COVID-19 and travel information | Last update: September 13, 2022

Entry and exit requirements

  • Are US citizens allowed to enter? Yes.

Entry to the Philippines: Although travel to the Philippines is now permitted, U.S. citizens should know and follow the arrival and departure requirements promulgated by the Philippine government, which generally include at a minimum the following:

  • Be fully vaccinated, except minor children under 12 traveling with fully vaccinated parents who can show acceptable proof of vaccination. Unvaccinated foreign nationals will not be allowed to enter the Philippinesand;
  • Passport valid for at least six (6) months at the time of entry.

When planning a trip, check the destination-specific travel requirements to avoid unnecessary delays.

If you are fully vaccinated with at least one booster, you are no longer required to provide a negative RT-PCR test, provided you present proof of vaccination as well as your valid passport and return tickets; see IATF Resolution 168 for more information.

If you are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated and do not have a booster, you are subject to quarantine upon arrival. You have the option to choose your quarantine facility. A list of quarantine facilities is available on the BOQ website.

The Philippine government requires all arriving passengers to complete a BOQ Electronic Health Declaration Card (e-HDC). This includes children. You can register up to three days before your departure for the Philippines via the BOQ One Health Pass web page. Remember to keep a copy of the transaction number and QR code, which will be required by Philippine immigration authorities.

Returning to the United States from the Philippines: On Sunday, June 12 at 12:01 a.m. EDT, the CDC rescinded its order requiring all airlines or other aircraft passengers to present a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of COVID-19 recovery to board any plane to the United States. States of a foreign country.It should be noted that the CDC order requiring proof of vaccination for nonimmigrant non-US citizens to travel to the United States is still in effect. For more information, see Requirement for proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for air passengers.

Please consult the U.S. Embassy’s COVID-19 and Travel Information page for information on the most up-to-date entry and exit regulations and procedures in the Philippines.

The links below may also be useful when planning your trip to the Philippines:

Notice from the Philippine Bureau of Immigration on Revised Guidelines on Travel Restrictions and Quarantine Classifications for Foreign Nationals Upon Arrival

One Health Pass and Online Health Declaration Card Quarantine Office website

Travelers between the United States and the Philippines traveling on a Philippine carrier will be required to wear masks in the terminal and throughout their flight.

  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (RT-PCR and/or serology) required to enter?Yes.

See above and the BI website for more information, as well as Executive Order No. 408 (s. 1960) and IATF Resolution 168.

  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other points of entry?Yes.

Information on health screening procedures is available from the PCOO, Clark International Airport and Philippine Airlines. See above and the BI website for more information, as well as Executive Order No. 408 (s. 1960) and IATF Resolution 160-B.

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