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Last updated: PH Local Time, May 19, 2022


International passengers must follow the arrival procedures of their PH port of entry mandated by PAL and the Philippine Government. Unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, and passengers whose vaccination status cannot be verified shall be required to complete a facility-based quarantine at the first port of entry into the Philippines, regardless the onward domestic destination. Ensure to check your first PH arrival airport prior to booking the facility.

 


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Travel requirements are subject to change at short notice by the issuing government authority. As such, posting of the advisories below is not real-time and serve only as a guide. Please confirm your requirements directly with the offices/websites of your place of origin and destination. All passengers are encouraged to follow the guide, register in advance and pre-book their hotels as necessary to avoid any inconvenience and experience faster processing upon arrival.

       

 

 

       

 

 

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New Entry, Testing, and Quarantine Protocols

 


Important Reminders 

  • Children below 12 years old who are unvaccinated shall follow the quarantine protocols of the parent/s. Children 12 years to 17 years old shall follow the classification and procedures based on their vaccination status. Parent/s shall accompany the minor during their facility-based quarantine.  

  • Mandatory Rapid Antigen tests should be administered and certified by a healthcare professional in a healthcare facility, laboratory, clinic, pharmacy, or other similar establishments.  

              NOTE: Remotely supervised /Supervised / Self-Administered Rapid Antigen test is not acceptable as predeparture COVID 19 Test for arriving in the Philippines

  • Fully vaccinated travelers must possess and present any of the following proofs of vaccination:  

  • Other proofs of vaccination permitted by the IATF  

  • A traveler shall be deemed fully vaccinated only if he/she is fully compliant with the following requisites:  

  • They received 2nd dose series or single dose vaccine for more than 14 days prior to departure from country of origin  

  • The vaccine is included in any of the following:  

 

 

FILIPINO NATIONALS INCLUDING TRAVELERS WHO HOLD DUAL CITIZENSHIP 


 

Traveler Type

One Health Pass

COVID-19 Test

Proof of Vaccination

Quarantine

Other Requirements

Filipino nationals including those who hold dual citizenship - Vaccinated

Yes

 

Negative RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours or negative Antigen test taken within 24 hours prior to departure from the country of origin. Not applicable to children below 3 years old. 

 

 

 

Yes. Not applicable to children below 12 years old.

 

No

Shall self-monitor for any sign or symptom until the 7th day from arrival

Filipino dual citizens can present any of the ff: i. Valid PH passport ii. Identification Certificate (IC) iii. Certification of Retention / Reacquisition of Philippine Citizenship.

Traveler Type

One Health Pass

COVID-19 Test

Proof of Vaccination

Quarantine

Other Requirements

Filipino nationals including those who hold dual citizenship - Unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, vaccination status cannot be verified

Yes

 

Negative RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours or negative Antigen test taken within 24 hours prior to departure from the country of origin. Not applicable to children below 3 years old. 

 

 

 

No

Facility-based quarantine until the release of the negative results, testing will be on the 5th day

Shall self-monitor for any sign or symptom until the 14th day from arrival

Filipino dual citizens can present any of the ff: i. Valid PH passport ii. Identification Certificate (IC) iii. Certification of Retention / Reacquisition of Philippine Citizenship.

Traveler Type

One Health Pass

COVID-19 Test

Proof of Vaccination

Quarantine

Other Requirements

Filipino nationals including those who hold dual citizenship - Fully recovered from COVID-19 and Fully vaccinated

Yes

 

Positive RT-PCR taken between 10 and 30 days prior to the date and time of departure from the country of origin, not applicable to children below 3 years old


Positive RT-PCR test or Antigen test taken within 48 hours prior to departure from the country of origin OR positive laboratory-based Antigen test taken within 24 hours prior to departure from the country of origin


Medical Certificate from a licensed physician stating that the traveler has completed the mandatory isolation period, no longer infectious, and has been allowed free movement and travel.


Yes.  Not applicable to children below 12 years old.

No

Shall self-monitor for any sign or symptom until the 7th day from arrival

Traveler Type

One Health Pass

COVID-19 Test

Proof of Vaccination

Quarantine

Other Requirements

Filipino nationals including those who hold dual citizenship - Fully recovered from COVID-19 but Unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, vaccination status cannot be verified

Yes

 

Positive RT-PCR  taken between 10 and 30 days prior to the date and time of departure from the country of origin, not applicable to children below 3 years old



Positive RT-PCR test or Antigen test taken within 48 hours prior to departure from the country of origin OR positive laboratory-based Antigen test taken within 24 hours prior to departure from the country of origin

 


Medical Certificate from a licensed physician stating that the traveler has completed the mandatory isolation period, no longer infectious, and has been allowed free movement and travel.


No

Facility-based quarantine until the release of the negative results, testing will be on the 5th day

Shall self-monitor for any sign or symptom until the 14th day from arrival

 


FOREIGN NATIONALS INCLUDING FORMER FILIPINOS  

  

Traveler Type

One Health Pass

COVID-19 Test

Proof of Vaccination

Quarantine

Other Requirements

Yes

 

Negative RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours or negative Antigen test taken within 24 hours prior to departure from the country of origin. Not applicable to children below 3 years old.  

 

 

Yes. Not applicable to children below 12 years old.

 

No

Shall self-monitor for any sign or symptom until the 7th day from arrival

Passport should be valid for a period of at least six (6) months at the time of their arrival to the Philippines.

Visa-free for 1 year and shall present documentary proof of relationship to the principal Philippine national.

Unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, and those whose vaccination status cannot be verified are not Allowed to travel to the Philippines.

Traveler Type

One Health Pass

COVID-19 Test

Proof of Vaccination

Quarantine

Other Requirements

Yes

 

Negative RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours or negative Antigen test taken within 24 hours prior to departure from the country of origin. Not applicable to children below 3 years old.  

 

Yes. Not applicable to children below 12 years old.

 

No

Shall self-monitor for any sign or symptom until the 7th day from arrival

Travel or Medical Insurance with COVID-19 treatment, and with minimum coverage of USD35,000. The insurance policy presented must reflect the minimum coverage.

Passport should be valid for a period of at least six (6) months at the time of their arrival to the Philippines.

Valid return tickets to the original port of origin or next port of destination for not more than 30 days from the date of arrival in the Philippines.

Citizens of Brazil and Israel are allowed to stay for a period not exceeding 59 days.

Unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, and those whose vaccination status cannot be verified are not Allowed to travel to the Philippines.

Traveler Type

One Health Pass

COVID-19 Test

Proof of Vaccination

Quarantine

Other Requirements

Holders of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Macau SAR, or Ukraine passports

Yes

 

Negative RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours or negative Antigen test taken within 24 hours prior to departure from the country of origin. Not applicable to children below 3 years old.  

 

 

Yes. Not applicable to children below 12 years old.

 

No

Shall self-monitor for any sign or symptom until the 7th day from arrival

Travel or Medical Insurance with COVID-19 treatment, and with minimum coverage of USD35,000. The insurance policy presented must reflect the minimum coverage.

Passport should be valid for a period of at least six (6) months at the time of their arrival to the Philippines.

Valid return tickets to the original port of origin or next port of destination for not more than 14 days from the date of arrival in the Philippines.

Unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, and those whose vaccination status cannot be verified are not Allowed to travel to the Philippines.

Traveler Type

One Health Pass

COVID-19 Test

Proof of Vaccination

Quarantine

Other Requirements

Foreign nationals entering PH through 9(a) visa, APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) holders, Chinese nationals with valid AJACS and Indian nationals with valid AJACSSUK visas, and other pre-pandemic visa-free entry privileges

Yes

 

Negative RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours or negative Antigen test taken within 24 hours prior to departure from the country of origin. Not applicable to children below 3 years old. 

 

Yes. Not applicable to children below 12 years old.

 

No

Shall self-monitor for any sign or symptom until the 7th day from arrival

Travel or Medical Insurance with COVID-19 treatment, and with minimum coverage of USD35,000. The insurance policy presented must reflect the minimum coverage.

Foreign Nationals who are unable to present an acceptable proof of vaccination during document verification shall complete a facility-based quarantine until the release of the negative results, 5th day swabbing

Unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, and those whose vaccination status cannot be verified are not allowed to travel to the Philippines.


Valid return tickets to the original port of origin or next port of destination within the allowed maximum stay in the Philippines.

Traveler Type

One Health Pass

COVID-19 Test

Proof of Vaccination

Quarantine

Other Requirements

Foreign nationals entering PH through other types of visas (other than 9(a) visa and 9(e) visa), and Ukraine Passport holder

Yes

 

Negative RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours or negative Antigen test taken within 24 hours prior to departure from the country of origin. Not applicable to children below 3 years old.  

 

Yes. Not applicable to children below 12 years old.

 

No

Shall present a valid Philippine visa

 

Shall self-monitor for any sign or symptom until the 7th day from arrival

Foreign Nationals who are unable to present an acceptable proof of vaccination during document verification shall complete a facility-based quarantine until the release of the negative results, 5th day swabbing

Unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, and those whose vaccination status cannot be verified are not allowed to travel to the Philippines.


Traveler Type

One Health Pass

COVID-19 Test

Proof of Vaccination

Quarantine

Other Requirements

Foreign diplomats and their dependents, foreign dignitaries and members of their delegation, 9(e) visa holders, personnel of Philippine Foreign Service Posts (FSPs) and their dependents, and Philippine government officials on official travel (individually or collectively referred to as “Arriving Officials”) entering the Philippines

No

Negative RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours or negative Antigen test taken within 24 hours prior to departure from the country of origin. Not applicable to children below 3 years old.  

