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Updated entry, testing & quarantine protocols in the Philippines from February 1

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Updated entry, testing & quarantine protocols in the Philippines from February 1

Below is the updated entry, testing and quarantine protocols for entry to the Philippines, both for Filipinos and non-Filipino travelers. This is posted on Philippine Airlines official website.

NEW ENTRY, TESTING & QUARANTINE PROTOCOLS for entry to the Philippines, effective from 01 February 2022: 

1). FULLY-VACCINATED ARRIVING FILIPINOS AND ELIGIBLE FOREIGNERS, regardless of country of origin:

  • Shall be required to present a negative RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours prior to departure from the country of origin.
  • Shall no longer be required to observe mandatory facility-based quarantine upon arrival; but shall self-monitor for any sign or symptom of covid for 7 days, with the first day being the day of arrival; and shall be required to report to the local government unit of destination should any symptoms manifest.
  • Must have any of the following proofs of vaccination against COVID-19 that are recognized under existing IATF regulations:
  1. World Health Organization International Certificate of Vaccination;
  2. VaxCertPH certification; or
  3. National/State digital certificate of the foreign government which has accepted VaxCertPH under a reciprocal arrangement, unless otherwise accepted by the IATF

2). UNVACCINATED AND PARTIALLY-VACCINATED TRAVELERS, AS WELL AS THOSE WHOSE VACCINATION STATUS CANNOT BE VALIDATED:

  • Shall be required to present a negative RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours prior to departure from the country of origin.
  • Shall also be required to undergo facility-based quarantine until the release of negative RT-PCR test results to be taken on the 5th day of quarantine.
  • Shall observe home quarantine until the 14th day from the day of arrival.
    Their home quarantine will be monitored by the LGU of destination and their Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams.    

3.) NOTE for UNVACCINATED CHILDREN:

Children under 12 years of age who cannot be vaccinated shall follow the quarantine protocols of the parent/s or the accompanying adult/guardian traveling with them.

VISITS OF FOREIGN NATIONALS NOW ALLOWED UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, effective from 10 February 2022: 

Starting from 10 February 2022, FULLY-VACCINATED NATIONALS OF “NON-VISA REQUIRED COUNTRIES” shall be allowed to enter the Philippines, provided that:

  • Their passports are valid for 6 months from time of arrival, and they hold return tickets to their country of origin or to their next destination;
  • They must have any of the following proofs of vaccination against COVID-19 that are recognized under existing IATF regulations:
    1. World Health Organization International Certificate of Vaccination;
    2. VaxCertPH certification; or 
    3. National/State digital certificate of the foreign government which has accepted VaxCertPH under a reciprocal arrangement, unless otherwise accepted by the IATF

Source: PAL

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