Updated 2021 Quarantine Hotels in Manila List with Guidelines & FAQs

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As per the revised guidelines per IATF -MEID Resolution No. 97, Series of 2021, all arriving passengers shall present pre-booked accommodation for at least 7 nights in an accredited quarantine hotel in Manila. These pre-booked hotels need to be accredited and approved by the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ Certificate hotels), the Department of Health (DOH), and the Department of Tourism (DOT). Travelers can choose from an accredited ZEN Rooms Quarantine Hotel in Manila listed below for pre-booking.

Book DOT BOQ 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, then you choose from our affordable quarantine hotels in Manila.

  1. Nichols Airport Hotel (starting from P2500/night with 3 meals)
  2. Broadway Court QC (starting from P1200/night)
  3. ZEN Rooms Mabini Ermita (starting from P1900/night)
  4. ZEN Rooms Aloha Manila Bay (starting from P3100/night with 3 meals)
  5. ZEN Rooms Basic Dian St. Makati (starting from P2,100/night)
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1. 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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2. Broadway Court QC

Broadway Court Quarantine Hotel

Price range: Starting from PHP 1,200/night

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Address: 16 Broadway Ave., New Manila, Quezon City, Manila 1112, Philippines

Amenities: Cool AC, Hot Shower, Spotless Bed, 24/7 Care, Low rates, Flat Screen TV, Telephone in Room, and Study Desk

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3. ZEN Rooms Mabini Ermita

ZEN Rooms Mabini Quarantine Hotel

Price range: Starting from PHP 1,200/night – PHP 2,100/night

Address: 1000 A. Mabini St, Ermita, San Juan, 1000 Metro Manila, Philippines

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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. ZEN Rooms Aloha Manila Bay

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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5. ZEN Rooms Basic Dian St. Makati

ZEN Rooms Basic Dian

Price range: Starting from PHP 2,100/night

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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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Why choose ZEN Rooms for Quarantine Stays

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

  • Accredited by the Department of Tourism and Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ Certificate approved 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

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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. 

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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:

Mandatory Basic Documents Required For All Guests

1Booking confirmation email/voucher
2The physical credit/debit card used in case of card prepaid bookings
3Valid 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 Required based on individual categories for Quarantine Stays:

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 ForeignersMedical 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

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

Essential WorkersWork ID/Permit, Valid Gov’t ID, Certificate of Employment, Medical Certificate, PRC ID
Stranded EmployeesTransportation 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.

What’s in this Quarantine Philippines Guide?

To help incoming travelers to the Philippines, we have listed the latest quarantine guidelines and procedures for when you arrive in the Philippines including pre-booking the best Quarantine hotels in Manila.

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  1. Latest Travel Update: Arriving Passengers in the Philippines
  2. Eligible Travelers allowed in the Philippines
  3. Booking Accredited Quarantine Hotels in Manila
  4. Travel Guidelines for Incoming Travelers to the Philippines
  5. Types of Quarantine (Mandatory + Stringent)
  6. Quarantine in Philippines FAQs

Latest Travel Update Philippines: Effective Feb 1, 2021

As per the revised guidelines per IATF -MEID Resolution No. 97, Series of 2021, all arriving passengers shall present a pre-booked accommodation for at least 7 days at a BOQ accredited Quarantine Hotel in Manila.

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Eligible Travelers allowed to travel to the Philippines

