Foreign Tourist Information

Travel Philippines

Dec 07, 2022


  • Pre-departure testing is no longer required for fully vaccinated foreign tourists or returning Filipinos. Fully vaccinated pertains to an individual who has received the second dose in a 2-dose, or a single dose COVID-19 vaccine more than fourteen (14) days prior to the date and time of departure from the country of origin/port of embarkation.
  • Acceptable proofs of vaccination include: The World Health Organization International Certificate of Vaccination and Prophylaxis, VaxCertPH, National or state manual/digital vaccination certificate of the country/foreign government
  • For Filipinos and foreign tourists above 15 years old who are vaccine-free, partially vaccinated, or whose vaccination status cannot be independently validated:

Present a remotely supervised, or a laboratory-based rapid antigen negative test result, administered and certified by a healthcare professional in a healthcare facility, laboratory, clinic, pharmacy, or other similar establishment taken within twenty-four (24) hours, prior to the date and time of departure from the country of origin/first port of embarkation in a continuous travel to the Philippines, excluding layovers; provided, that, s/he has not left the airport premises or has not been admitted into another country during such layover.

Those who cannot present a negative pre-depature antigen test will undergo a laboratory-based rapid antigen test upon arrival at the airport. Should any inbound traveler, whether Filipino or foreign national, should test positive for COVID-19 through rapid antigen test, he/she shall be subjected to the latest prevailing quarantine and isolation protocols of the Philippine Department of Health.

  • Accompanied minors below 15 years of age shall follow the protocols of their parent/s or the accompanying adult/guardian traveling with them.

Other Information

  • Tourists must register at and input arrival information and health declaration requirements to obtain a QR code.
  • Tourists must carry passports valid for a period of at least six (6) months at the time of arrival to the Philippines.
  • Tourists must present valid tickets for the return journey to the port of origin or next port of destination corresponding to their permitted / allowable duration of stay under a valid visa or visa-free entry; exemption to this requirement are foreign spouses and/or children of Filipino citizens and former Filipino citizens with balikbayan privilege under Republic Act No. 9174, including their foreign spouse and/or children who: (i) are not balikbayans in their own right and (ii) are traveling with them to the Philippines.

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