U.S. Embassy Manila, Philippines
U.S. Consular Agency Cebu, Philippines
January 31, 2022
Health Alert: Upcoming Changes in Philippine Entry Requirements
Location: Philippines, countrywide
Event: As of February 10, the Philippines will grant entry to fully vaccinated visitors from countries that are permitted visa-free travel, including the United States. Fully vaccinated travelers will no longer be subject to facility-based quarantine upon arrival. Travelers must present negative RT-PCR results from a test taken within 48 hours of departure from their country of origin and must self-monitor for symptoms for seven days after arrival, reporting to local government authorities if they begin to exhibit COVID-19 symptoms. The Philippines recognizes the U.S. Centers for Disease Control Vaccination Card as proof of vaccination status.
As of February 1, 2022, returning Filipinos and residents who are fully vaccinated will no longer have to quarantine, subject to the same RT-PCR testing requirements as noted above.
Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travelers will be subject to quarantine in a government facility until the release of a negative RT-PCR test taken on the fifth day, followed by home quarantine until the 14th day.
Children below the age of 18 are exempt from the vaccination requirements.
The Philippines will also retire the “red, yellow, green” country lists that previously set different entry restrictions based on country-of-origin risk level.
Actions to Take:
- For more information on the new Philippine entry requirements, see Executive Order No. 408 (s.1960) and Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) Resolution 159.
- Remember to update your status with the Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI) before March 1, 2022. This is an annual requirement for certain registered aliens. You must book an appointment online. See the BI website for more information.
- Monitor the Embassy’s COVID-19 information page for updates.
- Visit the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Advisories, Alerts, and Country Specific Information for the Philippines.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines: +(63) (2) 5301-2000 or ACSInfoManila@state.gov.
- Contact the U.S. Department of State – Consular Affairs: 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444.
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