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Health Alert:  Upcoming Changes in Philippine Entry Requirements
January 31, 2022

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.  

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