Arrival Guide for Fully Vaccinated Travelers
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Arrival Guide for Fully Vaccinated Travelers

Travelers are considered FULLY VACCINATED if they have received 2nd dose series or single dose vaccine for more than 14 days prior to departure from the country of origin.

Philippine Arrival and Quarantine Process

Find out what you need to know to make sure you have everything you need before you travel to the Philippines.
Fully Vaccinated Travelers are those who received a 2nd dose series or single dose vaccine for more than 14 days prior to departure from the country of origin

Traveler’s vaccine must be included in any of the following:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine (nucleoside modified)

  • ChAdOx1-S[recombinant] (COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca)

  • SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine (Vero Cell), Inactivated [Coronavac]

  • Sputnik V Gam-COVID-Vac/Sputnik Light COVID-19 Vaccine

  • Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine (Ad26.COV2-S (recombinant))

  • Whole Virion, Inactivated Corona Virus Vaccine [Covaxin]

  • COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine (nucleoside modified) [COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna]

  • COVID-19 Vaccine (Vero Cell), Inactivated [COVID-19 Vaccine Sinopharm]

  • SARS-CoV-2 rS Protein Nanoparticle Vaccine [Covovax]

Traveler must possess and present any of the following proofs of vaccination:
  • World Health Organization International Certificate of Vaccination and Prophylaxis (WHO ICV)
    • WHO ICV application procedure for may vary from country to country. To apply for the WHO ICV, contact your local health care provider or your country’s health ministry office.
    • International Filipino travelers (outbound PH) who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 that are required by the country of destination/principal/employer to present a proof of COVID-19 vaccination may:
      • Request for an International Certificate of Vaccination (ICV) from the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ). To book an appointment, go to For more information, contact the BOQ hotline: (632) 5318-7500 loc. 121.
      • Frequently Asked Questions on International Certificate Of Vaccination (ICV)
  • VaxCertPH
    • For Filipino nationals vaccinated in the Philippines
  • National or state manual/digital vaccination certificate of the country/foreign government
  • Other proofs of vaccination permitted by the IATF

Important Reminders: 

The pre-departure COVID-19 test will not be applicable to the ff:

  1. Filipino and foreign nationals aged 18 and above who have received primary series of COVID-19 vaccine, and at least one (1) COVID-19 booster shot administered at any time prior to departure.
  2. Filipino and foreign nationals aged 12 to 17 who are “fully vaccinated”.
  3. Filipino and foreign nationals aged below 12, regardless of their vaccination status, who are accompanied by their parents or guardians who fall under item (1) above.
  4. Children below 3 years old.

IMPORTANT: The Bureau of Quarantine, the Department of Transportation - One-Stop-Shop, and the Bureau of Immigration are directed to recognize only the proofs of vaccination thus approved by the IATF.
Upon the recommendation of the Department of Foreign Affairs, the national COVID-19 vaccination certificate of the following countries shall be accepted/recognized for purposes of arrival quarantine protocols as well as for interzonal/intrazonal movement, in addition to such other countries/territories/jurisdictions whose proofs of vaccination the IATF already approved for recognition in the Philippines, and without prejudice to such other proofs of vaccination approved by IATF for all inbound travelers.

Albania, Armenia, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Equador, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Macau SAR, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Myanmar, New Zealand, Oman, Qatar, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Republic of Ireland, Republic of Korea, Samoa, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, The Netherlands, Timor Leste, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, and Vietnam.  


 IATF 162,  IATF 162B & IATF 165F   

Note: To know more about your travel requirements as classified by Inter Agency Task Force (IATF), visit the Arriving in the Philippines main page
1. Declare your personal information, health status, and travel history. 

Register as early as 3 days within your departure date through The BOQ will determine the number of quarantine days upon arrival depending on the complete documents presented by the passenger.

Accurately and completely fill-out all required fields including the e-HDC. Upon completion, please ensure to save a copy of your unique transaction number and your QR code which will be required upon check-in. Failure to present the OHP QR code may result to non-acceptance to the flight.

For non-OFWs, you may also pre-pay for your RT-PCR Test. Your test may be conducted by our DOH-accredited partner, Detoxicare Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory. A payment portal link is available after successfully registering to the One Health Pass. If your travel plans change, you may also request for a refund of your prepaid test anytime. Please follow the refund guidelines found in the payment confirmation email.

Payment may also be made at the hotel on your swab day via cash in PHP or USD, card, AliPay, WeChat Pay, GCash, and PayPal.

2. Ensure to have a confirmed booking at a hotel accredited by Tourism and Health Agencies. Please click here for the list of Quarantine Hotels in Manila.

3. Upon check-in, sign the Declaration and Waiver Form presented by our check-in agent, indicating that you are healthy and fit to travel.
4. Accomplish the Bureau of Customs Form and Arrival Card.
Effective February 01, 2022

For fully vaccinated passengers
You will no longer be required to undergo a facility-based quarantine

Effective February 10, 2022

For Foreign Nationals who are unable to present acceptable proof of Vaccination

Check in at your hotel and wait for your scheduled test which is on the 5th day of your quarantine stay. 

If you test positive, the BOQ shall transfer you to a designated hospital for further medical management.

If you test negative, your test result will be released within 24 hours after your swab test is taken. Your Unified BOQ Quarantine Certificate is autogenerated in the OHP. You will be able to download and print this certificate through the “Track Swab Test”<> portal in the OHP website by entering your QR code reference number and last name. For other concerns, you may send an email to or

For non-Filipinos: In compliance with Philippine regulations, laboratory partners must secure a photocopy of your passport and proof of accommodation/residence in the Philippines.

If you develop COVID-19 symptoms (e.g., dry cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste and/or smell, etc.) at any time before your scheduled test, please inform the hotel you are staying in so a medical or BOQ officer can assess and check up on you immediately. You may be required to undergo an RT-PCR test.

You may call the BOQs landline at (02) 5318-7500, or through these mobile numbers: 0961-899-0779, 0951-210-8105, or 0926-629-0723.
Effective February 01, 2022

For fully vaccinated passengers
You can undergo a self-monitoring for any sign or symptom until the 7th day from arrival.
Effective February 10, 2022

For Foreign Nationals who are unable to present acceptable proof of Vaccination

Once cleared, you can call your relatives and respective Local Government Units (LGU) to pick you up or arrange for your transportation going home. You are required to undergo home quarantine until the fourteenth day, with the day of arrival being the first day.