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As per the latest guidelines of IATF-MEID Resolution No. 142, dated October 7, 2021, the 14-day quarantine requirement for arriving passengers coming from “Green” and “Yellow” list countries has been revised.

  • Fully vaccinated individuals from “green” countries – No longer required for facility-based quarantine | Not required to book accredited quarantine hotels in Manila | See the requirements below.
  • Unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or individuals (Filipinos) whose vaccination status cannot be verified/confirmed – Facility-based quarantine is still required until the release of a negative RT-PCR test taken on their 5th day of quarantine 
  • Unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or individuals (Foreigners) whose vaccination status cannot be verified/confirmed – Required to secure accredited quarantine hotel reservations for at least six (6) days

Foreign nationals who fail to present a pre-booked quarantine accommodation shall be denied entry and shall be boarded immediately in the next available flight. Existing guidelines for arriving Section 9(e) visa holders and crew members shall still be observed.

To help incoming travelers book with ease, please refer to the list of accredited quarantine hotels in Manila from ZEN Rooms. Aside from this, please find the complete process of arriving in the Philippines listed in this blog.

For the full OFW returning to Philippines quarantine guidelines 2021 and Non OFW returning to Philippines quarantine guidelines 2021, make sure to read this blog.

What is in this Quarantine Philippines Guide?

To help incoming travelers to the Philippines, we have listed the latest Philippines quarantine guidelines and procedures for when you arrive in the Philippines including a list of cheap Quarantine hotels in Manila from ZEN Rooms.


Latest Travel Update Philippines

Update as of October 20, 2021:

Travelers from Romania barred from PH

The government’s pandemic task force has barred the entry of travelers from Romania up to the end of the month and has updated its list of “green” or low-risk countries whose fully vaccinated travelers may skip quarantine upon arrival in the country, Malacañang said on Friday.

The new list of green countries from October 16-31 includes Hong Kong and China.

GREEN LIST COUNTRIES

  1. Hong Kong
  2. China
  3. Algeria
  4. American Samoa
  5. Bhutan
  6. Burkina Faso
  7. Cameroon
  8. Cayman Islands
  9. Chad
  10. Comoros
  11. Republic of the Congo
  12. Cook Islands
  13. Eritrea
  14. Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
  15. Gibraltar
  16. Kiribati
  17. Madagascar
  18. Mali
  19. Marshall Islands
  20. Federated States of Micronesia
  21. Montserrat
  22. Nauru
  23. New Zealand
  24. Nicaragua
  25. Niger
  26. Niue
  27. North Korea
  28. Northern Mariana Islands
  29. Palau
  30. Poland
  31. Saba (Special Municipality of the Kingdom of the Netherlands)
  32. Saint Helena
  33. Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  34. Samoa
  35. Sierra Leone
  36. Sint Eustatius
  37. Solomon Islands
  38. Sudan
  39. Syria
  40. Taiwan
  41. Tajikistan
  42. Tanzania
  43. Tokelau
  44. Tonga
  45. Turkmenistan
  46. Tuvalu
  47. Uzbekistan
  48. Vanuatu
  49. Yemen

Fully vaccinated inbound travelers from green countries may skip quarantine upon arrival if they have a negative swab test result within 72 hours prior to departure from the country of origin. However, they are enjoined to self-monitor for symptoms until the 14th day.

Fully vaccinated Filipinos from these countries also have the option to stay in a quarantine facility until the release of a negative result of their RT-PCR test taken upon their arrival.

Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals have to undergo quarantine until the release of the negative result of their RT-PCR test taken on the fifth day.

Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer

No more facility-based quarantine for vaccinated foreigners, Filipinos from ‘green’ countries

If you’re fully vaccinated, whether you’re a foreigner or a  Filipino, you are not required to undergo a facility-based quarantine upon arrival in the Philippines as long as you come from “green” countries.

Starting October 14, the following will be required of fully-vaccinated foreigners entering the Philippines from “green” countries and do not apply to tourists:

  • A negative result in a reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test within 72 hours prior to departure from their country of origin.
  • Upon arrival in the Philippines, self-monitoring for any symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days.

The green countries as of October 8 are:

  • American Samoa
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chad
  • China (mainland)
  • Comoros
  • Republic of the Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
  • Hungary
  • Madagascar
  • Mali
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Montserrat
  • New Zealand
  • Niger
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Palau, Poland
  • Saba (Special Municipality of the Kingdom of Netherlands)
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sint Eustatius
  • Taiwan
  • Algeria
  • Bhutan
  • Cook Islands
  • Eritrea
  • Kiribati
  • Marshall Islands
  • Nauru
  • Nicaragua
  • Niue
  • North Korea
  • Saint Helena
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Yemen

Fully-vaccinated Filipinos can choose to take the same RT-PCR test as foreigners within 72 hours before departure and show a negative result, or choose to take the RT-PCR test at a quarantine facility upon their arrival in the Philippines and stay at the facility until they receive a negative result. 

