. Maldives
  35. Mali
  36. Malta
  37. Marshall Islands
  38. Mauritania
  39. Mauritius
  40. Mexico
  41. Micronesia
  42. Monaco
  43. Mongolia
  44. Morocco
  45. Mozambique
  46. Myanmar
  47. Namibia
  48. Nepal
  49. Netherlands
  50. New Zealand
  51. Nicaragua
  52. Niger
  53. Norway
  54. Oman
  1. Palau
  2. Panama
  3. Papua New Guinea
  4. Paraguay
  5. Peru
  6. Poland
  7. Portugal
  8. Qatar
  9. Romania
  10. Russia
  11. Rwanda
  12. Kitts and Nevis
  13. Saint Lucia
  14. Vincent and the Grenadines
  15. Samoa
  16. San Marino
  17. Sao Tome and Principe
  18. Saudi Arabia
  19. Senegal
  20. Seychelles
  21. Singapore
  22. Slovak Republic
  23. Slovenia
  24. Solomon Islands
  25. South Africa
  26. Spain
  27. Suriname
  28. Swaziland
  29. Sweden
  30. Switzerland
  31. Tajikistan
  32. Tanzania
  33. Thailand
  34. Togo
  35. Trinidad and Tobago
  36. Tunisia
  37. Turkey
  38. Turkmenistan
  39. Tuvalu
  40. Uganda
  41. United Arab Emirates
  42. United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland
  43. United States of America
  44. Uruguay
  45. Uzbekistan
  46. Vanuatu
  47. Vatican
  48. Venezuela
  49. Vietnam
  50. Zambia
  51. Zimbabwe

However, only a few countries with their vaccine certificate will be accepted in the Philippines. As of January 27, 2022, the Philippines will accept the vaccine certificates of the following countries as proof of COVID-19 vaccination status:

  1. Armenia
  2. Australia
  3. Austria
  4. Belgium
  5. Canada
  6. Colombia
  7. Czech Republic
  8. France
  9. Georgia
  10. Germany
  11. India
  12. Iraq
  13. Italy
  14. Japan
  15. Kazakhstan
  1. Kuwait
  2. Monaco
  3. New Zealand
  4. Oman
  5. Samoa
  6. Singapore
  7. Sri Lanka
  8. Thailand
  9. The Netherlands
  10. Tunisia
  11. Turkey
  12. United Arab Emirates
  13. United Kingdom
  14. USA
  15. Vietnam

Foreign Children Traveling with Filipino Nationals:

  1. Unvaccinated foreign children below 12 years old, traveling with Filipino parent/s, shall follow health and quarantine protocols of Filipino parent/s traveling with them.
  2. Foreign children from 12 – 17 years old, traveling with Filipino parent/s, shall follow health and quarantine requirements relative to their vaccination status. Foreign or Filipino parents should accompany their unvaccinated minor children during facility-based quarantine.

Foreign Travelers Entering through 9A Visa:

  1. Foreign nationals coming from visa-required countries or restricted countries shall secure an entry exemption document (EED) and must meet the following requirements:
    a. Fully vaccinated, except for minor children below 12 years old traveling with their fully-vaccinated parent/s.
    b. Possess acceptable proof of vaccination.
    c. With negative RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours, prior to departure from the country of origin/first port of embarkation, excluding layovers. Provided that the passenger has not left the airport, premises or was not admitted into the transit country.
    d. Seven days self-monitoring from symptoms (date of arrival being the first day)
  2. Foreign spouses and children of Filipino citizens who
    i. are not nationals of EO 408 countries, whether or not traveling with said Filipino citizen,
    ii. are from visa-required countries,
    iii. Who are restricted nationals may enter the country without the need of an entry exemption document (EED), provided that they have been issued a 9(a) visa with the appropriate visa notation and they meet the following requirements:

    1. Fully vaccinated, except for minor children below 12 years old traveling with their fully-vaccinated parent/s.
    2. Possess acceptable proof of vaccination.
    3. With negative RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours, prior to departure from country of origin/first port of embarkation, excluding layovers. Provided that the passenger has not left the airport, premises or was not admitted into the transit country.
    4. With valid return ticker to port of origin or next port of destination not later than 30 days from date of arrival in the country.
    5. With passport valid for at least 6 months at the time of entry.
    6. With travel insurance for COVID-19 treatment costs, with a minimum coverage of US$35,000 for duration of stay in the Philippines.
    7. Seven days self-monitoring from symptoms (date of arrival being the first day).

Foreign Nationals with Other Types of Visas:

Foreign nationals with valid and existing visas other than 9A visas may be allowed entry subject to the following:

  1. Fully vaccinated.
  2. Possess acceptable proof of vaccination.
  3. Seven days self-monitoring from symptoms (date of arrival being the first day).
  4. Not fully vaccinated individuals under this category shall be denied entry.
  5. Fully vaccinated foreign nationals covered under this Section who fail to present acceptable proof of vaccination shall be subject to:
    (1) facility-based quarantine until release of negative RT-PCR test taken on the 5th day.
    (2) home quarantine until the 14th day (date of arrival being the first day).

FULL VACCINATION STATUS:

  1. Received the second dose in a 2-dose series or a single dose vaccine more than 14 days prior to the date and time of departure from the country of origin.
  2. Vaccine is included in any of the following:
    – Emergency Usa Authorization (EUA) List of Compassionate Special Permit (CSP) issued by the Philippine Food and Drug Administration, OR
    – Emergency Use Listing of the World Health Organization (WHO).

PROOF OF VACCINATION:

Any of the following:

  1. World Health Organization International Certificate of Vaccination and Prophylaxis.
  2. VaxCertPH.
  3. National or state digital certificate of a country/ foreign government which has also accepted VaxCertPH uner a reciprocal arrangement unless otherwise permitted by IATF.
  4. Other proofs of vaccination permitted by the IATF.

NOTE: All inbound travelers must register with One Health Pass prior to their arrival in the Philippines.

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