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Arrival and Quarantine Process

Find out what you need before you travel to Davao

Note: An Overseas Filipino Worker or OFW is a person from the Philippines who is living and working in another country, typically on a temporary basis. This includes land-based OFWs and seafarers/sea-based OFWs. Families traveling together with at least one OFW will be considered all OFWs. Non-OFWs refer to Returning Overseas Filipinos (non-OFW students, non-OFW Balikbayan, non-OFW tourist, etc.)

For more information on testing and quarantine protocols for arriving travelers, check Arriving In The Philippines



1. All travelers should register to the Bureau of Quarantine e-Health Declaration Card (e-HDC) including children. 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.


2. Register to the for the Safe Davao QR which must be presented upon arrival in Davao.

 Click to view a sample of Safe Davao QR Code


Please note that you need to enter a PH local number to receive the OTP prior generation of the Safe DAVAO QR code.


3. For non-OFWs and non-Filipinos who are required to undergo facility-based quarantine, please ensure to have a confirmed booking (including transportation arrangements) at a hotel accredited by Tourism and Health Agencies and for at least 10 days. You will not be able to board the flight if you miss to hold and present a confirmed booking upon check-in.


Passengers arriving before hotel standard check-in times are encouraged to book an additional night to ensure room availability. Please click here for the list of quarantine hotels in Davao.


4.Upon check-in, sign the Declaration and Waiver Form presented by our check-in agent, indicating that you are healthy and fit to travel.



5.  Accomplish the Bureau of Customs Form, and Arrival Card.




6. Undergo a temperature check and present the BOQ One Health Pass QR Code to the BOQ Officer on Duty.


7. Proceed to the holding area for the briefing conducted by the Philippine Coast Guard.


8. Proceed to your respective desks and register manually to the case investigation form:

  • For OFWs, proceed to the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Desk for your quarantine hotel assignment.
  • For non-OFWs and non-Filipinos, proceed to the Tourism Desk for hotel verification.

9. Clear with Immigration and submit the Arrival Card.

10. Claim your baggage at the designated carousel. Go through Customs Check and submit the Bureau of Customs Form.



11. For passengers who are required to undergo facility-based quarantine, check in at your hotel and wait for your scheduled test, depending on your swab schedule. Day 1 starts on the day you arrive 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.


Facility-based quarantine is no longer required for fully vaccinated passengers.


12. For OFWs, your accommodation and food during your stay will be shouldered by the Philippine government. For non-OFWs and eligible non-Filipinos, your accommodation and food during your stay will be at your own expense.


13.  If you test positive, the Bureau of Quarantine will assess you for further quarantine or medical management.

For non-OFWs and non-Filipinos:
If you test negative, your test result will be released within 24 hours after your swab test is taken. Your medical quarantine certificate will be sent by the BOQ to your hotel.

For OFWs:
If you test negative, OWWA shall send your RT-PCR Test result and BOQ medical quarantine certificate.


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


14.  You may call your relatives or respective Local Government Units to pick you up at your hotel or arrange your own transportation.

For OFWs, further transportation arrangements will be shouldered by OWWA. For non-OFWs and non-Filipinos with an original destination in Manila,
Philippine Airlines shall accommodate you on a flight that will take you to NAIA Terminal 2. Please coordinate with your hotel so that they can notify us that you areare ready to be transferred to Manila.

If you wish to terminate your travel in Davao instead, you must sign a Declaration and Release Form from PAL, available at the reception desk of your hotel.

15.  If you have an onward PAL flight, please ensure to pre-register and secure all travel and health documents required by your destination’s Local Government Unit (LGU). Click here for more information.

Please complete your home quarantine or self-isolation under the monitoring of your LGU and Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams (BHERT).