Facility-based quarantine is still required for the following Filipinos until the release of a negative RT-PCR test taken on their 5th day of quarantine: 

  • Unvaccinated
  • Partially vaccinated
  • Individuals whose vaccination status cannot be independently verified
  • Those vaccinated but failed to comply with the test-before-travel requirements

Foreigners who fall into any of the above categories are required to secure hotel reservations for at least six days.

Unvaccinated or partially-vaccinated children traveling with their fully vaccinated guardians must observe the quarantine protocols that correspond with their vaccination status. Their guardian will accompany them to the quarantine facility. 

Philippine Tourism News Source: Rappler


Gov’t eases restrictions for arriving, vaccinated travelers

October 9, 2021
 

The government has eased restrictions for inbound arrivals and paved the way for a shorter facility-based quarantine for fully vaccinated travelers coming from other countries, Malacañang announced.

The Philippines only allows the entry of travelers from “green” and “yellow” countries or those at low and moderate risk for COVID-19.

Under the latest rules of the IATF that took effect on Oct. 8, fully vaccinated inbound travelers from these countries only need to undergo facility-based quarantine until the release of the negative result of their reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test, which will be taken on the fifth day.

After leaving the facility, they would be required to undergo home quarantine until the 10th day from their arrival in the country.

Travelers who are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, or whose vaccination status cannot be independently verified or confirmed as valid or authentic by authorities will have to undergo a slightly longer facility-based quarantine.

They will have to stay in the facility until the release of the negative result of their RT-PCR test, which will be taken on the seventh day.

They will also be required to undergo home quarantine until their 14th day.

Under the previous rules, fully vaccinated travelers from green countries had to undergo a facility-based quarantine for seven days, and RT-PCR testing on the fifth day, while travelers from yellow countries, regardless of vaccination status, had to undergo a facility-based quarantine for 10 days, with an RT-PCR test on the seventh day.

The IATF has allowed more Metro Manila residents to travel point-to-point to areas under more relaxed quarantine restrictions.

The IATF said those below 18 years old and fully vaccinated individuals over 65, fully vaccinated individuals with comorbidities or other health risks, and fully vaccinated pregnant women may travel to areas on general community quarantine and modified general community quarantine.

Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer


As of October 1, Bermuda is the only country placed on the country’s red list. This list is for countries considered as “high risk” based on the rate of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections.

Countries, territories, and jurisdictions not mentioned are under the yellow list and considered as “moderate risk”.

Source: Manila Bulletin

For the latest Philippines tourism updates, read this.


Book DOT Accredited Quarantine Hotels in Manila

If you’re looking for quarantine hotels in Manila for up to 7-14 nights as recommended by the IATF for eligible foreigners or OFW quarantine, then you can choose from the list below. All the affordable quarantine hotels in Manila by ZEN Rooms are accredited by the government (DOT BOQ certificate hotels).

  1. ZEN Rooms Basic Dian St. Makati (from P2,100/night) – Budget Quarantine Hotel in Makati
  2. ZEN Rooms Aloha Manila Bay (from P3100/night with 3 meals) – Best Budget 3-Star Hotel
  3. Time Travellers Hotel (from P2179/night) – Best Value for Money
  4. Nichols Airport Hotel (from P2500/night with 3 meals) – Hotel near the airport
  5. Time Travellers Tourist Inn (from PHP 2,010/night) – Best Value for Money
  6. Garden Plaza Hotel and Suites (from PHP 1,800/night with full board meals) – Budget Quarantine Hotel in Manila
  7. El Rico Suites (from PHP 1,800/night with full board meals) – Easy Access to CBD
  8. Broadway Court Apartelle (from PHP 1,350/night) – Budget Traveler’s Choice
  9. Spaces by Eco Hotel Makati (from PHP 2,248/night) – Best Value for Money

1. ZEN Rooms Basic Dian St. Makati (Budget Quarantine Hotel in Makati)

ZEN Rooms Basic Dian

Price range: Starting from PHP 2,100/night
Address: 1720 Dian Street, Brgy. Palanan, Manila, 1235 Metro Manila, Philippines
Amenities: Cool AC, Hot Shower, Spotless Bed, Free Wifi, Hotel Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Elevator, Ironing Facilities (Extra Cost), Baggage Storage, Laundry (Extra Cost), Dry Cleaning (Extra Cost)

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2. ZEN Rooms Aloha Manila Bay (Best Budget 3-Star Hotel)

ZEN Rooms Aloha Quarantine Hotel

Price range: Starting from PHP 2,900/night
Address: 2150 Roxas Blvd, Malate, Manila, 1004 Metro Manila, Philippines
Amenities: Cool AC, Hot Shower, Spotless Bed, 24/7 Care, Low rates, Flat Screen TV, Cable TV Channel, 24h Room Service, Hotel Bar, Hotel Restaurant, Study Desk, Bath Gel/Soap, and Ironing Facilities, Dry Cleaning (Extra Cost), Airport Shuttle (Extra Cost), Laundry (Extra Cost)

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3. Time Travellers Hotel (Best Value for Money)

