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Philippines travel restrictions from South Africa

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Philippines quarantine details

Philippines is closed for travel. Quarantine is required on arrival to Philippines and when returining back to South Africa no quarantine is required.Most visitors from Philippines will not be allowed to travel to South Africa.Get travel restrictions, quarantine and entry requirements for Philippines from South Africa.
🚫 Destination Quarantine required
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Philippines travel restrictions from South Africa

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

Exceptional travel

There are exceptions for former nationals and those with valid visas. Visa holders may be required to present a travel pass from the department that issued the visa. Further information on eligible travelers can be found on the travel advisory at
Exemptions are revoked if a high-risk country has been visited in the previous 14 days. The list of countries is updated at

Other restrictions

Travel restrictions vary significantly between regions and local restrictions are imposed. Travelers must request approval for entry from their Local Government Unit (LGU) and a letter of acceptance from the LGU is required to enter the local community. Travelers must immediately report their arrival to Baranggay officials and a 14-day quarantine period is usually required unless instructed otherwise by the LGU.

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, with the use of an approved vaccine, are exempt from quarantine requirements. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure.

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to quarantine for 6 days on arrival at an approved facility. Booking confirmation must be presented on arrival.
An RT-PCR test will be administered on day 5 and those testing negative will be released from quarantine and should self-monitor until day 14.
The list of approved facilities can be found at

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on departure.
Nationals may enter without a pre-departure test but will be required to quarantine at an approved facility until a negative test is confirmed in the Philippines.

Other medical measures

All passengers are subject to health screening on arrival, such as temperature checks and visual assessment.

Additional documents required

A 'case investigation form(eCIF)' must be completed 3 days before arrival and travelers must download and register on the Philippines contact tracing application 'Traze' mobile app. - Case investigation form
For more details Bureau of Immigration, 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 you are visiting. A 'quarantine pass' may be required for movements outside the residence. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip.

Use of masks

The use of both a face mask and a face shield is required in all public spaces, enclosed environments, and while on public transportation.

Public transport

Public transportation is operating with social distancing rules in place. In high-risk areas, public transport is operating at a reduced capacity and is suspended during curfew hours.


Restaurants are open at reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. Take-away or delivery services are available in high-risk areas where on-site dining is not permitted.


Bars are open at reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. Bars are closed in high-risk areas to limit the rate of transmission.


Nightclubs are closed in high-risk areas to limit the rate of transmission.


Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing. Certain non-essential businesses, including internet cafes, are open on a probationary status and at limited capacity.

On return

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR test, taken no more than 72 hours, must be provided on arrival. The certificate must be a paper copy as digital certificates will not be accepted. This also applies to travelers in transit.
Those without a valid test result will be tested on arrival and are subject to mandatory quarantine for 10 days at a government-appointed facility. All testing and quarantine costs will be at the expense of the traveler.
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