The following procedures shall be observed upon ARRIVAL from an international flight.
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IATF Resolution No. 113 Series of 2021, which provides that beginning 01 May 2021, the foreign nationals allowed under previous IATF resolutions 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 for at least ten (10) days in an accredited quarantine hotel/facility;
• Subject to COVlD-19 testing at the quarantine hotel/facility on the seventh (7th) day from date of arrival;
• Subject to the maximum capacity of inbound passengers at the port and date of entry;
However, all passengers coming from or who have been to India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates within 14 days immediately preceding arrival in the Philippines shall be prohibited from entering the country effective until 2359H of 30 June 2021.
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.
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.
IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS
HOTEL QUARANTINE: According to the IATF-EID Resolution No. 114 Series of 2021, all arriving travelers shall undergo fourteen (14) day quarantine upon arrival. The first ten days of which shall be observed in a hotel quarantine facility, with the remainder to be completed under home quarantine in their respective local government units of destination. Notwithstanding a negative test result, the arriving traveler shall complete the facility-based quarantine period of ten days.
For returning individuals who have been fully vaccinated in the Philippines, a mandatory seven days facility-based quarantine shall be observed. Full guidelines may be found here: IATF-EID Resolution No. 119 Series of 2021
SWAB TEST (RT-PCR TEST):Medical personnel will proceed to your hotel on the 7th day 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 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.
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) Omnibus Guidelines (As of May 20, 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. QATAR: Effective 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