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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. Health Declaration Card 
    1.2. Case Investigation Form (eCIF) for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs – Land Based and Sea-Based)
    1.3. Case Investigation Form (eCIF) for Non-OFWs* & Foreign Nationals 
    1.4. Case Investigation Form (CIF) Additional form to be filled up by ALL ARRIVING PASSENGERS
    1.5. Affidavit of Undertaking (AOU)

    Print or save on your mobile a copy of  the QR code sent to your email.

    The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF-EID), through Memorandum Circular 6 s.2021, have updated the list of travelers allowed entry to the Philippines and moved the travel ban period to March 22- April 21, 2021. 
    Under the Memorandum, these are the passengers who are allowed and not allowed to enter the Philippines: 

    • All Filipino Citizens whether a returning Overseas Filipino (ROF) or Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW)
    • 9(e) Visa Holders 
    • 47(a)(2) Visa Holders 
    • Foreign spouses and children of Filipino citizens traveling with them provided they have valid visas at time of entry
    • Foreign seafarers under the “Green Lanes” program for crew change provided they hold a 9(c) crew list visa at the time of entry
    • Medical Repatriation and their escort/s duly endorsed by Department of Foreign Affairs- Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs (DFA-OUMWA) or Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).
    • Emergency, humanitarian, and other analogous cases approved by the NTF-Covid-19

    • Foreign Nationals 

  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:


  5. HOTEL QUARANTINE: Proceed to your assigned bus for transport to your designated quarantine.

  6. SWAB TEST (RT-PCR TEST): Medical personnel will proceed to your hotel on the 5th day for mandatory Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test. Result will be emailed to you in 24-48 hours. Passengers who exhibit symptoms at an earlier date while on quarantine, will be tested immediately.

  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.

1. The following are allowed to depart any time:
     1.1. OFWs with a signed declaration signifying their knowledge and understanding of the risks involved as advised by the Philippine government;
     1.2. Students enrolled abroad;
     1.3. Participants accepted in exchange visitors programs;
     1.4. Permanent residents of foreign jurisdictions;
     1.5. Stranded foreign nationals; and,
     1.6. Passengers leaving for humanitarian reasons.

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

     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:
               For Dubai residents: 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: EmbassyOfKorea
     3.3. QATAR: Passengers travelling to the State of Qatar do not require to present a negative RT-PCR test result upon check-in. For passengers transiting in Qatar, it will depend if the country of destination requires a negative RT-PCR test result. Upon arrival, passengers shall be tested and quarantined based on their travel status. For more details, please check this link: Qatar Travel Requirements
     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: