Saturday, November 27, 2021

Guidelines for Travel to the Philippines (Non-OFWs and Foreign Nationals)


FOR Non-OFWs and FOREIGN NATIONALS from “Yellow List” countries (including Singapore)

Prior to Departure

  1. At least three days before departure, register through Bureau of Quarantine’s OneHealthPass (OHP) Online Registration Platform. Save your transaction number. The transaction number will also be sent through your registered e-mail address. 
    • Save your transaction number (This is also sent to your e-mail address)
    • For travellers who do not have an address in the Philippines, you may put your company address or the address you will stay in after your quarantine period in the “permanent residence” field 
    • Every traveller, including children, should each have an OHP Registration.
  2. Pre-book a quarantine facility/hotel (QF/QH) of your choice from the list of DOT-accredited quarantine hotels
    • Vaccinated travelers: 10-day mandatory quarantine, with five (5) days at a QF/QH of choice
    • Unvaccinated travelers: 14-day mandatory quarantine, with seven (7) days at a QF/QH of choice 
    • The remaining days can be spent at one’s place of residence, if applicable.
  3. On the day of your departure, update your OneHealthPass/OHP registration (seat number, health declaration and other details). Input your transaction number and last name. Save or print the QR code generated. The OHP QR Code will also be sent through your registered e-mail address.
  4. Pre-book your RT-PCR swab test. You may book through your quarantine facility, through online platforms such as Red Cross electronic Case Investigation Form (e-CIF) or any DOH-accredited private testing center.
  5. Be ready with a print-out of your digital vaccination certificate from notarise.gov.ph, with QR Code)1 or your WHO International Certificate of Vaccination (ICV)/”Yellow Card”.

NOTE: The Philippine Government currently does not require a negative PRE-departure RT-PCR test. However, travellers are highly encouraged to check with their airline company whether a negative RT-PCR test is a required for check-in or boarding.)

While Inflight: Fill out the Arrival Card and Customs Declaration Form provided by the flight attendant.

Upon Arrival

  1. Proceed to the One-Stop-Shop Holding Area for a briefing on health and safety protocols.
  2. Present your OHP QR Code at the DOT Help Desk.
  3. Proceed to the Bureau of Immigration for arrival clearance then to baggage claim and customs inspection.
  4. Take the accredited or arrange transport service (airport taxi for non-OFWs and foreigners).

At the Quarantine Hotel/Facility

FULLY VACCINATED TRAVELERS
1. Upon arrival at the hotel, present the OHP QR Code upon check-in.2. On the 5th day (with Day 1 as arrival date), proceed to the designated RT-PCR testing area and present your OHP QR code.
3. Wait 24-48 hours until the release of your test results.
4. If your RT-PCR test result is negative, you will be allowed to check-out of your quarantine facility and spend the remaining days to complete ten (10) days of quarantine. Present the OHP QR Code upon check-out.
UNVACCINATED/PARTIALLY VACCINATED TRAVELERS
1. Upon arrival at the hotel, present the OHP QR Code upon check-in.2. On the 7th day (with Day 1 as arrival date), proceed to the designated RT-PCR testing area and present your OHP QR code.
3. Wait 24-48 hours until the release of your test results.
4. If your RT-PCR test result is negative, you will be allowed to check-out of your quarantine facility and spend the remaining days to complete fourteen (14) days of quarantine. Present the OHP QR Code upon check-out

Note: Should your RT-PCR Test turn positive, the BOQ will transfer you to a designated hospital for further medical management.

1 Since the mutual recognition of vaccine certificates between the Philippines and Singapore is still under consideration, BOQ’s acceptance of Singapore-issued vaccination certificates is not guaranteed. Foreign nationals are strongly encouraged to ask the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) or to check with the BOQ counter upon arrival in Manila.

2 Unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, and those whose vaccination status cannot independently confirmed/verified by Philippine authorities