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The following are allowed to travel and enter the Philippines starting May 01, 2021:


Passenger Type

Documentary and Other Requirements

(must be presented upon booking, check-in, and to the Immigration Officer upon arrival in the Philippines)

Filipino nationals

  • Philippine Passport
  • Proof of citizenship
  • Pre-booked quarantine hotel accredited by Tourism and Health Agencies for at least 10 days
  • RT-PCR Test on the 7th day of arrival/quarantine (at traveler’s expense, except for OFWs, which shall be shouldered by OWWA/LMAs)

Non-Filipino/Foreign spouse4 and children5 or children with special needs5 of a Filipino national

If traveling with Filipino national:

  • Foreign Passport only, no visa needed1 (see notes)
  • Any of the following:
    • For spouses: authentic marriage certificate
    • For children (regardless of age): authentic birth certificate
  • Must meet the additional conditions of the IATF-EID3


If not traveling with Filipino national, Filipino national is currently residing in the Philippines at the intended date of travel:

  • Foreign Passport with Philippine valid entry visa or long-term visa2
  • Any of the following:
    • For spouses: authentic marriage certificate
    • For minor children only (below 18 years old) and children with special needs (regardless of age): authentic birth certificate
  • Must meet the additional conditions of the IATF-EID3

Non-Filipino/Foreign parent of a minor Filipino child5 (below 18  years old) or a child with special needs5 (regardless of age)

  • Foreign Passport with Philippine valid entry visa or long-term visa2
  • Authentic birth certificate of the minor Filipino child or child with special needs
  • Must meet the additional conditions of the IATF-EID3

Former Filipinos (Balikbayan Program), Dual Citizens

  • Foreign Passport AND actual valid, old, or expired Philippine Passport; OR
  • Foreign Passport AND any of the following documents:
    • Authentic Birth Certificate
    • Identification Certificate
    • Certificate of Reacquisition/Retention/Recognition
  • Must meet the additional conditions of the IATF-EID3

Spouse4/Children5 of Former Filipino Nationals (Balikbayan Program)

If traveling with Filipino national:

  • Foreign Passport only, no visa needed1 (see notes)
  • Any of the following:
    • For spouses: authentic marriage certificate
    • For children (regardless of age): authentic birth certificate
  • Must meet the additional conditions of the IATF-EID3

If not traveling with Filipino national, Filipino national is currently residing in the Philippines at the intended date of travel:

  • Foreign Passport with Philippine valid entry visa or long-term visa2
  • Any of the following:
    • For spouses: authentic marriage certificate
    • For children (regardless of age): authentic birth certificate
  • Must meet the additional conditions of the IATF-EID3

Accredited foreign government and international organization officials and their dependents

  • 9(E) visa
  • Subject to arrival and quarantine procedures set by the Philippine Department of Health. Click here for the arrival guide.
  • No need for DFA authorization/endorsement

Non-Filipino/Foreign seafarers with 9(c) visa

  • Foreign Passport/Seaman’s Book
  • Must meet the additional conditions of the IATF-EID3
Non-Filipino/Foreign nationals in possession of valid certificates 
  • Recognition Certificate (RC) OR
  • Citizenship Retention and Reacquisition Act of 2003 (CRPC) under RA9225 Certificate
Non-Filipino/Foreign nationals with an eligible existing and valid visa at time of entry
  • Foreign Passport with valid and existing visa at the time of entry
  • The following visas need DFA authorization/ endorsement or entry exemption document:
    • Special Resident and Retirees Visa (SRRV) EO1037
    • 9(A) visa
  • Must meet the additional conditions of the IATF-EID3

Notes:

1 You may enter into the Philippines visa-free if you are a national of a country listed under Executive Order 408. Click here for the list of countries whose nationals may enter the Philippines without a visa.


2 You must apply and secure a Philippine entry or long-term visa from your country’s Philippine Consulate or at your nearest Philippine Foreign Service Post.


3 Conditions of the IATF-EID:

  • Must have a valid and existing visa at the time of entry unless otherwise stated in the table above
  • With pre-booked accredited quarantine facility/hotel for at least 10 days at the traveler’s expense;
  • Must undergo RT-PCR testing on the 7th day of quarantine. Non-OFWs and non-Filipinos on PAL flights arriving in Manila will be swabbed by Detoxicare Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory.
  • Subject to the maximum capacity of inbound passengers as set by the National Task Force for COVID-19.


4 Only marriages under the provisions of the Philippine Family Code shall be honored.


5 For adopted children, please prepare additional documentary proof (e.g., adoption papers).


The following travelers are not allowed to enter the Philippines:

  • All travelers coming from India or those with travel history in India within the last fourteen days preceding arrival in the Philippines.

Please be advised that eligible passengers for travel to the Philippines, including documentary and additional requirements are subject to change and assessment of the Immigration Officer upon arrival in the Philippines: