Philippines: COVID-19 Travel Bans & Travel Restrictions

Updated on 09:37, Sep 23, 2021 UTC+8
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Entry into PhilippinesPartially restricted
Quarantine
All travelers must undergo a 14-day quarantine at a designated location.
Visa Services
Foreign travelers must obtain a valid entry visa prior to departure.
Detailed Regulations
The Philippines designates countries and regions as "green," "yellow," or "red" depending on the epidemiological situation in those locations with respect to COVID-19. Foreign nationals with recent travel history to a "red" location are prohibited from entering the Philippines. Foreign nationals seeking to travel from other locations must obtain a valid visa from a local Philippines embassy or consulate prior to departure. This policy provides an exemption for foreign nationals traveling together with a Filipino national, provided such persons are traveling from a location covered by an existing visa-free arrangement. All entry to the Philippines is subject to limitation regarding the maximum number of allowed inbound passengers at the specific arrival port on the scheduled arrival date.

All persons permitted to travel to the Philippines must register online using the "OneHealthPass" portal to receive a QR code for use on arrival and must hold proof of a pre-booked accommodation of at least 10 nights in a designated quarantine facility. Upon arrival, all persons must undergo a 14-day quarantine, no less than 10 days of which must be spent in a designated quarantine facility. Additionally, all travelers must undergo a reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test for COVID-19 on the 7th day following their arrival. This policy does not apply to travelers, regardless of origin, who carry proof they have completed a full vaccination regimen against COVID-19 in the Philippines. Additional exemptions exist for travelers who carry proof they have, at least 14 days prior to their scheduled departure, completed a full vaccination regimen abroad using a COVID-19 vaccine recognized by the Filipino authorities, provided such persons have, during the 14 days prior to their scheduled departure, remained entirely within locations considered "green" by Filipino authorities. Such persons must undergo a 7-day quarantine and an RT-PCR test on the 5th day following their arrival. A list of current "green" locations is available at the following URI: https://iatf.doh.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/20210903-IATF-136-B-RRD.pdf

Be advised, some regions and provinces have implemented additional policies for persons arriving into their jurisdictions. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local Philippines embassy or consulate to verify their entry eligibility prior to finalizing travel arrangements. The "OneHealthPass" portal is available at the following URL: https://www.onehealthpass.com.ph/e-HDC/
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted
COVID-19 Testing
All travelers must have proof of a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19 or antigen test result issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure, or must provide "documentation of recovery."
Quarantine
All travelers are encouraged to self-isolate for 7 days and to undergo testing for COVID-19.
Detailed Regulations
Foreign nationals who have visited any of the following countries or regions within 14 days of their arrival in the United States are prohibited from entering: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mainland China, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City, and the United Kingdom. This policy provides limited exemptions for persons providing vital support for critical infrastructure, journalists, students, and certain academics covered by exchange visitor programs.

All persons traveling to the United States (including US nationals) must present proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 3 days to departure using a nucleic acid or antigen test. Alternatively, persons who, at any point within 90 days of their scheduled departure for the United States, tested positive for COVID-19 may present "documentation of recovery" for travel to the United States. This must include proof of the positive test result along with a certificate from a recognized healthcare provider attesting that the traveler is not currently exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 is and cleared for travel. All travelers must additionally sign a form attesting that the information provided to airline staff is truthful and accurate to the best of the traveler's knowledge. Persons lacking such proof are prohibited from boarding flights bound for the United States. More information including post-travel recommendations is available via the following URL: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html

The United States government has mostly suspended the issuing of new visas and all US land border checkpoints with Canada and Mexico are closed to non-essential traffic. Additional restrictions are in place for persons holding special category visas including H-1B, H-2B, J-1, and L-1 visas. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate prior to finalizing travel arrangements. When arriving into or traveling within the United States, all persons must wear masks covering their mouth and nose while aboard any conveyance or at any transportation hub. Be advised, various state and local authorities in the United States have implemented additional policies and restrictions for persons arriving into their jurisdictions.
FAQ
How often are COVID-19 travel restrictions updated?
Do I have to quarantine when I travel abroad?
What are current COVID-19 travel restrictions?
Can I travel anywhere that does not have COVID-19 travel restrictions?
Am I allowed to travel if I previously had COVID-19?
What policies have airlines put in place in response to COVID-19?
How do I check current COVID-19 travel restrictions?
How can I be sure the information I find here is accurate?