Updated Advisory: Traveling to the Philippines and the U.S.

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TRAVELING TO THE PHILIPPINES

No more facility based quarantine upon arrival.

As of February 10, 2022, the Philippines will grant entry to fully vaccinated visitors from countries that are permitted visa-free travel, including the United States. 

Fully vaccinated travelers will no longer be subject to facility-based quarantine upon arrival.  Travelers must present proof of vaccination and negative RT-PCR results from a test taken within 48 hours of departure from their country of origin and must self-monitor for symptoms for seven days after arrival, reporting to local government authorities if they begin to exhibit COVID-19 symptoms.  The same requirements apply to fully vaccinated travelers with valid, existing visas.

Travelers for whom visas are not required also must have a valid ticket to depart the Philippines within 30 days of arrival and a passport valid for at least six months from the date of arrival.  Finally, each traveler must present proof of travel insurance purchased before arrival in the Philippines.  The insurance must cover COVID-19 treatment and have a minimum coverage amount of U.S.$35,000 for the duration of the traveler’s stay in the Philippines.

Unvaccinated travelers: Allowed to enter, but subject to quarantine

Travelers who are unable to present acceptable proof of vaccination will be subject to quarantine in a government facility until the release of a negative RT-PCR test taken on the fifth day, followed by home quarantine until the 14th day.

Only the following documents will be accepted as proof of vaccination, and must be presented prior to departure and upon arrival in the Philippines:

  • World Health Organization International Certificate of Vaccination and Prophylaxis; or
  • VaxCertPH; or
  • National or State digital certificate of the country/foreign government which has accepted VaxCertPH under a reciprocal arrangement; or
  • Other proof of vaccination permitted by the IATF.
TRAVELING TO THE UNITED STATES

All airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within one calendar day of travel.  Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.  Check the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website for additional information and our Health Alert. The CDC will consider exceptions to COVID-19-related vaccination and testing requirements on an extremely limited basis. 

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