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INTERNATIONAL

The following procedures shall be observed upon ARRIVAL from an international flight.

  1. REGISTER ONLINE: All passengers must fill up / submit the following forms upon arrival. You may download the forms from the provided link:

    1.1. One Health Pass / Health Declaration Card (e-HDC) Save on your mobile a copy of the QR code sent to your email.
    1.2. Case Investigation Form (eCIF) for OFWs Print or save on your mobile a copy of the QR code sent to your email.
    1.3. Case Investigation Form (eCIF) for Non-OFWs* & Foreign Nationals Print or save on your mobile a copy of the QR code sent to your email.

    IATF Resolution No. 113 Series of 2021, foreign nationals shall be allowed to enter the Philippines subject to the following conditions:

    • With valid and existing visa at the time of entry, except for those qualified under the Balikbayan program under Republic Act No. 6768 or the Act Instituting the Balikbayan Program;
    • With pre-booked accommodation (depending on country of origin and vaccination status, see guideline #5) in an accredited quarantine hotel/facility;
    • Subject to COVlD-19 testing at the quarantine hotel/facility (depending on country of origin and vaccination status, see guideline #5);
    • Subject to the maximum capacity of inbound passengers at the port and date of entry.
    • Per IATF Resolution No. 128 Series of 2021, foreign spouses, parent/s, and/or children of Filipino with valid 9(a) visas may be allowed entry without the need of an entry exemption document.

    For complete details on temporary international arrival restrictions, please refer to this post from the Bureau of Immigration: Travel Advisory (As of January 17, 2022)

  2. HEALTH CHECK & VERIFICATION: Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) personnel will approach you to validate your Health Declaration Card. For non-OFWs and foreign nationals, please proceed to Philippine Airport Diagnostic Laboratory (PADLab) desk for CIF verification and payment (Php 4,000.00) after submission of Health Declaration Form to BOQ personnel.

  3. HOTEL & TRANSPORT: Proceed to designated One Stop Shop Booth for hotel assignment:
    3.1. Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) for land-based and seafarers or sea-based OFWs
    3.2. Department of Tourism (DOT) for non-OFWs* and foreign nationals. Please present your hotel and transportation booking confirmation. You may pre-book your hotel online or from this BOQ accredited list: https://bit.ly/BOQAccreditedHotels.

  4. IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS

  5. HOTEL QUARANTINE:
    A. ARRIVING FROM GREEN LIST COUNTRIES: Per IATF Resolution No. 157  Series of 2022, the protocols for “Green” List countries/ jurisdictions/ territories in all ports of entry in the Philippines shall be as follows:

    • FULLY VACCINATED INDIVIDUALS

      Fully vaccinated international arriving passengers shall be required to present a negative Reverse Transcription – Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test taken within forty-eight hours (48hrs) prior to departure from the country of origin. Upon arrival, they shall no longer be required to observe mandatory facility-based quarantine but shall self-monitor for any sign or symptom for (7) days with the first day being the date of arrival.

    • UNVACCINATED OR PARTIALLY VACCINATED INDIVIDUALS
      For unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, or individuals whose vaccination status cannot be independently validated, they shall be required to present a negative RT-PCR test taken within forty-eight hours (48hrs) prior to departure from the country of origin. Additionally, they shall be required to undergo facility-based quarantine until the release of their negative RT-PCR test taken on the fifth (5th) day. After which, they are enjoined to self-monitor for any symptoms for fourteen (14) days, with the first day being the date of arrival.

      For the Green Countries List, please read the IATF Resolution No. 157-B Series of 2022.


      B. ARRIVING FROM YELLOW LIST COUNTRIES
      : Per IATF Resolution No. 157 Series of 2022, the protocols for “Yellow” List countries/ jurisdictions/ territories in all ports of entry in the Philippines shall be as follows:

      • FULLY VACCINATED INDIVIDUALS

        A negative RT-PCR test taken within forty-eight hours (48 hrs) prior to departure from the country of origin will be required. Upon arrival, they shall undergo facility-based quarantine with an RT-PCR test taken on the fifth (5th) day, with the date of arrival being the first day. Once with a negative result, they may be released for completion of home quarantine up to the seventh (7th) day from the date of arrival.

      • UNVACCINATED OR PARTIALLY VACCINATED INDIVIDUALS
        A negative RT-PCR test taken within forty-eight hours (48 hrs) prior to departure from the country of origin will be required. Upon arrival, they shall undergo facility-based quarantine with an RT-PCR test done on the seventh (7th) day, with the date of arrival being the first day. Once with a negative result, they may be released for completion of home quarantine up to the fourteenth (14th) day from the date of arrival.