Time Travellers Hotel quarantine hotels in manila

Price range: Starting from PHP 2,179/night
Address: 1000 A. Mabini St, Ermita, San Juan, 1000 Metro Manila, Philippines
Amenities: Cool AC, Hot Shower, Spotless Bed, 24/7 Care, Low rates, Flat Screen TV, Cable TV Channel, Baggage Storage, Fridge, Study Desk, Shampoo, Bath Gel/Soap, Bottled Water, and Cabinet

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4. Nichols Airport Hotel (Quarantine Hotel near Manila airport)

Price range: Starting from PHP 2,640/night including all 3 meals
Address: 484 Quirino Avenue, Tambo, Manila (featured Quarantine hotel in Manila near airport)
Amenities: Cool AC, Hot Shower, Spotless Bed, 24/7 Care, Low rates, Flat Screen TV, Cable TV Channel, 24h Room Service, Hotel Bar, Hotel Restaurant, Study Desk, Bath Gel/Soap, and Ironing Facilities, Dry Cleaning (Extra Cost), Airport Shuttle (Extra Cost), Laundry (Extra Cost)

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5. Time Travellers Tourist Inn (Best Value for Money)

Time Travellers Tourist Inn quarantine hotels in manila

Price range: Starting from PHP 2,010/night
Address: 7521 Santillan St. Pio Del Pilar, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
Amenities: Cool AC, Hot Shower, Spotless Bed, Free Wifi, Fridge, Flat-screen TV, Bath gel soap, dental kit, kettle, elevator, 24h front desk

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6. Garden Plaza Hotel and Suites (Budget Quarantine Hotel in Manila)

garden plaza hotel and suites

Price range: Starting from PHP 1,800/night with full board meals
Address: 1030 Belen Street, Paco, Manila, Philippines
Amenities: Free Wifi, Air Conditioning, Hot Shower, Parking, 24h Security, Flat Screen TV, Private Bathroom, Study Desk, Cabinet

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7. El Rico Suites (Easy Access to CBD)

el rico suites

Price range: Starting from PHP 1,800/night with full board meals
Address: 1048 Metropolitan Avenue, Barangay Sta. Cruz, Makati, Philippines
Amenities: Free Wifi, Air Conditioning, Hot Shower, Parking, 24h Security, Flat Screen TV, Private Bathroom, Study Desk, Cabinet

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8. Broadway Court Apartelle (Budget Traveler’s Choice)

Broadway Court Quarantine Hotels in Manila

Price range: Starting from PHP 1,350/night
Address: 16 Broadway Ave., New Manila, Quezon City
Amenities: Free Wifi, Air Conditioning, Hot Shower, Parking, 24h Security, Flat Screen TV, Private Bathroom, Study Desk, Telephone in room

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9. Spaces by Eco Hotel Makati (Best Value for Money)

Spaces by Eco Hotel Makati Quarantine Hotels in Manila

Price range: Starting from PHP 2,248/night
Address: Creekside Building cor. Amorsolo and V.A. Rufino St., Legazpi Village, Makati, Philippines
Amenities: Free Wifi, Air Conditioning, Hot Shower, 24h Security, Flat Screen TV, Private Bathroom, Study Desk, Window in The Room

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Why ZEN Rooms DOH Accredited Quarantine Hotels in Manila?

ZEN Rooms prioritizes the safety of its staff and guests so you don’t have to worry about your wellbeing when booking the quarantine hotels in Manila. Here’s why you should choose ZEN Rooms for Non-OFW and OFW Philippines stay:

  • Accredited by the Department of Tourism and Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ Certificate hotels)
  • Affordable and Sanitized Accommodation
  • Up to 60% off
  • Starting from P1100/night
  • Use Code: LONGSTAY10 for an Extra 10% discount (min. 4 nights) on prepaid orders
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Check-in requirements at ZEN Rooms Quarantine Hotels in Manila

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Before checking in at quarantine hotels in Manila, you must ensure that you have all the documents needed to be presented at the hotel. 

ZEN Rooms is accepting only those guests that meet all the requirements below during check-in. Bookings at quarantine hotels in Manila are subject to cancellation if the guest is not able to meet the requirements:

Check-in Documents Needed to Book Quarantine Hotels in Manila

1 Booking confirmation email/voucher
2 The physical credit/debit card used in case of card prepaid bookings
3 Valid Government ID (company and student IDs are not accepted)

*Latest Health or Medical certificate for all incoming guests, stating none of the occupants was never identified as a suspected, probable or positive COVID-19 case. If identified, kindly submit the result of a negative RT-PCR test as per Department of Health standard (depending on the property)

Additional Documents (category-wise) for Booking Quarantine Hotels Manila

Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) Certificate of Repatriation from OWWA, Gov’t issued ID (PRC ID, Senior Citizen card, and Passport, Postal and COMELEC only together with a second valid ID), Medical Certificate
Overseas Filipinos (OFs) Certificate of Repatriation from OWWA, Medical Certificate, Gov’t Issued ID
Returning Foreigners Medical Certificate, Passport with Visa, Swab Test Result/Receipt, ACR, AEP

*Certificate of Repatriation from OWWA. For Distressed OFWs or OFWs eligible to avail of accommodation assistance from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) pursuant to relevant OWWA guidelines and issuance

Apart from the above guests qualified for quarantine stays, essential workers and stranded passengers are also accepted at ZEN Rooms.

Essential Workers Work ID/Permit, Valid Gov’t ID, Certificate of Employment, Medical Certificate, PRC ID
Stranded Employees Transportation Cancellation Confirmation, Medical Certificate, Valid Government ID

Those whose domestic or foreign flights or rides have been canceled and are prevented from leaving a city or place where they do not permanently reside, or have difficulty availing of transportation to their home city or province, due to the implementation of a community quarantine.

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Type of Travelers allowed to travel to the Philippines

If you are planning to return to the Philippines soon, make sure to know the things you have to prepare and find out if you are eligible to enter the country or not. Here’s a quick guide to sum up the OFW returning to Philippines quarantine guidelines 2021, what documents needed, and more.

IMPORTANT UPDATE AS OF MAY 31, 2021: On May 1, the Philippines has allowed more foreign nationals to enter the Philippines subject to conditions.

However, all travelers from and have travel history to the countries below preceding their arrival to the Philippines are barred from entering the country until June 15 as a safeguard against virus spread that may be caused by the massive surge in COVID-19 cases in the South Asian country. 

  1. India
  2. Pakistan
  3. Sri Lanka
  4. Bangladesh
  5. Nepal
  6. Oman
  7. United Arab Emirates

The Bureau of Immigration reiterated that only aliens with valid and existing immigrant, non-immigrant, and special visas issued by the BI and other government agencies are allowed to enter the country.

Allowed to travel Philippines

  1. Filipino nationals
  2. Balikbayan under RA 6768 – Only nationals from non-visa required countries under EO 408, Former Filipino, or traveling with the Filipino/former Filipino spouse or parent
  3. Foreign nationals with valid and existing visas – SRRV and 9(a) visa holders are required an entry exemption document from the DFA/NTF
Passenger Type Requirements
Filipino nationals – Philippine Passport
– Proof of citizenship
– Pre-booked quarantine hotel accredited by Tourism and Health Agencies for at least 10 days
– RT-PCR Test on the 7th day of arrival/quarantine (at traveler’s expense, except for OFWs, which shall be shouldered by OWWA/LMAs)
Non-Filipino/Foreign spouse and children or children with special needs5 of a Filipino national If traveling with Filipino national:
– Foreign Passport only, no visa needed
– Any of the following:
For spouses: authentic marriage certificate
For children (regardless of age): authentic birth certificate
Must meet the additional conditions of the IATF-EID

If not traveling with Filipino national, Filipino national is currently residing in the Philippines at the intended date of travel:
– Foreign Passport with Philippine valid entry visa or long-term visa
– Any of the following:
For spouses: authentic marriage certificate
For minor children only (below 18 years old) and children with special needs (regardless of age): authentic birth certificate
Must meet the additional conditions of the IATF-EID
Non-Filipino/Foreign parent of a minor Filipino child5 (below 18  years old) or a child with special needs5 (regardless of age) – Foreign Passport with Philippine valid entry visa or long-term visa
– Authentic birth certificate of the minor Filipino child or child with special needs
– Must meet the additional conditions of the IATF-EID
Former Filipinos (Balikbayan Program), Dual Citizens – Foreign Passport AND actual valid, old, or expired Philippine Passport; OR
– Foreign Passport AND any of the following documents:
Authentic Birth Certificate
Identification Certificate
Certificate of Reacquisition/Retention/Recognition
– Must meet the additional conditions of the IATF-EID
Spouse/Children of Former Filipino Nationals (Balikbayan Program) If traveling with Filipino national:
– Foreign Passport only, no visa needed
– Any of the following:
For spouses: authentic marriage certificate
For children (regardless of age): authentic birth certificate
Must meet the additional conditions of the IATF-EID.

If not traveling with Filipino national, Filipino national is currently residing in the Philippines at the intended date of travel:
– Foreign Passport with Philippine valid entry visa or long-term visa
– Any of the following:
For spouses: authentic marriage certificate
For children (regardless of age): authentic birth certificate
Must meet the additional conditions of the IATF-EID
Accredited foreign government and international organization officials and their dependents – 9(E) visa
– Subject to arrival and quarantine procedures set by the Philippine Department of Health.
– No need for DFA authorization/endorsement
Non-Filipino/Foreign seafarers with 9(c) visa – Foreign Passport/Seaman’s Book
– Must meet the additional conditions of the IATF-EID
Non-Filipino/Foreign nationals in possession of valid certificates  – Recognition Certificate (RC) OR
– Citizenship Retention and Reacquisition Act of 2003 (CRPC) under RA9225 Certificate
Non-Filipino/Foreign nationals with an eligible long-term visa – Foreign Passport with valid and existing visa at the time of entry
– Eligible Visas but needing DFA authorization/endorsement or entry exemption document, which is valid until May 31, 2021 only:
Special Resident and Retirees Visa (SRRV) EO10379(A) visa
Must meet the additional conditions of the IATF-EID

Source: Bureau of Immigration; Philippine Airlines


General Community Quarantine (GCQ) with heightened restrictions through May 31, 2021
NCR Plus – Metro Manila, Bulacan, Rizal, Cavite, and Laguna;

General Community Quarantine (GCQ) through May 31, 2021

  • Luzon – Apayao, Baguio City, Benguet, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Abra, Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Viscaya, Batangas, Quezon, and Puerto Princesa;
  • Mindanao – Iligan City, Davao City, and Lanao Del Sur.

Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) through May 31, 2021
Santiago City, Quirino, Ifugao, and Zamboanga City.

All other areas are under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ).

Please be advised that eligible passengers for travel to the Philippines, including documentary and additional requirements, are subject to change and assessment of the Immigration Officer upon arrival in the Philippines. All the eligible travelers are requested to follow the Non OFW returning to Philippines Quarantine Guidelines mentioned below.

Information Source: Philippines Airlines

Reminder: All arriving passengers need to have pre-booked accommodation for at least 10 nights in accredited quarantine hotels in Manila. You can choose from DOT accredited Hotels from ZEN Rooms below (certified by Bureau of Quarantine – BOQ Certificate hotels).

Last updated May 19, 2021


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Guide for Travelers Coming from USA

Due to the travel restrictions Philippines, foreign nationals are not allowed to enter the country. So if you’re traveling to the Philippines from the US, here are the important updates and guidelines you must know before your trip. 

US Department of State: Travel Advisory Philippines

The US Department of State released a Travel Advisory Philippines on April 20, 2021, stating a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for the Philippines due to a very high level of COVID-19 in the country. 

Philippines Travel Guidelines for US Citizens

  • US citizens must have a visa to enter the Philippines for all travel purposes. If you remain in the Philippines beyond the “admit until” date stamped in your passport by immigration authorities, you may be subject to fines and detention by the Philippine Bureau of Immigration. But currently, travelers from the US are not allowed to enter the Philippines unless you’re eligible travelers we mentioned above.
  • Travelers to the Philippines will be subject to COVID testing and quarantine for at least 14 days. More information on this requirement may be found here.
  • Visit the website of the Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines in Washington, D.C., for information on other types of visas and the most current visa information.
  • Certain foreigners must apply for an Emigration Clearance Certificate (ECC) from BI before they may depart the Philippines.
  • For Maritime Travel: Mariners planning to travel Philippines should also check for U.S. maritime advisories and alerts. Information may also be posted to the U.S. Coast Guard homeport website and the NGA broadcast warnings.

For a more extensive guide for travelers coming from US, read this blog: 2021 Travel PH Guide for US Citizens and Other Foreign Nationals


Quarantine Guidelines in the Philippines: Types of Quarantine

As per the quarantine guidelines in the Philippines, arriving international passengers will undergo testing at the airport or designated facility. While waiting for their test results, they will be required to be quarantined at DOH accredited Quarantine hotels in Manila (Department of Tourism DOT and Bureau of Quarantine BOQ Certificate hotels). And there are two types of quarantine that passengers could be subjected to: stringent and mandatory

  • Stringent quarantine is required if you’re coming from an area where there is a high level of community transmission of COVID-19 and if you’re showing COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Mandatory quarantine is for all travelers arriving in the Philippines, and if you’re not showing COVID-19 symptoms.

Other hotels accredited by Bureau of Quarantine (For Mandatory Quarantine Only)

If you’re looking for more accredited hotels for quarantine in Manila that are approved by the Bureau of Quarantine and DOH, read the list below.

Quarantine Facility in MANILA

  • Pearl Lane Hotel
    Address: 1700 Maria Orosa St, Malate, Manila
  • Manila Lotus Hotel
    Address: 1227 A. Mabini St, Ermita, Manila
  • Orchid Garden Suites Manila
    Address: 620 Pablo Ocampo Sr. Street, Malate, Manila
  • Manila Venetian Reddoorz
    Address: 2726 Aurora Blvd. Santa Cruz, Manila
  • Town and Country Hotel – V. Mapa
    Address: 4549 V. Mapa Ext, Santa Mesa, Manila, 1016 Metro Manila
  • Oyo La Scala Residences
    Address: 1711 M. Adriatico St, Malate, Manila, 1004 Metro Manila
  • Sogo Avenida
  • Town and Country Reposo
    Address: Valenzuela, Santa Mesa, Manila, 1016 Metro Manila
  • D Circle Hotel
    Address: 1004, 2063 M. H. Del Pilar St, Malate, Manila, 1004 Metro Manila
  • Tropicana Suites
    Address: 1630 Luis Maria Guerrero Street, Malate, Manila City
  • Good 101 Hotel / Reddoorz Quiapo Branch
    Address: 1625 Quiricada St. Sta.Cruz, Manila
  • Rose Garden Inn – Sta.Mesa
    Address: Old Sta. Mesa St, Santa Mesa, Manila, Metro Manila
  • Wenceslao Dormitory Malate, Manila
    Address: 1640 Agoncillo St., Malate, Manila
  • 832 Centro St. Dormitory
    Address: 832 Centro St., Sampaloc, Manila
  • Bayview Park Hotel
    Address: 1118 Roxas Boulevard, corner United Nations Avenue, Ermita, Manila
  • Earnshaw Residences
    Address: 738 Earnshaw Street, Corner Montana St, Sampaloc, Manila
  • Sulit Dormitel Budget Hotel, Sta. Mesa
    Address: 4805 Rd 2, V. Mapa St., Santa Mesa, Manila
  • Gran Prix Hotel and Resort, Ermita
    Address: Tesoro Building 1325 Mabini St, Manila, Ermita
  • Rothman Hotel
    Address: 1633 M. Adriatico St, Malate, Manila
  • Rosas Garden Hotel
    140 M. H. Del Pilar St, Ermita, Manila

