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

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Update: Effective 1 April 2022, fully vaccinated passport holders from non-visa required countries, HK and Macau SAR passport holders (for stay period not exceeding 14 days), diplomatic and official/service passports with existing visa waiver agreements, and foreign nationals with valid visas shall be allowed entry into the Philippines provided they:

(1) Are holders of passports valid for at least six (6) months at the time of arrival;
(2) Have a return or outbound ticket to their country of origin or next country of destination;
(3) Have any of the following proofs of vaccination against COVID-19 recognized under existing IATF regulations: (i) World Health Organization International Certificates of Vaccination and Prophylaxis; (ii) VaxCertPH; or (iii) National/state digital certificate of the foreign government which has accepted VaxCertPH under a reciprocal arrangement (unless otherwise permitted by the IATF); and
(4) Update: Foreign nationals aged 18 and above who have received primary series COVID-19 vaccine and at least one (1) COVID-19 booster shot, foreign nationals aged 12 to 17 who are fully vaccinated with primary series COVID-19 vaccine; and foreign nationals below 12 years old, regardless of vaccination status, accompanied by parent/guardian who have received a complete primary series and one booster shot NO LONGER need to present a pre-departure RT-PCR/ART test. Those who do not belong to any of the mentioned categories shall present a negative Reverse Transcription – Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test taken within forty-eight hours (48hrs) or laboratory-administered antigen/ART test taken 24 hours prior to departure from the country of origin
(5) Have obtained, prior to arrival, travel insurance for COVID-19 treatment costs from a reputable insurance company, with a minimum coverage of USD35,000, for the duration of their stay in the Philippines.
(5) Have filled out the OneHealthPass Health Declaration Form.

Prior to Departure

  1. 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. Travellers with NO BOOSTER shot must secure and present a negative pre-departure RT-PCR test taken within 48h OR negative laboratory-administered antigen/ART test within 24h from their travel from an MOH-approved provider. Foreign nationals with NO Booster shot who test positive on their pre-departure RT-PCR or ART (whether fully-recovered or as new infection) WILL NOT be allowed entry into the Philippines under current regulations.
  3. On the day of your departure, update your OneHealthPass/OHP registration (seat number, health declaration, RT-PCR test results 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. Be ready with a print-out of your digital vaccination certificate from, with QR Code) and OneHealthPass QR Code.

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).
Fully vaccinated travelers NO LONGER need to quarantine, but will be required to self-monitor for any COVID-19 signs and symptoms for 7 days.
Any sign or symptom must be reported to the local government unit of destination.

Once admitted into the country, fully vaccinated foreign nationals are no longer required to observe mandatory facility quarantine but shall self-monitor for any COVID-19 signs and symptoms for seven (7) days, with Day 1 as the date of arrival in the Philippines. They are required to report to the local government unit (LGU) of their destination should they manifest any symptoms.

Those who fail to fully comply with the conditions set forth shall be denied admission and shall be subject to appropriate exclusion proceedings.


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