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Updated COVID-19 Travel Requirements to the Philippines in 2022

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Planning to travel to one of Asia’s best tropical destination? Here are the basic COVID-19 travel requirements you need to visit the Philippines in 2022.

Due to various strains of COVID-19, the Embassy of the Philippines released updated guidelines for Non-OFW and Foreign Nationals planning to visit or stay here in the Philippines as the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) released Resolution 159 dated January 27 of 2022 and Resolution 160-B dated February 3 of 2022.

Foreign nationals that are fully vaccinated from non-visa required countries and foreign nationals with valid visas and entry exemption documents shall be allowed to travel to the Philippines only if they comply with the following requirements: 

  • Passports that are valid for at least six (6) months at the time of arrival.
  • Return and outbound ticket for their country of origin or next country destination;
  • Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 recognized under existing IATF regulations:
    • 1. World Health Organization International Certificates of Vaccination and Prophylaxis;
    • 2. VaxCertPH; or
    • 3. National/State digital certificate of the foreign government which has accepted VaxCertPH under a reciprocal arrangement (unless otherwise permitted by the IATF); (See the list of accepted, recognized vaccination certificates in the next section.)
  • Negative Reverse Transcription – Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test taken within forty-eight hours (48Hrs) prior to departure from the country of origin.
  • Register at onehealthpass.com.ph at least three (3) days prior to departure to get a QR Code.

Read: TRAVEL GUIDE: How to get your One Health Pass QR Code

Upon arrival at the airport, submit your One Health Pass QR Code and vaccination card to the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) personnel for validation. No quarantine is needed but self-monitor for any COVID-19 sign or symptom for seven (7) days. In addition, if you exhibit COVID-19 symptoms, immediately inform your hotel or accommodation to coordinate with the local authorities in the area.

List of Countries/Territories/Jurisdictions With Accepted Recognized Vaccination Certificates

  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Argentina
  • Austria
  • Australia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • The British Virgin Islands
  • Colombia
  • Canada
  • Czech Republic
  • Chile
  • Cambodia
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • Estonia
  • Egypt
  • France
  • Germany
  • Georgia
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong SAR
  • India
  • Italy
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Kuwait
  • Kazakhstan
  • Macau SAR
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Maldives
  • Monaco
  • Myanmar
  • New Zealand
  • Oman
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Peru
  • Portugal
  • Republic of Korea
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Romania
  • Qatar
  • Samoa
  • Spain
  • Slovenia
  • Switzerland
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • Syria
  • The Netherlands
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Timor-Leste
  • Uruguay
  • United Kingdom
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States of America
  • Vietnam

There are also different COVID-19 restrictions you need to follow in different locations in the country. This is because of the different IAFT Alert Levels updated every fortnight. As of writing, the latest Alert Level update is for March 1 to 15, 2022.

These are the basic travel requirements in the Philippines during COVID in 2022. We will also be adding new blogs related to updated travel requirements for different destinations around the country. So, stay tuned and happy travels! – WhatALife!

Sources: (visitor.tourism.gov.ph), (doh.gov.ph)

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