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visitors entry and exit requirements

The Philippines: Visitors entry and exit requirements

The Philippines, visitors entry and exit requirements. Are foreigners, US citizens allowed to enter? Yes, according to the recent notice from the Philippine Immigration Department, under limited circumstances.

The IATF has set the following requirements for visitors foreigners who can enter the Philippines. Which will be effective from February 1, 2021?

Arriving visitors foreigners must have a valid visa at the time of entry. Except those who qualify for the Balikbayan Plan according to Republic Law No. 6768 or the Balikbayan Plan’s Institutional Law.

These visitors or foreign citizens must also book at least seven nights of accommodation in an approved hotel or quarantine facility. It will also test them for COVID-19 at a hotel or quarantine institution on the sixth day from arrival.

The maximum capacity of incoming passengers will restrict the entry of these foreigners at the port and the date of entry.

All decisions to grant or deny entry to the Philippines. Will initiated by BI staff at the port of entry after arriving in the Philippines. Before booking a trip to the Philippines. Please contact the nearest Philippine embassy or consulate in the United States for more information.


U.S. residents and Filipino tourists should contact BI for information on visa extensions. U.S. citizens can view the complete instructions and requirements for each BI transaction on their website.

Do I need to enter a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology)? No.
After entering the airport, passengers must undergo a COVID-19 RT-PCR test at the airport.

Do they prepare healthy control procedures at airports and other ports of entry? Yes, it is.

Upon arrival, the local government will notify the passengers. They will also conduct a temperature check when getting off the bus. Then go to the designated waiting area to seek other agreements.

Visitors movement restrictions:

Is there a curfew? Yes, it is.

The time of the curfew determined by the local government department (LGU) and varies from region to region.

Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? Yes, it is.
There are checkpoints and domestic air travel still limited. LGU will ask you to provide information about the purpose of your travel. Leisure travel not allowed.

Quarantine information:

Do American citizens have to self-inspect? Yes, it is.

In government-controlled hotels/facilities, it requires isolation for 7 to 14 days. Individuals permitted to enter by the Philippine authorities. Must confirm their booking at a hotel recognized by the Philippine Health and Tourism Bureau. For at least 7 days while waiting for COVID-19 test results.

Manila Philippines Travel Guide

Visitors, foreign nationals must stay in reserved hotels until they get a medical certificate from the Philippine Quarantine Service.

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