The Philippines will open its borders to vaccinated tourists starting February 10, 2022. The quarantine requirements are also lifted, which means travelers are not required to the mandatory 14-days quarantine. However, travelers must self-monitor themselves for symptoms for seven days after arrival. Unvaccinated tourists on the other hand, are still not allowed to enter.
Vaccinated Tourists – Requirements to Enter the Philippines
In order to enter the Philippines, travelers must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months at the time of arrival. They also need to have return or outbound flight tickets to their country of origin or onwards destination.
All vaccinated international arriving passengers will need to present a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before departure. No quarantine measures will apply to fully vaccinated tourists arriving in the Philippines, although all travelers must self-monitor for symptoms for seven days after arrival. Children under 18 years old are exempt from showing proof of vaccination. Unvaccinated travelers, on the other hand, will not be allowed to enter.
The Philippines will no longer classify countries using the traffic-light system (red, yellow, green), Filipino authorities said during a press briefing on Friday. Starting February 1, the government’s pandemic task force has temporarily suspended the green, yellow and red classification of destinations pertaining to risk levels of COVID-19 in each nation.
However, arrival and quarantine requirements for all arriving passengers will be based on their vaccination status. No mandatory quarantine will be required for fully vaccinated travelers entering the Philippines from any destination with a negative PCR test. Unvaccinated Filipinos returning to the Philippines can still travel, so long as they have a negative PCR test result taken no more than 48 hours before arrival but will have to undergo at least five days of quarantine in a facility.
If a negative PCR test result is received on day five, they will be allowed to complete the remainder of the 14-day quarantine at home. To learn more, read the IATF Resolution No. 159 here!
List of Countries who can Enter the Philippines without a Visa:
Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia , Austria , Bahamas , Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Congo Democratic Republic, Costa Rica, Cote d’ Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribat, Korea (ROK), Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Norway, Oman, Palau Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, United States of America, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia & Zimbabwe