Updated as of April 28, 2022
● included an expanded list of accepted and recognized national COVID-19 vaccination certificates
The Philippines is excited and ready to warmly welcome all foreign tourists from all countries starting April 1, 2022! Fully-vaccinated tourists from visa-free countries no longer have to undergo quarantine.
WHO CAN VISIT THE PHILIPPINES
Fully-vaccinated foreign nationals from visa-free countries, including their children, can visit the Philippines starting February 10, 2022.
You are considered fully-vaccinated when you have received the 2nd dose in a two-dose series or a single dose vaccine more than 14 days prior to the date of departure from the country of origin.
The vaccine used must be one that is authorized by the Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the World Health Organization (WHO). Children below 12 years old, regardless of vaccination status, can also travel to the country. They will follow the protocol for the accompanying fully-vaccinated foreign parent.
For the list of visa-free countries and allowed length of stay, please see below:
Nationals from countries listed below who are traveling to the Philippines for business and tourism purposes are allowed to enter the Philippines without visas for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days, provided they hold valid tickets for their return journey to port of origin or next port of destination and their passports valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay. Nationals from the following countries are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less:
Antigua and Barbuda
Central African Republic
of the Congo
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Korea
Saint Kitts and Nevis
and the Grenadines
São Tomé and Príncipe
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United Republic of Tanzania
United States of America
*Brazilian and Israeli nationals are given fifty-nine (59) days stay based on existing agreements.
The following are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay not exceeding fourteen (14) days:
1. Holders of Hong Kong Special Administrative (SAR) passports.
2. Holders of Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) passports.
The following are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay not exceeding seven (7) days:
1. Holders of Macau-Portuguese passports
2. Holders of Hong Kong British passports.
Nationals who are subjects of deportation/blacklist orders of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration shall not be admitted to the Philippines. Further inquiries may be addressed to the Visa Division (Telephone numbers:556-0000 and ask the operator to connect you to Visa Division), Department of Foreign Affairs, 2330 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City or to any Philippine Embassy or Consulate abroad.
REQUIREMENTS BEFORE YOU GO
- Visitors must be fully-vaccinated with any of the following proofs:
- WHO International Certificates of Vaccination and Prophylaxis
- VaxCertPH for balikbayans who had their COVID-19 vaccination in the Philippines.
- National/State digital vaccination certificates of a foreign government recognized in the Philippines. See List of Countries/Territories
- Other proofs of vaccination permitted by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID)
- Your Passport must be valid for at least six (6) months at the time of arrival to the Philippines.
- Obtain a travel insurance for COVID-19 treatment costs, with a minimum USD35,000 coverage for the full duration of your stay in the Philippines.
- Register at onehealthpass.com.ph/ at least three (3) days prior to departure to get a QR Code. The following are the documents to be submitted:
- Proof of vaccination (except for children below 12 years old, who will follow the protocol for the accompanying parent or guardian)
- Confirmed bookings from hotels or accommodation establishments that are accredited by the Philippines’ Department of Tourism (DOT)
- Return flight tickets to your port of origin or next destination, which should be not later than 30 days from date of arrival in the Philippines
- Negative result of RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours or a negative laboratory based Antigen Test taken within 24 hours prior to departure.
Upon Arrival at the Airport Visitors must be fully-vaccinated with any of the following proofs:
***If you exhibit COVID-19 symptoms, immediately report to your hotel or accommodation for proper coordination with the local government unit of your destination.
- Submit your One Health Pass QR Code and vaccination card to the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) personnel for validation.
- Have your Passport and travel documents validated by the Bureau of Immigration (BI).
- Claim your baggage.
- Exit at the Arrivals Gate for airport taxi service or previously arranged pickup service with your hotel or travel agency.
- NO QUARANTINE NEEDED but self-monitor for any COVID-19 sign or symptom*** for seven (7) days.
To know more details about visa, please contact the Visa Division of the Philippines’ Department of Foreign Affairs at telephone number +63 2 556-0000 or any Philippine Embassy or Consulate abroad.
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