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Philippines travel restrictions, quarantine and entry requirements in 2023

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The travel advice is Exercise a high degree of caution to Philippines. Philippines is Open for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Philippines. Philippines is part of Asia with main city at Manila. Its Developing country with a population of 103M people. The main currency is Philippine Peso. The languages spoken are English.
👍 Developing   👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 103M people

🚨 Travel Advice for Philippines

Open for travel

For entry into Philippines

International travel to the Philippines is permitted. It is necessary to comply with requirements to ensure entry is allowed.

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 are exempt from pre-departure testing requirements.
The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure.
Authorized vaccines include those approved by the World Health Organization (WHO). Full details can be found at

Test/medical certificate required

Non-vaccinated travelers are required to provide proof of a negative supervised or laboratory-based antigen test, taken within the previous 24 hours, on departure.
Those arriving without a valid test will be required to undergo a laboratory-based rapid antigen test on arrival.

Other medical measures

All passengers are subject to health screening on arrival, such as temperature checks and visual assessment.
Additionally, travelers should self-monitor for symptoms for 7 days after arrival.

Additional documents required

Travelers must register for an 'e-TRAVEL pass' within 3 days of departure. The QR code generated must be presented on arrival. - e-TRAVEL pass
For more details Department of Tourism, Philippines

Government measures

In addition to safety guidelines, preventative health measures such as frequent hand washing and social distancing are encouraged to combat further outbreaks. More restrictive or relaxed guidance, including lockdowns and curfews, may be in effect depending on the region visited. Information related to the COVID-19 guidelines in place across the regions of the Philippines can be found at

Use of masks

Face masks are required in all public spaces, enclosed environments, and on public transportation.

Public transport

Public transportation is operating with limits to capacity in place and restrictions on movement may vary by region. In Manila, proof of vaccination is required to access public transportation.


Restaurants are open as usual.


Bars are open as usual.


Nightclubs are open as usual.


Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

On return

Vaccination required

Travelers are required to present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 with the use of an approved vaccine.
The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure. Certificates must be in English or in Chinese.
Those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 and received one dose of vaccination, at least 14 days before departure, are also considered fully vaccinated.
There are exemptions for non-vaccinated citizens and residents.
Full details can be found at

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative rapid antigen test, taken within the previous 24 hours, must be provided on departure.
Test certificates must be in English or Chinese.

Testing on arrival

A nucleic acid test will be administered upon arrival and apart from the transfer from the airport, proof of a negative test result is required to leave the place of residence.

Additional test requirements

Daily rapid antigen testing is required for the first 5 days after arrival. Additionally, travelers must undergo a PCR test on day 2.
Daily antigen results can be reported via the 'Electronic COVID-19 monitoring & surveillance system' (eCMSS). Instructions can be found at

Travel restriction details for Philippines

🚫 Destination No quarantine
🛬 Return Quarantine may be required
🏖️ Some Visitors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
🛍️ Open shopping
🚌 Operational with restrictions transport
📅 events Partially Allowed

🔒 Lockdown Details for Philippines

The following provinces shall be placed under Alert Level 1 until May 15, 2022:
National Capital Region Abra Apayao Baguio City Kalinga Mountain Province Dagupan City Ilocos Norte Ilocos Sur La Union Pangasinan Batanes Cagayan Santiago City Isabela Quirino Angeles City Aurora Bataan Bulacan Nueva Ecija Olongapo City Pampanga Mandaue City Biliran Eastern Samar Ormoc City Southern Leyte Tacloban City Zamboanga City Cagayan de Oro City Tarlac Zambales Batangas Cavite Laguna Lucena City Rizal Marinduque Puerto Princesa City Romblon Oriental Mindoro Naga City Catanduanes Albay Aklan Bacolod City Capiz Guimaras Iloilo Province Iloilo City Cebu City Siquijor Lapu-Lapu City Bukidnon Misamis Oriental Iligan City Camiguin Davao City Surigao del Sur Butuan City
Meanwhile, the rest of the Philippines is under Alert Level 2 until May 15, 2022.
Businesses and public transport, including shopping malls, movie theaters and restaurants, can operate at full capacity.
Most COVID-19 restrictions have now been lifted. Proof of vaccination and face masks outdoors and in indoor establishments are still required.
Social distancing is no longer required in Manila and the other areas, restaurants can remove plastic barriers on tables, and gatherings like birthday parties, weddings, sport events and family reunions can resume.
Masks must be worn in all public places, indoors and outdoors. The use of face shields is mandatory in medical and quarantine facilities.
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🛡️ Travel safety for Philippines

Exercise a high degree of caution

We've reviewed our advice for the Philippines. We haven't changed the overall level of our advice, exercise a high degree of caution. Higher levels apply. If you're fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with at least one booster, you don't need to undergo pre-departure COVID-19 testing. If you aren't fully vaccinated with one booster, you must provide a negative COVID-19 (RT-PCR) test within 48 hours or a negative COVID-19 (RAT) test administered and certified by a health care professional within 24 hours to enter. Children may be exempt from this requirement. If you're fully vaccinated, you can enter the Philippines without a visa or quarantine, provided you meet specific requirements. Transit restrictions are in place between some International airport terminals. Follow the Philippines Department of Tourism for the latest advice. You should also confirm the rules for your airline as it may vary between airlines. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in the Philippines overall due to crime and terrorism. Higher levels apply in some areas.

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