Quarantine Facility in MAKATI

  • Z Hostel, Poblacion Makati
    Address: 5660 Don Pedro St. Brgy. Poblacion, Makati City
  • Berjaya Hotel, Makati
    Address: 7835 Makati Avenue Corner Eduque Street, Makati City
  • Gomez House by Hotel Durban, Makati
    Address: 5177 P. Gomez, Makati, Metro Manila
  • Hotel Durban, Makati
    Address: 4875 Durban St. Poblacion, Makati
  • Nano Nest- Poblacion Makati
    Address: 5700 Pagulayan St. Poblacion Makati City, Philippines
  • Zen Rooms Fortview, BGC
    Address: 8325 Dapitan St., Brgy. Guadalupe Nuevo, Manila
  • Time Travellers Hotel- Santillan Makati
    Address: 7521 Santillan Street, Pio Del Pilar, Makati, Metro Manila
  • Quarto
    Address: #339 Panay St., Brgy. Pitogo, Makati

Quarantine Facility in PASAY CITY

  • Metro Deluxe Residences, Pasay
    Address: 42 Sta. Monica Street (Bet. FB Harison & Roxas Blvd.) Pasay City
  • Holiday Inn Express Manila Newport City
    Address: 1 Jasmine Drive Resorts World Manila, Pasay
  • Hotel Rosemarie
    Address: 525 Epifanio de los Santos Ave, Pasay
  • Sogo – Malibay
    Address: 735 L. Wood St, Pasay, Metro Manila
  • Victoria Court – Gil Puyat
    Address: 2149 A.Luna, Pasay, 1400 Metro Manila
  • Stonehouse Hotel – Pasay
    Address: 2231 Aurora Boulevard (former Tramo) corner Buenaventura Street, Pasay
  • Sogo – Pasay Rotonda
    Address: 302 EDSA corner Taft Ave. Pasay City, Metro Manila
  • Starlight Bed and Breakfast
    Address: 2421 Park Avenue, corner A. Arnaiz Avenue, Pasay
  • DG Budget Hotel Salem
    Building 6, Salem Complex, Domestic Road, Barangay 191, Pasay City

Quarantine Facility in TAGUIG

  • My Space Hotel @ BGC
    Address: via University Parkway, 38th Drive on to Saddle Street, Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig

Quarantine Facility in PASIG

  • Jinjiang Inn, Ortigas
    Address: San Miguel Avenue cor. Lourdes Drive, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
  • Joyce Apartelle – Mandaluyong
    Address: Corner Gen. Kalentong St, 214 Romualdez, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila
  • Country Lodge – Pasig
    Address: 18 Danny Floro Street Brgy. Oranbo, Pasig
  • The Linden Suites
    Address: 37 San Miguel Ave, Ortigas Center, Pasig, 1600 Metro Manila

Quarantine Facility in QUEZON CITY

  • Fersal Hotel, P. Tuazon
    Address: 245 P. Tuazon Blvd, Cubao, Quezon City
  • Red Hotel Cubao
    Address: 627 Epifanio de los Santos Ave, Cubao, Quezon City
  • MC Hotel – Novaliches
    Address: 35 Susano Rd, Novaliches, Quezon City, Metro Manila
  • Nice Hotel – Aurora Cubao
    Address: No. 12 St. Mary St. E. Rodriguez, Quezon City
  • Camelot Hotel
    Address: 35 Mother Ignacia Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Quarantine Facility in CALOOCAN

  • Sogo, Monumento
    Address: Rizal Ave Ext, East Grace Park, Caloocan

Quarantine Facility in MUNTINLUPA

  • B Hotel, Alabang
    Address: 2107 Prime St., Madrigal Business Park, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
  • Hop Inn Hotel Alabang
    Lot 2 Block 4 Phase 3, Market Street, Madrigal Business Park, Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa

Quarantine Facility in MALABON

  • Victoria Court, MacArthur
    Address: Mc Arthur Highway MacArthur Highway, Potrero, Malabon

Quarantine Facility in RIZAL PROVINCE

  • Momarco Forest Cove Resort and Hotel
    Address: Sampaloc Road, Sitio Bathala, Bgy. Plaza Aldea, Tanay, Rizal

Quarantine Facility in PAMPANGA

Victoria Court – Pampanga
Address: KM 73.7 Post Sindalan, San Fernando, Pampanga

For a complete list of the quarantine hotels in Manila accredited by Bureau of Quarantine, read this.

