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The Philippine government has recently made changes to the arrival protocols for Filipinos and eligible foreigners who are arriving in the Philippines. Fully vaccinated travelers regardless of origin are no longer required to undergo mandatory facility-based quarantine upon arrival.

This is last updated on 29 January 2022.

Effective February 1, 2022, fully vaccinated arriving Filipino citizens, Balikbayan under RA6768 and foreign nationals with valid and existing visas regardless of origin entering the Philippines shall no longer be required to observe mandatory facility-based quarantine as long as they are able to present a negative result of an RT-PCR test taken forty-eight (48) hours before arrival.

Also, starting February 10, 2022, fully vaccinated foreign nationals from visa-free countries, traveling for leisure, will be accepted, and will also no longer be required to undergo quarantine as long as they are able to present a negative result of an RT-PCR test taken forty-eight (48) hours before arrival. Please refer to this list of countries whose nationals can enter the Philippines without a visa.

The green, yellow, and red country scheme is hereby suspended effective 1 February 2022.

Unvaccinated, Partially Vaccinated, or Vaccination Status Cannot be Verified

  • Negative RT-PCR test shall be required to be taken within 48 hours prior to departure from the country of origin.
  • Facility-based quarantine upon arrival with RT-PCR test on the 5th day, with the date of arrival being the first day.
  • See the latest list of Quarantine Hotels in Manila
  • Required to undergo home quarantine until the 14th day.

Acceptable Proof of Vaccination

  • World Health Organization (WHO) certificate of vaccination and prophylaxis
  • VaxCertPH of the Department of Health available at https://vaxcert.doh.gov.ph
  • National or state digital certificate of a foreign government which has accepted VaxCertPH under a reciprocal arrangement unless otherwise permitted by the IATF.

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