Foreign Tourist Information

Travel Philippines

Sep 15, 2022

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Fully-vaccinated tourists from all countries, including their children, can now enter the Philippines without undergoing quarantine as long as they are fully vaccinated. Children below 12 years old are exempt from showing proof of vaccination as long as parents are fully vaccinated.
  • Foreign nationals aged 18 and above who have received the primary series COVID-19 vaccine and at least 1 COVID-19 booster shot, fully vaccinated foreign nationals aged 12-17, and foreign nationals aged 12 and below regardless of vaccination status as long as accompanied by fully vaccinated parents are all exempt from presenting a negative RT-PCR or antigen test result.
  • Partially vaccinated or vaccine-free tourists, on the other hand, are also allowed to enter but have to undergo a facility-based quarantine until the release of their negative RT-PCR test taken on the fifth (5th) day from date of arrival plus home quarantine until the 14th day from date of arrival and submit a negative RT-PCR test result taken within 48 hours or a negative rapid antigent test (administered by a healthcare professional in a healthcare facility / lab / clinic / pharmacy).

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be fully-vaccinated with acceptable proof of vaccination; minor children below twelve (12) years of age must travel with fully-vaccinated foreign parent/s. Acceptable proofs of vaccination include: World Health Organization International Certificate of Vaccination and Prophylaxis, VaxCertPH, National or state digital certificate of the country/foreign government which has accepted VaxCertPH under a reciprocal arrangement, and other proofs of vaccination permitted by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF).

Note: Fully vaccinated means the tourist received the second (2nd) dose in a 2-dose series or a single dose vaccine more than fourteen (14) days prior to the date and time of departure from the country of origin/port of embarkation. The vaccine must also be included in the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) List or Compassionate Special Permit (CSP) issued by the Philippine Food and Drug Administration; OR Emergency Use Listing of the World Health Organization

  • Tourists not exempted from showing negative RT-PCR or antigen test results should take note of the following: the negative RT-PCR test result presented must be taken within forty-eight (48) hours; if antigen, the negative laboratory based antigen test result presented must be 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 lay-overs; provided that tourist has not left the airport premises or has not been admitted into another country during such lay-over.
  • Passports valid for a period of at least six (6) months at the time of arrival to the Philippines.
  • Valid tickets for 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.
  • One Health Pass QR Code: register at https://www.onehealthpass.com.ph/ at least three (3) days prior to departure. Documents needed for registration include: proof of vaccination (children below 12 years old are exempted as long as accompanying guardian/parent comply with the set rules), confirmed booking from a Philippine Department of Tourism accredited establishment / hotel, return flight ticket to next destination / port of origin (not later than 30 days from date of arrival in the Philippines) and negative result of RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours prior to departure (children who are three (3) years old and below are exempted from the RT-PCR test requirement)

To read the complete IATF Resolution, please refer to the following:

FAQ

  • How do I access the One Health Pass?*

The website URL of One Health Pass is https://www.onehealthpass.com.ph/

  • Do foreign travelers entering the Philippines still have to accomplish online the "One Health Pass"?

Yes, the One Health Pass must be secured because this is one of the requirements for entry to the Philippines.

  • Do Balikbayans need to secure the One Health Pass?

Yes, even Balikbayans need to secure the One Health Pass.

  • Can the One Health Pass be accomplished by hand on arrival in the Philippines?

The One Health Pass can be secured upon arrival to the Philippines, but it must still be accomplished online. We highly encourage securing the One Health Pass prior to departure from port of origin for a seamless and more convenient arrival to the Philippines.

  • Do I have to pay to get the One Health Pass?

No. It is free of charge.

  • As per IATF Reso 160-B, what are the "other proofs of vaccination permitted by the IATF" to prove vaccination status?

To date, there are no “other proofs of vaccination” yet aside from the following:

a. World Health Organization International Certificates of Vaccination and Prophylaxis;

b. VaxCertPH;

c. and the National/ state digital certificate of a foreign government that has accepted VaxCertPH under a reciprocal arrangement.

  • If the vaccination certificate issued by a country is not recognized, is quarantine required? If yes, for how many days?

In the event that a tourist’s vaccination certificate is not recognized by the Philippines, the visitor must undergo quarantine for five (5) days in a government-accredited quarantine facility. However, this is unlikely to happen as tourist’s vaccination certificate will already be verified prior to their departure from port of origin.

  • Is there a link or document listing accredited facilities for quarantine of tourists whose vaccination certificate is unrecognized? If yes, please provide.

The list of accredited quarantine facilities for tourists can be accessed at https://quarantine.doh.gov.ph/boq-allowed-and-dot-accredited-quarantine-facilities-as-of-june-23-2022/

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