You may also refer to the government websites that are updated frequently: Department of Tourism, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Bureau of Quarantine, Overseas Workers Welfare Association for more information on Quarantine Stays in Manila and in the Philippines.


Travel Tips for Arriving Passengers in the Philippines From USA and other countries

  1. Before your flight for your Philippines travel, make sure you have prepared the travel requirements.
  2. Carefully review your eligibility and the required documents for travel to the Philippines from the US or from other countries. You may be allowed to enter the country, but if any of the travel policies and protocols set by the Philippine government are not met, you may not be allowed to enter the Philippines.
  3. Always wear a face mask and face shield. This applies to everyone who is going to Philippines or any other destination.
  4. Practice social distancing at all times.
  5. Make it a habit to check the latest Philippines travel updates so if ever there are changes to your Philippines to USA flight, Philippine international travel guidelines, your US to Philippines flight and so on, you won’t be surprised upon your arrival. Don’t just rely on your travel agency Philippines to give you Philippines travel updates.
  6. When going to the Philippines or any destination in the Philippines open for travel, check with your destinations’ tourism office first before planning a trip because there are points that are under ECQ Philippines, and the travel advisory Philippines may be different from the advisory the next day.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Quarantine in the Philippines

ZEN Rooms Booking-Related Queries

Q: Can guests book quarantine hotels in Manila without a meal plan?
A: Yes, guests can book a room without a meal plan; however, it is recommended for everyone to avail a meal plan to ensure minimal outside contact in accordance with the social distancing protocol.

Full board meals (all 3 meals) can be availed for only PHP 300 per day, per person (subject to change).

Q: What are the check-in and check-out timings at ZEN Rooms Quarantine Hotels in Manila?
A: Check-in is at 2:00 PM while check-out is at 12:00 PM. Early check-in or late check-out may be allowed depending on availability and are subject to an additional charge.

Q: Is Pay at the hotel available at ZEN Rooms accredited hotels for Quarantine in Manila?
A: Yes, Pay at Hotel is available for selected quarantine hotels in Manila by ZEN. Guests may select Pay at the hotel on the booking check-out page. However, to ensure safety and social distancing measures, guests are recommended to pay online. 

Q: Can guests opt for short duration stays?
A: Yes, short-duration stays are allowed. However, as per the recent update from IATF, incoming travelers to the Philippines are to show pre-booked accommodation at a quarantine hotel in Manila for at least 10 nights, therefore it is advisable to follow the guidelines. Additionally, a stay extension would also be allowed subject to availability. 

Q: Are ZEN Rooms hotels in the list of DOH accredited hotels for Quarantine in Manila?
A: Yes, ZEN Rooms hotels feature in the updated list of DOH BOQ accredited Quarantine hotels in Manila

Book Quarantine Hotels in Manila by ZEN Rooms – starting from P1,100/night. 


General Queries: Non OFW and OFW Returning to Philippines Quarantine Guidelines

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about the OFW returning to Philippines quarantine guidelines 2021:

Q: What is the non OFW meaning?
A: The Non OFW meaning is people who are coming from outside the Philippines but are not working abroad.

Q: What are the best accredited quarantine hotels in Manila?
A: ZEN Rooms has great budget Quarantine Hotels in Manila accredited by the Bureau of Quarantine:

List of DOH BOQ accredited quarantine hotels in Manila

  1. Nichols Airport Hotel (starting from P2500/night with 3 meals)
  2. ZEN Rooms Mabini Ermita (starting from P1900/night)
  3. ZEN Rooms Aloha Manila Bay (starting from P3100/night with 3 meals)
  4. ZEN Rooms Basic Dian St. Makati (starting from P2,100/night)
  5. Time Travellers Tourist Inn (from PHP 2,010/night)

Q: What are the locations of quarantine hotels in Manila for Non OFW and OFWs Philippines stay?
A: If you’re looking for cheap quarantine hotels in Manila, you can book hotels for mandatory quarantine Manila at these areas: 

  1. Quezon City
  2. Manila
  3. Pasay
  4. Makati 
  5. Caloocan
  6. Taguig
  7. Muntinlupa
  8. Mandaluyong
  9. Ortigas 
  10. Las Piñas

Q: How many days quarantine Hotel Philippines?
A: Effective May 8, all arriving passengers in the Philippines shall undergo 14 days quarantine upon arrival. The first 10 days of which shall be observed in a quarantine facility (BOQ Certificate holding accredited quarantine hotels in Manila) while the remaining 4 days shall be home quarantine in their respective local government units of destination.

Q: Where can I go quarantine near Manila?
A: There are many quarantine hotels in Manila that OFWs, Non-OFWs, and eligible foreigners can book. See below the areas in Manila where you can quarantine.

  1. Quezon City
  2. Manila
  3. Pasay
  4. Makati 
  5. Caloocan
  6. Taguig
  7. Muntinlupa
  8. Mandaluyong
  9. Ortigas 
  10. Las Piñas

Q: What are the recommended number of days to stay in accredited quarantine hotels in Manila?
A: The recommended stay duration for guests at quarantine hotels Philippines is at least 10 nights as per the recent update from IATF.