Passenger TypeDocumentary and Other Requirements (must be presented upon booking, check-in, and to the Immigration Officer upon arrival in the Philippines)
Filipino nationals1) Philippine Passport
2) Proof of citizenship
3) Pre-booked quarantine hotel accredited by Tourism and Health Agencies for at least 7 nights
4) RT-PCR Test on the 6th day of arrival/quarantine (at traveler’s expense, except for OFWs, which shall be shouldered by OWWA/LMAs)
Non-Filipino/Foreign spouse4 and children5 or children with special needs5  of a Filipino nationalIf traveling with Filipino national:
1) Foreign Passport only.
2) 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-EID3
If not traveling with Filipino national, Filipino national is currently residing in the Philippines at the intended date of travel:
1) Foreign Passport with Philippine valid entry visa or long-term visa
2) 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-EID3
Non-Filipino/Foreign parent of a minor Filipino child5  (below 18  years old) or a child with special needs5  (regardless of age)1) Foreign Passport with Philippine valid entry visa or long-term visa
2) Authentic birth certificate of the minor Filipino child or child with special needs
– Must meet the additional conditions of the IATF-EID3
Former Filipinos (Balikbayan Program), Dual Citizens1) Foreign Passport AND actual valid, old, or expired Philippine Passport; OR
2) Foreign Passport AND any of the following documents:
– Authentic Birth Certificate
– Identification Certificate
– Certificate of Reacquisition/Retention/Recognition
– Those with previous immigration arrival stamp with Balikbayan status (BB/RA6768) must be accompanied with any of the 3 documents above
– Must meet the additional conditions of the IATF-EID3
Spouse4 /Children5 of Former Filipino Nationals (Balikbayan Program)If traveling with Filipino national:
1) Foreign Passport only, no visa needed
2) Any of the following:
– For spouses: authentic marriage certificate
– For children (regardless of age): the authentic birth certificate
– Must meet the additional conditions of the IATF-EID3
If not traveling with Filipino national, Filipino national is currently residing in the Philippines at the intended date of travel:
1) Foreign Passport with Philippine valid entry visa or long-term visa
2) 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-EID3
Accredited foreign government and international organization officials and their dependents1) 9(E) visa
2)Subject to arrival and quarantine procedures set by the Philippine Department of Health
3) No need for DFA authorization/endorsement
Non-Filipino/Foreign seafarers with 9(c) visa1) Foreign Passport/Seaman’s Book
2) Must meet the additional conditions of the IATF-EID3
Non-Filipino/Foreign nationals in possession of valid certificates 1) Recognition Certificate (RC) OR
2) Citizenship Retention and Reacquisition Act of 2003 (CRPC) under RA9225 Certificate
Non-Filipino/Foreign nationals with an eligible long-term visa 1) Eligible Visas (no need for DFA authorization/endorsement):
– 9(D) visa (Treaty trader visa)
– Section 13 series of Commonwealth Act No. 613, as amended (13 quota, 13A, 13B, 13C, 13D, 13E, 13G visas)
– RA 7919 visa (The Social Integration Act of 1995)
– EO 324 visa
– Native Born (NB) visa
– Temporary Resident Visa relative to Section 13 of CA 613, as amended (based on Memorandum Order (MO) No. ADD-01-038/ ADD 02-015 [Indians])
– MCL-07-021 Permanent Resident Visa based on Section 13(a) of CA 613 under MO No. MCL-07-021
– EO 226 Visa, to include Special Investor’s Resident Visa (SIRV) under EO 226 (not applicable to SIRV under EO 63)
– RA8756 visa
– 47(a)2 Visa issued by the Department of Justice
– Visas issued by the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport Authority, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan, Cagayan Economic Zone Authority, and Clark Development Corporation
– Section 9(G) of CA No. 613, as amended, and who departed the Philippines starting December 17, 2020 or later, must present a valid ACR I-Card and ECC-SRC (Special Return Certificate). Those who departed before December 17, 2020 must hold a DFA authorization/endorsement.
2) Other Eligible Visas but needing DFA authorization/endorsement):
– SRRV EO10379(A) visa
– Must meet the additional conditions of the IATF-EID3
Those with valid and existing visas at the time of entry and who were not permitted to enter the country under previous IATF resolutions1) Foreign Passport with valid visa
2) Must meet the additional conditions of the IATF-EID3

Conditions of the IATF-EID:

  • Must have a valid and existing visa at the time of entry unless otherwise stated in the table above
  • With pre-booked accredited quarantine facility/hotel for at least 6 nights at the traveler’s expense;
  • Must undergo RT-PCR testing on the 6th day of quarantine. Non-OFWs and non-Filipinos on PAL flights arriving in Manila will be swabbed by Detoxicare Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory.
  • Subject to the maximum capacity of inbound passengers as set by the National Task Force for COVID-19.

4 Only marriages under the provisions of the Philippine Family Code shall be honored.

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5 For adopted children, please prepare additional documentary proof (e.g., adoption papers).

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.

Information Source: Philippines Airlines

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ROFs, Foreign Nationals, and non-OFWs Returning To The Philippines Quarantine (Guidelines)

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Quarantine Guidelines in the Philippines

The Department of Health (DOH) issued on May 1, 2020 interim guidelines (also known as ROF, OWs, and OFWs returning to the Philippines quarantine guidelines) for quarantine and testing procedures for all arriving international passengers in the Philippines. 

