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Philippines Travel Restrictions

63.19% of citizens have been vaccinated No change since last week
Unvaccinated visitors from the United States will not be allowed to enter the Philippines.
Vaccinated visitors from the United States can enter the Philippines with a negative COVID-19 test result.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from the Philippines for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.

Most travelers are not allowed to enter the Philippines. Most travelers must have a valid existing visa to be allowed entry into the Philipines. These entry restrictions do not apply to Filipino citizens, including those with an Identification Certificate, travelers under the Balikbayan Program who fulfill other specific program requirements, travelers who are holders of valid and existing Special Resident and Retirees Visa or Section 9 visas without the need of an entry exemption document, Foreign spouses, parent, or children of Filipino citizens, not traveling together with the Filipino and shall present a visa with the notation “EED not required per IATF Resolution No. 128 (s.2021)”.

Fully vaccinated nationals of non-visa required countries under Executive Order No. 408 (s.1960), as amended, shall be allowed to enter the Philippines

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COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from the United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken within 48 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 24 hours for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to the Philippines.

Details and exceptions
Travelers aged 3 years and under are exempt, unless symptomatic.
Quarantine requirements

Unvaccinated visitors from the United States will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering the Philippines.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions
unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated travelers are required to complete facility-based quarantine until the release of their negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test results, taken on the 5th day after arrival. After receiving negative test results, travelers are required to complete home quarantine until the 14th day.
Travelers under the age of 12 who cannot be vaccinated must follow the quarantine protocols of the Filipino parent/s traveling with them. Non-Filipino travelers aged between 12-17 years must follow the classification and procedures designated for their vaccination status. Fully vaccinated travelers are not required to quarantine on arrival in the Philippines but they must self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 7 days, with the day of arrival being the first day.
COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travelers returning from the Philippines must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken within 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departure to the United States.

Details and exceptions
Effective:December 6th, 2021: A COVID-19 negative test result taken within 1 day before departure must be presented to the airline before boarding your flight. This applies to ALL incoming air travelers, regardless of vaccination status or nationality.
Children under the age of 2 are exempt from test requirements as well as travelers who have both valid proof or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 90 days and a letter from a valid healthcare authority who has stated that they are cleared for travel. Refer to the CDC Website for more details.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from the Philippines are not required to quarantine upon entering the United States.

Details and exceptions
Foreign nationals (non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. immigrants) who are not fully vaccinated and are permitted to travel to the US by air by meeting certain vaccine exemptions are required to self quarantine for 7 days, unless they have a valid COVID-19 recovery document.
Travelers should also follow state and local requirements and recommendations after travel.