Q: What is stringent quarantine Philippines?
A: All arriving international travelers would be put in stringent quarantine facility if

  • You’re are showing COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Your country of origin or lay-over is one where there is a high level of community transmission.

Under stringent quarantine:

  • You’ll be under the supervision of the Bureau of Quarantine Philippines in a facility that has been specifically designated for travelers coming from areas with high levels of community transmission. 
  • You’ll also be given a real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test as opposed to a rapid antibody test.
  • The coast guard and quarantine personnel will collect swabs for a PCR test at either the airport where you arrived or the quarantine facility you’ll be housed in. This will be done in coordination with a testing laboratory. 

Q: Can foreigners enter the Philippines?
A: Yes as long as you are among those who are eligible to enter the Philippines. But foreigners are not allowed to enter the Philippines for leisure purposes, please check the list of eligible travelers allowed in the Philippines.

Q: How to get DOH – BOQ Quarantine Certificate?
A: Overseas Filipinos can request a copy of their DOH-BOQ Quarantine Certificate by filling in the correct details on this website https://quarantinecertificate.com/. The Quarantine Certificate can then be downloaded for use and records.

For more details about ROF, OWs, and OFWs Returning to Philippines Guidelines and Quarantine hotel bookings amid COVID-19, please refer to our COVID-19 Support Page & FAQs.

Q: Are the ZEN Rooms Quarantine hotels in Manila only accommodating non-OFWs?
A: ZEN Rooms Quarantine Hotels in Manila are accepting all Returning overseas Filipinos (includes both Non-OFW and OFW travelers and others.). Accommodation for OFWs is provided by OWWA while the remaining travelers should follow all the Non OFW returning to Philippines Quarantine Guidelines mentioned above in the blog.


FAQs About Travelers Coming from the US

Q: Are US citizens permitted to travel Philippines?
A: No. Travel restrictions Philippines are still in place so any Philippine international travel, including those coming from the US, is not permitted.

Additional information and travel advisory Philippines also are available on the Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI) website. All arriving passengers remain subject to guidelines set by the Philippines’ Inter-Agency Task Force Against Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) in Resolution Nos. 97, 98, and 103.

According to the US Department of State, all decisions to grant or deny entry to the Philippines are made by BI staff at the port of entry upon arrival in the Philippines. Contact the nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate in the United States for additional information prior to booking your tickets. 

Q: Are US citizens required to quarantine in Philippines?
A: Yes. Per the latest Philippines travel update, quarantine in Philippines is still required not only for US citizens but for ALL travelers entering the Philippines. The duration of quarantine Philippines is 7 to 14 days in a government-controlled hotel/facility. Individuals granted permission to travel PH by the Philippine authorities must have a confirmed booking for at least seven days at a hotel accredited by the Department of Tourism and Bureau of Quarantine while waiting for their COVID-19 test results. US citizens must stay at the booked hotel until they receive a Bureau of Quarantine Philippines medical certificate.

Check below for our top picks of accredited hotels for quarantine in Manila by ZEN Rooms.

  1. ZEN Rooms Basic Dian St. Makati (from P2,100/night) – Budget Quarantine Hotel in Makati
  2. ZEN Rooms Aloha Manila Bay (from P3100/night with 3 meals) – Best Budget 3-Star Hotel
  3. Time Travellers Hotel (from P2179/night) – Best Value for Money
  4. Nichols Airport Hotel (from P2500/night with 3 meals) – Hotel near the airport
  5. Time Travellers Tourist Inn (from PHP 2,010/night) – Best Value for Money
  6. Garden Plaza Hotel and Suites (from PHP 1,800/night) – Budget Quarantine Hotel in Manila
  7. El Rico Suites (from PHP 1,800/night) – Easy Access to CBD

Please click here for the full list of DOT and BOQ-accredited hotels for quarantine in Manila.

Q: Are commercial flights operating?
A: Yes. However, commercial flights are limited throughout the country like the Philippines to USA flights. To know about the flight updates, check Manila International Airport Authority’s (MIAA) Facebook page for the scheduled international flights. 

Q: Are RT-PCR and/or antigen tests available for US citizens in the Philippines?
A: Yes. RT-PCR and antigen (rapid) testing are readily available throughout the Philippines, including at Department of Health (DOH) accredited testing centers. Payment is on cash-only basis by the US citizen prior to testing. Costs vary according to the test given and the medical facility.

Q: Are consular offices operation?
A: Yes but limited due to the lockdown. If your place is under ECQ Philippines, make sure to check first with the consular office before visiting. See the details below:

  • American Citizen Services:  Limited non-emergency services are available by appointment only at U.S. Embassy in Manila and at the Consular Agency in Cebu. We are not providing walk-in service at either location. Emergency services remain available at both locations.
  • Visa Services:  Limited visa services are available by appointment only at the U.S. Embassy in Manila. Visit the Embassy’s visa alert page for updates on visa services and operations.

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This post about quarantine hotels in Manila and OFW quarantine is last updated on March 31, 2021. The information mentioned in this blog is not permanent and is subject to change based on updated travel and health guidelines.

Last modified: 23:59 Step-22th-2021