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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 accredited hotels in Manila by the Department of Tourism (DOT) and Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ Certificate approved hotels).

What is Mandatory Quarantine Philippines?

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You’ll be under mandatory quarantine if:

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  • You’re not showing COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Your country of origin or lay-over has not been classified as an area with a high level of community transmission of the disease.

Under mandatory quarantine:

  • You’ll be taken care of by Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) or the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in a mandatory quarantine facility separate from those observing stringent quarantine. 
  • You will undergo a rapid test by a designated medical team in coordination with the BOQ. 
  • If there are enough supplies or if the National Task Force COVID-19 permits, PCR testing may be done. 

What is Stringent Quarantine Philippines?

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You’ll be under stringent quarantine if:

  • You’re 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:

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  • You’ll be under the supervision of the Bureau of Quarantine Philippines in a quarantine 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. 

For more information on Quarantine Stays in Manila and in the Philippines, 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. If you fall under any of the above conditions, please book a stringent quarantine hotel in Manila below.


Frequently Asked Questions: Quarantine in the Philippines

ZEN Rooms Booking Related Queries

Q: Can guests book 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.

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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?

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 additional charge.

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Q: Is Pay at the hotel available at ZEN Rooms?

A: Yes, 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?

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A: Yes, short-duration stays are allowed. However, guests staying for quarantine purposes are recommended to book for at least 7-14 days since that is the maximum time it may take for their COVID-19 test results to come. Additionally, stay extension would be 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 DOH DOT BOQ accredited hotels for Quarantine list.

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For more questions about booking from list of accredited hotels for quarantine in Manila at ZEN Rooms you may visit this FAQ page

General Queries

Q: What are the best accredited quarantine hotels in Manila?

A: ZEN Rooms has a lot of Manila quarantine hotels near the airport that you can choose from depending on the type of your quarantine needs.

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List of DOH accredited hotels for Quarantine in Manila

  1. ZEN Rooms Aloha Manila Bay (budget 3-star quarantine hotel)
  2. Nichols Airport Hotel (5 mins from airport)
  3. ZEN Rooms Broadway Court QC (cheapest quarantine hotel)
  4. ZEN Rooms Mabini Ermita (best value for money)

Q: What are the locations of OFW Philippines stay?

A: If you’re looking for cheap quarantine hotels in Manila, you can book hotels for mandatory quarantine Manila at these areas: 

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  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 quarantine facility / hotel for guests during quarantine?

A: The recommended stay duration for guests at quarantine hotels Philippines is at least 7 days days since this is the average maximum time it may take for your COVID test results to come. However if guests are undergoing a stringent quarantine, then they are required to undergo 14-day quarantine at stringent quarantine hotels.

Q: What is stringent quarantine Philippines?

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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?

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A: The following category of foreigners are allowed to enter the Philippines:

  1. Section 13 series visa of the Philippine Immigration Act, as amended (13 visa, 13(a) visa, 13(b) visa, 13(c) visa, 13(d) visa, 13(e) visa and 13(g) visa)
  2. Foreign nationals who have been granted a legal residence status under The Alien Social Integration Act of 1995 or RA 7919
  3. EO 324 visa
  4. Native-born
  1. Pre-requisite must-haves for above category foreigners who are entering the Philippines
  2. Valid and existing visas at the time of entry. No new 9(a) entry visa application shall be accepted;
  3. Pre-booking with accredited quarantine hotels in Manila and facility;
  4. Pre-booking with a COVID-19 testing provider;

Please note: Conditions are also subject to the maximum capacity of inbound passengers at the port and date of entry.

Q: How to get DOH – BOQ Quarantine Certificate?

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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 hotels accommodating only for OFW Quarantine?

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A: ZEN Rooms hotels are accepting all international tourists applicable including Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs), Overseas Workers (OWs), and Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and furthermore in future based on govt. guidelines. In summary, non-ofw returning to the Philippines are also being catered as per the guidelines.

ZEN Rooms Customer Care:

Customer Care Support is available every day from 9:00-18:00 (GMT +8).
For faster service, please contact us through website chat.
Alternatively, you can also email us at [email protected] or you can submit a request here.

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To find out more stringent quarantine and mandatory quarantine hotels, here’s the updated full list of quarantine hotels in Manila accredited by the Bureau of Quarantine

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Post-Last Updated on Feb 19, 2021. The information mentioned in this blog is not permanent and is subject to change based on updated travel and health guidelines.

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