The following procedures shall be observed prior to ARRIVAL from an international flight.
1.1. One Health Pass / Health Declaration Card (e-HDC) Save on your mobile a copy of the QR code sent to your email.
For passengers undergoing facility-based quarantine:
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* Print or save on your mobile a copy of the QR code sent to your email.
For complete details on temporary international arrival restrictions, please refer to this post from the Bureau of Immigration: Travel Advisory (As of 30 May 2022)
HEALTH CHECK & VERIFICATION: A RT-PCR test is no longer required for fully vaccinated travelers who received their booster shot when entering the Philippines. The following shall be exempted from the pre-departure testing requirement:
2.1. All travelers (Filipino and foreign) 18 years old and above who have received a primary dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and at least one (1) COVID-19 booster shot.
2.2. All travelers (Filipino and foreign) 12 to 17 years old and above who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 more than 14 days from the date of departure.
2.3. Children aged 12 and below accompanied by their parents or guardian who meet the requirement as stated in 2.1.
For more details, please refer to IATF Resolution No. 168 Series of 2022.
HOTEL & TRANSPORT: Proceed to the 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.
IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS
5.1. UNVACCINATED OR PARTIALLY VACCINATED OR INDIVIDUALS WHOSE VACCINATION STATUS CAN NOT BE INDEPENDENTLY VALIDATED: Per IATF Resolution No. 168 Series of 2022, unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, or individuals (Filipino and foreign) whose vaccination status cannot be independently validated, shall be required to:
5.1.1 Present a negative RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours OR a negative laboratory-based Rapid Antigen Test taken within 24 hours.
5.1.2. Facility-based quarantine until the release of their negative RT-PCR test taken on the 5th day since arrival.
5.1.3. After receiving your test result, continue with home quarantine until the 14th day from the date of arrival.
5.2. FULLY RECOVERED FILIPINO NATIONALS WITH POSITIVE PRE-DEPARTURE TEST RESULTS: Per IATF Resolution No. 168 Series of 2022, fully recovered Filipino Nationals with positive pre-departure test results, shall be required to:
5.2.1 Present the first positive RT-PCR test result taken 10-30 days prior to departure and a second positive RT-PCR test result taken 48 hours prior to departure.
5.2.2. Medical certificate stating that passenger:
i. was an asymptomatic, mild, moderate, severe, or critical case of COVID-19.
ii. has completed the mandatory isolation period.
iii. is no longer infectious.
iv. has been allowed free movement and travel.
5.2.3. Shall follow the quarantine and testing protocol for passengers who are fully vaccinated OR unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, or with unverified vaccination.
SWAB TEST (RT-PCR TEST): Medical personnel will proceed to your hotel (depending on the 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.
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 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 the transfer of the said passenger from the 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.
1. TRAVEL GUIDELINES BY COUNTRY
1.1. DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: As of 26 February 2022, all passengers travelling to Dubai from the Philippines, including UAE citizens and residents, tourists must fulfil one of the below requirements:
a. Present a valid vaccination certificate(s) reflecting that the passenger is fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the WHO or the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and includes a QR code System; or
b. Present a valid Negative Covid‑19 Test certificate that should be based on a molecular diagnostic test intended for the qualitative detection of nucleic acid for SARS‑COV‑2 viral RNA, that is issued within 48 hours from the time of sample collection and issued by an approved health service provider, with a QR code System; or
c. Present a valid medical certificate issued by the relevant authorities that the passenger has recovered from Coronavirus SARS Cov‑19 within a period of one 1 month from the date of recovery to the date of arrival, with a QR code System.
For further details, please check the links below:
Tourists travelling to Dubai: https://bit.ly/DubaiTourists
Dubai Residents: https://bit.ly/DubaiResidents
1.2. SOUTH KOREA: The South Korean government requires all foreigners arriving in South Korea to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 48 hours before departure date by one of the hospitals designated by the embassy. For further details, please check notices of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Philippines:
Pre-Departure Negative COVID-19 Test Result Requirement for International Arrival
Updates on COVID 19 Information (As of 09 February 2022)
1.3. QATAR: All passengers should download the Ehteraz mobile application and activate it on their mobile phones using a local or international SIM card. Passengers must also sign an Undertaking and Acknowledgement Form before arriving in Qatar. The form is available on the Ministry of Public Health website, pre-registration platform website (www.ehteraz.gov.qa) and airline online booking form.
As of 28 February 2022, Philippines is subject to Qatar’s Red Health Measures. For further details, please check this link: Qatar Travel and Return Policy
1.4. SINGAPORE: Effective 04 March 2022, passengers from the Philippines will be allowed to enter Singapore through the Vaccinated Travel Lane (Air) with the following requirements:
a. Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency Use Listing Vaccine.
b. Must have an accepted proof of vaccination.
c. Negative Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test or Proof of Recovery (for recovered travelers)
d. Valid Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP)
e. COVID-19 Insurance Policy
d. Valid Visa (for visa-required visitors)
For further details, please check this link: Singapore Vaccinated Travel Lane (Air)
2. For full departure guidelines, please refer to the General Passenger Guidelines.