Philippines travel restrictions

 

Last Updated:(Japan)2021-10-07

 

Starting from 1 September 2021, all passengers travelling to the Philippines are required to register with One Health Pass QR code.

 

Starting from 16 February 2021, foreign nationals holding the following valid visas are allowed to enter the Philippines:

 

-          Visas issued as of 20 March 2020 which are still valid at the time of entry

 

-          Valid Section 9(A) visas, and an entry exemption document presented to the Bureau of Immigration upon arrival



 

Quarantine requirements:

 

All passengers must present a reservation confirmation at an accredited quarantine hotel at check in counter according to the quarantine requirements.

 


Red list countries

-          Passengers who have visited the red list countries in the past 14 days, are not allowed to enter the Philippines.

-         Only Filipinos returning to the country via government-initiated repatriation, non-government-initiated repatriation and Bayanihan flights may be allowed entry and shall undergo 14 days quarantine upon arrival. The first 10 days of which shall be observed in a quarantine facility, with the remainder to be completed under home quarantine in their respective local government units of destination.



Green list countries

-          Fully vaccinated passengers (except 9E visa holders, Overseas Filipino Worker, Returning Filipino Seaman) who have only been in the Green list countries in the past 14 days, are required to have a reservation confirmation for at least 7 nights at accredited quarantine hotel approved by Tourism and Health Agencies.

-          Not fully vaccinated passengers (except 9E visa holders, Overseas Filipino Worker, Returning Filipino Seaman) who have only been in the Green list countries in the past 14 days, are required to have a reservation confirmation for at least 10 nights at accredited quarantine hotel approved by Tourism and Health Agencies.

Yellow list countries (those not on the Red / Green list countries) 

-          -         All passengers (except 9E visa holders, Overseas Filipino Worker, Returning Filipino Seaman) who have visited the Yellow list countries in the past 14 days (but haven’t been to the red list countries), are required to have a reservation             confirmation for at least 10 nights at accredited quarantine hotel approved by Tourism and Health Agencies




All passengers are required to complete an Electronic Health Declaration Card prior to their arrival.

 



All passengers are required to register E-CIF to obtain a QR code and pre-register to perform COVID-19 test upon arrival. Foreigners and non-OFW passengers need to prepare PHP4,000 for the test and extra cash for local transportation expenses.

 

E-CIF for:

 

1.      Land-based Oversea Filipino Workers

 

2.      Sea-based Oversea Filipino Workers

 

3.      Other passengers (including Filipino citizens who are not in 1 and 2)

 

 

All passengers travelling to and from the Philippines are required to download Traze Contact Tracing app.

 

Starting from 15 August 2020, all passengers travelling to or from the Philippines are required to wear a *face shield, in addition to a face mask on all public transportation, including air travel.

*Face shield is available for sale at HKD30 from our check-in agent at Hong Kong International Airport.

 

All visa issuances and visa-free privileges to foreign nationals are suspended.

Passengers who meet the following criteria are permitted to enter the Philippines:

 

-          Accredited foreign government and international organization officials and their dependents.

 

-          Filipinos and foreign spouses and children of Filipino nationals are permitted to enter. Foreign spouses and children of Filipino nationals not travelling with the Filipino need to show proof of marriage or filiation to be exempted.

 

-          9C visa holders.

 

-          All passengers will be required to undergo Covid-19 test and quarantine for at least 14 days after arrival in the Philippines.



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Starting from 1 August 2020, the following visa holders are permitted to enter the Philippines:

 

-          -   Series of visas under Section 13 of Commonwealth Act No. 613

-          -   Temporary Resident Visa for Indian nationals married to a Filipino citizen (based on Memorandum Order No. ADD-01-38 and ADD-02-015)

-          -   Permanent Resident Visa for Chinese nationals married to a Filipino citizen (based on CA 613, Sec. 13 (a) and Memorandum Order No. MCL-07-021)

-          -   Native Born Visa for foreigners born in the Philippines with at least one (1) parent holding a permanent resident status (based on CA 613, Sec. 13 (c))

-          -   Permanent Resident Visa under Executive Order No. 324

-          -   Permanent Resident Visa under Republic Act No. 7919

 

All foreigners are required to undergo RT-PCR swab test at their own expense upon arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

 

Hong Kong Airlines staff will perform document checks at the airport to confirm if passengers are eligible to travel to destinations with restrictions in place. Passengers without checked baggage and holding mobile or self-print boarding passes will be subject to document check before boarding.

 

Passengers will also be asked to declare their travel history to help us ensure eligibility to travel.

 

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