 


If fully recovered from COVID-19, shall present the ff: i. Positive RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours or positive Antigen test taken within 24 hours prior to departure from the country of origin. ii. Medical Certificate from a licensed physician stating that the traveler has completed the mandatory isolation period, no longer infectious, and has been allowed free movement and travel. iii. Positive RT-PCR or Antigen test taken 10-30 days prior to departure from the country of origin.

 

Yes if fully vaccinated. Not applicable to children below 12 years old.

 

Applicable only to unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, and those whose vaccination status cannot be verified: Required to undergo home-based quarantine or quarantine at a declared accommodation until the release of their negative RT-PCR test taken on the fifth (5th) day from date of arrival. After which, they shall be required to undergo home quarantine until their fourteenth (14th) day from date of arrival.

If fully vaccinated, shall self-monitor for any sign or symptom until the 7th day from arrival

 

 

Sources: IATF Resolution No. 160-A , 160-B160-C, 160-D, 164-A, 165, 165-D & 165-F 
 

 

 

 

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    Clark     Subic

   
   


   

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Health & Safety

 

Philippine Airlines and all its passengers shall strictly observe the following measures in all airport facilities and on board the aircraft to ensure everyone’s health and safety:


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      Wearing of face masks and face shields.
       
  • Areas under Alert Level 1, 2, and 3:
    Voluntary wearing of face shields in the airport and during the flight
    Mandated by the Philippine Department of Transportation, effective November 16, 2021
  • Areas under Alert Level 4 and LGU’s mandating use of face shields:
    Required wearing of face shields
  • Areas under Alert Level 5 and granular lockdowns, and in areas under Enhanced Community Quarantine:
    Mandatory  wearing of face shields



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Mandatory Registration to Bureau of Quarantine’s One Health Pass for Manila, Cebu, Clark, Davao, Laoag, Bohol and Subic. Other Case Investigation Forms depending on the traveler’s type and port of entry.  For further assistance , visit the Bureau of Quarantine directory.  



       

Note:

  • Starting May 03, 2022, all arriving passengers must register to OHP portal within 48 hours prior to departure.
  • Passengers will be given a BAR CODE once the COVID-19 test (RT-PCR/Antigen) and vaccination certificate record has been accepted.
  • Passengers must accomplish the health declaration checklist within 24 hours prior to departure time.
  • Passengers must check their registration 4 hours to 1 hour before departure to see if they have a QR code and qualify for the express lane.
  • For a step-by-step guide, go to One Health Pass Registration Tutorial


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Enhanced health & safety protocols:

  • Temperature checks, use of foot baths, and disinfection/sanitation facilities. 
  • Physical and Social Distancing, and minimum contact at all times within the airport premises and during all procedures, from check-in, boarding, inflight (as applicable), disembarking to retrieving of check-in baggage. Seat Distancing shall be observed inflight depending on space availability. Family members and individuals travelling together as part of the same household may still choose to be seated together. 
  • Mandatory public safety announcements before closing of doors and during flight for cabin and health security protocols. 
  • Regular sanitation and disinfection of airline facilities and equipment, and in coordination with the airport authorities, all airport facilities and equipment, including lavatories, frequently touched surfaces, wheelchairs, trolleys, countertops, etc.




More Information


 

Eligible Passengers for travel to the Philippines       Arrival Guide for Fully Vaccinated Travelers
         
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Per PAL’s Conditions of Carriage, the passenger is solely responsible for verifying and complying with all applicable government laws/regulations of all destinations/countries to be flown from, to or through. PAL shall not be liable for the passenger’s failure to comply with said laws/regulations, or for any aid or information given here or by a PAL agent or employee in connection with said laws/regulations.

This page contains the travel rules and requirements for each province, city, or municipality in the Philippines. Please note that there may be multiple travel requirements for each destination on national and provincial levels. We would also like to remind passengers that these rules are subject to change by the issuing local government authority and are issued for passengers’ and the public’s safety. As these requirements may change at short notice, the advisories below are meant only as a guide. Please make sure that you have the correct and have completed the required documents before you travel.

  







Advisory For Arriving Filipinos Only 

Filipinos arriving from abroad who have recently recovered from COVID-19 but still test positive in their required pre-departure RT-PCR tests may be allowed to enter the Philippines subject to certain requirements.

Source: IATF 158  


Travel Requirements

  • Positive RT-PCR test result taken within 48 hours prior to departure from the country of origin

  • Medical Certificate from a licensed physician stating that the traveler:

  • has completed the mandatory isolation period

  • is no longer infectious; and

  • has been allowed free movement/travel

  • Positive RT-PCR test taken 10-30 days prior to departure from the country of origin.


Travelers are required to observe the facility-based quarantine applicable to them based on the classification of the country of origin (Green, Yellow and Red List) and the passenger’s vaccination status.


For fully vaccinated travelers coming from Green List countries, they shall be required to undergo facility-based quarantine periods prescribed for Yellow List countries for fully vaccinated arriving passengers.

 


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