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

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TRAVELING TO THE PHILIPPINES

As of September 12, 2022, wearing of face masks is voluntary in open spaces and non-crowded outdoor areas with good ventilation in the Philippines.

For travel into the country, those who have been vaccinated need to carry an acceptable proof of vaccination and their passport, valid for a period of at least 6 months at the time of their arrival to the Philippines.

Since April 1, the Philippines has been open to all fully vaccinated foreign tourists. They won’t be required to any quarantine anymore. Children below 12 years old do not need to be fully vaccinated.

Most of the Philippines continues to be in the lowest Alert Level 1.

Unboosted individuals still need to provide a negative RT-PCR test, but if they have received at least one booster shot, they no longer need to present this.

BOQ e-Health Declaration Card (e-HDC)  is still required to be filled up upon arrival.  This includes children.  

It can be filled up three days in advance of your departure through the BOQ’s One Health Pass webpage .  

Save a copy of the transaction number and QR code, which will be required by Philippine immigration authorities.

Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated travelers are still required to quarantine and are required to obtain travel insurance which covers treatment costs for COVID-19 from a “reputable insurance provider.” 

The requirements state that the plan must provide a minimum coverage of $35,000 USD for the duration of their stay in the country.

Monkeypox has been detected in the Philippines, but so far it has not been declared as a public health emergency. There is still no monkeypox vaccine available in the Philippines.

TRAVELING TO THE UNITED STATES

As of June 12, the United States CDC no longer required travelers into the states to present a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19.

Proof of vaccination is still required for non-US citizen nonimmigrants.

Non-immigrant and non-US citizen travelers still need to be fully vaccinated and must show proof of this before boarding the plane to the states.

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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