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Message for U.S. Citizens:  Updated Philippine Entry and Exit Requirements
June 8, 2022

U.S. Embassy Manila, Philippines

U.S. Consular Agency Cebu, Philippines  

 June 8, 2022 

Message for U.S. Citizens:  Philippine Entry and Exit Requirements


Entry to the Philippines:  Although travel to the Philippines is now permitted, U.S. citizens should know and comply with arrival and departure requirements as promulgated by the Philippine government, which generally include the following as a minimum:

  • Being fully vaccinated, except for minor children below age 12 traveling with fully vaccinated parents who can present acceptable proof of vaccination.  Unvaccinated foreign nationals will not be allowed admission into the Philippines, and;
  • Passport valid for at least six (6) months at the time of entry.

When making travel plans, check destination-specific travel requirements to avoid unnecessary delays.

If you are fully vaccinated with at least one booster shot, you are no longer required to provide a negative RT-PCR test, provided you present proof of vaccination along with your valid passport and return tickets; see IATF Resolution 168 for more information. 

The Philippine government requires all arriving passengers to complete a BOQ e-Health Declaration Card (e-HDC).  This includes children.  You can register up to three days in advance of your departure for the Philippines through the BOQ’s One Health Pass webpage.  Remember to save a copy of the transaction number and QR code, which will be required by Philippine immigration authorities.

Return to the United States from the Philippines:  Your departure will be delayed if you test positive for COVID-19 before your scheduled return flight to the United States.  All airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within one calendar day of travel.  If you test positive, you will be required to undergo quarantine and take an RT-PCR test on the fifth day.  Direct questions about quarantine release times to the local government unit of the port of exit as these may vary by location.  A list of quarantine facilities is available on the BOQ website.

Please visit the U.S. Embassy’s COVID-19 and Travel Information page for information on the most current Philippine entry and exit regulations and procedures.

The links below may also be helpful when planning your travel to the Philippines:

Philippine Bureau of Immigration Advisory on Revised Travel Restrictions Guidelines and Quarantine Classifications for Arriving Foreign Nationals

Bureau of Quarantine Website on One Health Pass and e-Health Declaration Card

Travelers between the United States and the Philippines traveling on a Philippine carrier will be required to wear masks in the terminal and for the duration of their flight.


For further information and assistance: