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Asia > Philippines: Covid-19 and Travel


Present Situation

Total cases: 4.1 millions

Active cases: 10 555

Recovered: 4 millions

Deaths: 65 68

Vaccination count: 78.4 millions

Current trend: Declining

Data updated on 2023-01-22

Cumulative coronavirus cases

Summary of the situation

Are the borders open to travellers? Allowed
Is a test required to enter the country?
Negative PCR test is required for some travelers.
Are quarantine measures imposed? Sous conditions
Is the country in lockdown? Partiellement
Is wearing a mask mandatory?
Masks are recommended

Provisions for travellers

Entry to the territory: Allowed
Fully vaccinated from all countries are allowed to enter. Unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, and passengers whose vaccination status cannot be verified shall be required to complete a facility-based quarantine at the first port of entry into the Philippines, regardless the onward domestic destination. Ensure to check your first PH arrival airport prior to booking the facility.

Foreign nationals aged 18 and above who have received primary series COVID-19 vaccine and at least one (1) COVID-19 booster shot, foreign nationals aged 12 to 17 who are fully vaccinated with primary series COVID-19 vaccine; and foreign nationals below 12 years old, regardless of vaccination status, accompanied by parent/guardian who have received a complete primary series and one booster shot NO LONGER need to present a pre-departure RT-PCR/ART test. Those who do not belong to any of the mentioned categories shall present a negative Reverse Transcription – Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test taken within forty-eight hours (48hrs) or laboratory-administered antigen/ART test taken 24 hours prior to departure from the country of origin

Prior to Departure

1. Three days before departure, register through Bureau of Quarantine’s OneHealthPass (OHP) Online Registration Platform.

-Save your transaction number. The transaction number will also be sent through your registered e-mail address.
Save your transaction number (This is also sent to your e-mail address)

-For travellers who do not have an address in the Philippines, you may put your company address or the address you will stay in after your quarantine period in the “permanent residence” field

-Every traveller, including children, should each have an OHP Registration.

2. Travellers with NO BOOSTER shot must secure and present a negative pre-departure RT-PCR test taken within 48h OR negative laboratory-administered antigen/ART test within 24h from their travel from an MOH-approved provider. Foreign nationals with NO Booster shot who test positive on their pre-departure RT-PCR or ART (whether fully-recovered or as new infection) WILL NOT be allowed entry into the Philippines under current regulations.

3. On the day of your departure, update your OneHealthPass/OHP registration (seat number, health declaration, RT-PCR test results and other details). Input your transaction number and last name. Save or print the QR code generated. The OHP QR Code will also be sent through your registered e-mail address.

4. Be ready with a print-out of your digital vaccination certificate from notarise.gov.sg, with QR Code) and OneHealthPass QR Code.

While Inflight: Fill out the Arrival Card and Customs Declaration Form provided by the flight attendant.

Upon Arrival

1. Proceed to the One-Stop-Shop Holding Area for a briefing on health and safety protocols.

2. Present your OHP QR Code at the DOT Help Desk.

3. Proceed to the Bureau of Immigration for arrival clearance then to baggage claim and customs inspection.

4. Take the accredited or arrange transport service (airport taxi for non-OFWs and foreigners).


Fully vaccinated travelers NO LONGER need to quarantine, but will be required to self-monitor for any COVID-19 signs and symptoms for 7 days. Any sign or symptom must be reported to the local government unit of destination.

Once admitted into the country, fully vaccinated foreign nationals are no longer required to observe mandatory facility quarantine but shall self-monitor for any COVID-19 signs and symptoms for seven (7) days, with Day 1 as the date of arrival in the Philippines. They are required to report to the local government unit (LGU) of their destination should they manifest any symptoms.

Those who fail to fully comply with the conditions set forth shall be denied admission and shall be subject to appropriate exclusion proceedings.

Tests: Negative PCR test is required for some travelers.

Quarantine: Depends
Quarantine required for some travelers.

Information updated on 2023-03-15.

Action taken in the country

Lockdown: Partial
The following provinces shall be placed under Alert Level 1 until May 15, 2022:

National Capital Region
Baguio City
Mountain Province
Dagupan City
Ilocos Norte
Ilocos Sur
La Union
Santiago City
Angeles City
Nueva Ecija
Olongapo City
Mandaue City
Eastern Samar
Ormoc City
Southern Leyte
Tacloban City
Zamboanga City
Cagayan de Oro City
Lucena City
Puerto Princesa City
Oriental Mindoro
Naga City
Bacolod City
Iloilo Province
Iloilo City
Cebu City
Lapu-Lapu City
Misamis Oriental
Iligan City
Davao City
Surigao del Sur
Butuan City

Meanwhile, the rest of the Philippines is under Alert Level 2 until May 15, 2022.

Businesses and public transport, including shopping malls, movie theaters and restaurants, can operate at full capacity.

Most COVID-19 restrictions have now been lifted. Proof of vaccination and face masks outdoors and in indoor establishments are still required.

Social distancing is no longer required in Manila and the other areas, restaurants can remove plastic barriers on tables, and gatherings like birthday parties, weddings, sport events and family reunions can resume.

Masks must be worn in all public places, indoors and outdoors. The use of face shields is mandatory in medical and quarantine facilities.

Click here for the detailed information https://philippines.travel/safetrip#iatfupdates

Mask use
Masks are recommended

Gatherings: Partially Allowed
Full capacity is allowed.

For alert level 2: Max of 50% indoor venue capacity* and 70% outdoor venue capacity

Restaurants and bars: Open with restrictions

Shops: Open

Tourist attractions: Open


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