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Philippine Entry Requirements 2024

What Travelers Need to Know

Here is a little piece on the 2024 Philippine admission requirements. This is a broad summary, as requirements may vary by purpose of entrance (tourist, work, education, etc.) and may alter due to policy modifications not mentioned in the sources. Before travelling, verify the Philippine embassy or consulate's current advice. Note on the necessity of knowing Philippine government admission regulations.

General Entry Requirements

  • A passport valid for at least six months after departure from the Philippines.
  • Most nationalities need a visa for stays over 30 days, with exceptions.
  • Return journey proof.
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As per IATF Resolution No. 2 (s. 2022) on the ENTRY, QUARANTINE and TESTING Requirements of inbound travelers to the Philippines

A. FULLY VACCINATED (Filipino and Foreign Travelers)

No pre-departure COVID-19 Test requirement: Must have received the 2nd dose in a 2-dose series or a single dose COVID-19 vaccine more than fourteen (14) days prior to the date and time of departure from the country of origin/port of embarkation.

B. UNVACCINATED or PARTIALLY VACCINATED (Filipino and Foreign Travelers)

1. Travelers 15 years and older shall present a remotely supervised/laboratory-based Rapid Antigen Test administered and certified by a healthcare professional in a healthcare facility, laboratory, clinic, or other similar establishment taken 24 hours prior to the date and time of departure from country of origin/first port of embarkation in continuous travel to the Philippines, excluding layovers, provided that he/she has not left the airport premises or has not been admitted into another country during such a layover. 

2. Travelers 15 years of age and older who fail to present a negative pre-departure test shall be required to undergo a laboratory-based Antigen Test UPON ARRIVAL at the airport. 

3. ACCOMPANIED minors below 15 years of age who are NOT VACCINATED for any reason whatsoever shall follow the quarantine protocols of their parent(s) or an accompanying adult/guardian traveling with them. 

4. UNACCOMPANIED minors below 15 years of age who are NOT VACCINATED for any reason whatsoever shall follow the protocols set forth in Section B (1) and (2) above.

NOTE: Any inbound traveler, whether Filipino or Foreign national, who tests positive for COVID-19 through rapid antigen test shall be subjected to the latest prevailing quarantine and isolation protocols of the DOH.

Special COVID-19 Requirements

  • Possible airport and other entry health screenings.
  • Current vaccinations, including COVID-19, and other health recommendations.
  • Proof of medical insurance for the stay.

 Additional Requirements for Long-Term Visas

  • Individuals intending to work or study in the Philippines must provide supplementary paperwork.
  • Regarding students: Notification of acceptance from educational institutions in the Philippines.
  • For employees: Agreements for employment and authorizations to work.

Ensuring cultural sensitivity and adherence to legal requirements

  • Remind yourself of the importance of adhering to local laws and customs.
  • Foreigners must adhere to important legal rules, including drug legislation and environmental protection measures.