International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Restricted

Entry into Philippines From Egypt is Restricted

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Most travelers are not allowed to enter the Philippines.

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These entry restrictions do not apply to:

  • Filipino citizens;
  • Foreign nationals with valid and existing visas at the time of entry;
  • Foreign nationals allowed entry under the Balikbayan Program, provided they are nationals from non-visa required countries;
  • Former Filipino citizens, together with their foreign spouses and children, regardless of age, who are traveling with the former Filipino citizens;
  • Filipino citizens’ spouses and children, regardless of age, who are traveling with the Filipino citizen;
  • Foreign nationals who are holders of valid and existing SRRV or Section 9(a) visas, provided they an entry exemption document issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs. Letters to the Bureau of Immigration (LBI) issued before 8 February 2021 without expiration date are not accepted.

For more information about exemptions check our source.

Start Date
7/16/2021
Changed
7/15/2021

Before You Leave

Mandatory

Mandatory health declaration form

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Description

Travelers are required to complete an eCIF form 3 days before their arrival in the Philippines.

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Philippines Red Cross
Start Date
11/11/2020
Changed
7/26/2021

On Arrival

Mandatory

Mandatory COVID-19 test on arrival

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Description

Travelers are required to take a COVID-19 RT-PCR test at the airport on arrival.

Travelers must quarantine for a minimum of 7 nights in a pre-booked accredited quarantine hotel, or facility, at their own expense.

Travelers are subject to COVID-19 RT-PCR testing at the quarantine hotel/facility on day 6 after arrival.

Start Date
5/11/2020
Changed
7/26/2021
Mandatory

Mandatory 14-day quarantine and testing

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Description

Travelers arriving from selected countries are required to quarantine for 14 days. The first 10 days must be in a pre-booked accredited quarantine hotel/facility, at their own expense, the last 4 days at home. Travelers must take a COVID-19 RT-PCR test on day 7 after arrival.

Minimum Number of Days
14 days
Start Date
8/1/2020
Changed
7/28/2021
Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination

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Description

Travelers must present the vaccination certificate to a Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) representative for re-verification at the Department of Transportation (DOTr) One-Stop Shop upon arrival in the Philippines.

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Philippines Travel
Start Date
2/1/2021
Changed
7/15/2021

While You're There

Mandatory

Masks and face shields are mandatory in public

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Description

Travellers must wear masks and face shields in public places.

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Tourism Philippines
Start Date
8/15/2020
Changed
7/26/2021

COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Philippines.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
54.78
Decreased by3.16
at 7/29/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
13.20%
Decreased by1.50%
at 7/28/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
10.52%
Increased by10.52%
at 7/29/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
11,524,212
Increased by11,524,212
at 7/29/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
1.15
Decreased by0.07
at 7/27/2021

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

General

In addition to safety guidelines, preventative health measures such as frequent hand washing and social distancing are encouraged to combat further outbreaks. Different regions may impose their own curfew hours, limiting non-essential movement, or may adopt a community quarantine if the area is of high risk. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip. Information relating to the COVID-19 response in the Philippines can be found at https://www.gov.uk/foreig...
Last Checked
7/28/2021

Use of mask

local guidelines for use of mask
Status
Required
Severity
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The use of both a face mask and a face shield is required in all public spaces, enclosed environments, and while on public transportation.

Public transportation

local guidelines for public transportation
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Restrictions in place
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Public transportation is operating with social distancing rules in place. In high-risk areas, public transport is operating at a reduced capacity and is suspended during curfew hours. Face shields are required.

Restaurants

local guidelines for restaurants
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Restrictions in place
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Restaurants are open at reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. Take-away or delivery services are available in high-risk areas where on-site dining is not permitted.

Bars

local guidelines for bars
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Restrictions in place
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Bars are open at reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. Bars are closed in high-risk areas to limit the rate of transmission.

Nightclubs

local guidelines for nightclubs
Status
Closed
Severity
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Nightclubs are closed in high-risk areas to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

local guidelines for shops
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing. Certain non-essential businesses, including internet cafes, are open on a probationary status and at limited capacity.

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