        For the Yellow Countries List, please read the IATF Resolution No. 157-B Series of 2022


    C. ARRIVING FROM RED LIST COUNTRIES
    : Per IATF Resolution No. 157 Series of 2022, inbound international travel of all persons coming from or who have been to “Red List” countries/ jurisdictions/ territories within the last fourteen (14) days prior to arrival to any port of the Philippines shall be allowed. The protocols shall be as follows:

    • FULLY VACCINATED INDIVIDUALS
      A negative RT-PCR test taken within forty-eight hours (48 hrs) prior to departure from the country of origin will be required. Upon arrival, they shall undergo facility-based quarantine with an RT-PCR test taken on the seventh (7th) day, with the date of arrival being the first day. Once with a negative result, they may be released from facility quarantine, provided the completion of home quarantine up to the fourteenth (14th) day from the date of arrival.
    • UNVACCINATED OR PARTIALLY VACCINATED INDIVIDUALS
      A negative RT-PCR test taken within forty-eight hours (48 hrs) prior to departure from the country of origin will be required. Upon arrival, they shall undergo facility-based quarantine with an RT-PCR test done on the seventh (7th) day, with the date of arrival being the first day. They may be discharged only upon the completion of a 10-day facility-based quarantine, regardless of a negative RT-PCR result, and shall observe home quarantine until the fourteenth (14th) day, with the date of arrival being the first day.

      For the Red Countries List, please read the IATF Resolution No. 157-B Series of 2022.

  6. SWAB TEST (RT-PCR TEST): Medical personnel will proceed to your hotel on the fifth (5th) or seventh (7th) day (depending on country of origin and vaccination status, see guideline #5) for mandatory Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test. Result will be emailed to you in 24-48 hours.

  7. GOING HOME: Coordinate with your assigned agency for transport to your home destination. For non-OFWs* and foreign nationals, please make your own transport arrangement. For land-based OFWs, you may arrange your transport with OWWA.

    If the RT-PCR test yields a negative result, the passenger shall be endorsed to their local government units of destination who shall then coordinate transfer of said passenger from quarantine facility to the LGU and strictly monitor the remainder of the fourteen-day quarantine through their respective Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams.

    *Note: Non-OFWs include returning students, scholars, exchange visitors, diplomats, and tourists, among others; and their dependents.

INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURE
1. Outbound travel of Filipinos, regardless of purpose, may be allowed subject to compliance with the following requirements:
1.1. For those travelling on tourist or short-term/ visitor visas, submission of confirmed round-trip tickets and adequate travel and health insurance to cover travel disruptions and hospitalization in case of COVID-19 infections during their allowable period of stay abroad;
1.2. Execution of a Bureau of Immigration Declaration acknowledging the risks involved in travelling, including risk of delay in their return trip, to be provided at the check-in counters by the airlines;
1.3. Whenever required by the country of destination or the airline, a negative COVID-19 test taken in accordance with the health and safety protocols of such destination country or airline; and
1.4. Upon return, they shall follow the Guidelines of the National Task Force (NTF) for the Management of Returning Overseas Filipinos

For more details, please read the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) Guidelines on the Alert Levels System (As of December 14, 2021)

2. For full departure guidelines, please refer to the General Passenger Guidelines.

3. TRAVEL GUIDELINES BY COUNTRY
3.1. DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Effective, 1 August 2020 all passengers travelling to Dubai from the Philippines, including UAE citizens and residents, tourists, and passengers connecting in Dubai, must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate. The test must be taken a maximum of 96 hours before departure. This excludes children under the age of 12 and passengers who have a moderate or severe disability.
               For tourists travelling to Dubai: https://bit.ly/DubaiTourists
               For Dubai residents: https://bit.ly/Dubai Residents
3.2. SOUTH KOREA: Effective 20 July 2020, the South Korean government will require all foreigners (including transfer passengers) arriving in South Korea to present a Negative COVID-19 PCR Test Result issued within 48 hours before flight departure time by one of the hospitals designated by the embassy. The Negative COVID-19 PCR Test Result must be shown at the time of check-in at the airport and upon arrival at the quarantine authority in Korea. For further details, please check notice of the Embassy of Korea in the Philippines: https://bit.ly/NoticeFromThe EmbassyOfKorea
3.3. QATAREffective 25 April 2021, all passengers travelling to Qatar as their final destination need to present a negative COVID-19 PCR taken within 72 hours prior to their scheduled arrival time in Doha. Effective 29 April 2021, passengers arriving or transiting in Qatar who have been in or transited through India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines need to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours prior to their scheduled departure time from these countries. 

Under the instructions of the Qatar Government, entry into Qatar is currently only allowed for:
• Qatari nationals
• The children and spouses of Qatari citizens
• Permanent resident permit holders
• Regular resident permit holders currently in the State of Qatar will automatically receive an exceptional entry permit upon departure.

All Passengers must take the test at a medical centre approved to conduct a PCR test for COVID-19 by the respective health authorities at the country of origin. For more details, please check this link: https://www.qatarairways.com/en/travel-alerts/COVID-19-update.html

 3.4. SINGAPORE: All incoming travellers, including Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and Long Term Pass holders, are required to serve a 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN). Besides the SHN, a testing regime has been put in place for all incoming travellers before the end of their SHN. 

Travellers who are not Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents and who have recent travel history to the Philippines within the last 14 days prior to entry will be required to take a COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test within 72 hours before departure. Travellers will need to present a valid negative COVID-19 test result as a condition of approval to enter or transfer through Singapore, as an additional requirement to their SHN. This requirement will take effect for those arriving in or transferring through Singapore starting 19 October 2020, 2359 hours. For further details, please check link: https://bit.ly/SingaporeTravelAdvisory