2021 Travel PH Guide for US Citizens and Other Foreign Nationals

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Planning to travel PH soon? As per the latest guidelines of the government, Philippines travel for foreigners is not yet allowed amid the pandemic. However, there are certain exemptions that you will see as you read on. This blog contains an extensive guide for all foreign nationals who wish to travel to the Philippines. We have also dedicated a section for US citizens containing all the necessary information that both the US Department of State has released.

In this blog, we are covering the information about travel advisory Philippines, requirements, travel restrictions Philippines, best places to visit in Philippines, and more.

What’s inside this blog?

Travel PH General Updates

Update as of July 16, 2021: BI Bans Travelers from Indonesia Until July 31

Starting 12:01 am on July 16, the Bureau of Immigration will be implementing a temporary travel ban to passengers coming from Indonesia until July 31.

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Other countries included in the travel ban list are India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, United Arab Emirates, and Oman.  

The Department of Health (DOH) said it is eyeing to recommend including Malaysia and Thailand in the travel ban list amid the threat of the Delta variant of the virus that causes coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Source: Manila Bulletin; Bureau of Immigration


Update as of June 30, 2021: Government allows 7-day quarantine for fully vaccinated persons from ‘green’ countries.

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Individuals who were fully vaccinated abroad entering the Philippines from “green” or low-risk countries are now allowed to undergo a seven-day quarantine period starting July 1, Malacañang said.

The 57 countries and jurisdictions are as follows:

  1. Albania
  2. American Samoa
  3. Anguilla
  4. Antigua and Barbuda
  5. Australia
  6. Benin
  7. Belize
  8. The British Virgin Islands
  9. Brunei
  10. Burkina Faso
  11. Burundi
  12. Cayman Islands
  13. Chad
  14. China
  15. Cote d’ Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
  16. Eswatini
  17. Falkland Islands
  18. French Polynesia
  19. Gambia
  20. Ghana
  21. Greenland
  22. Grenada
  23. Hong Kong
  24. Iceland
  25. Isle of Man
  26. Israel
  27. Laos
  28. Liberia
  29. Malawi
  30. Malta
  31. Marshall Islands
  32. Mauritius
  33. Micronesia
  34. Montserrat
  35. Morocco
  36. Mozambique
  37. New Caledonia
  38. New Zealand
  39. Niger
  40. Nigeria
  41. Northern Mariana Islands
  42. Palau
  43. Rwanda
  44. Saba
  45. Saint Barthelemy
  46. Saint Kitts and Nevis
  47. Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  48. Sierra Leone
  49. Senegal
  50. Singapore
  51. Sint Eustatius
  52. South Korea
  53. Taiwan
  54. Togo
  55. Turks and Caicos Islands (UK)
  56. Vietnam
  57. Zimbabwe

Full details and requirements here.


Update as of June 21, 2021: The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has clarified that passengers arriving from abroad who have been fully vaccinated in the Philippines are still required to present a seven-day booking in a government-accredited quarantine facility upon their return.

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Morente reminded the departing fully vaccinated passengers to bring their vaccination cards as these will be presented to officials of the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) at the airport upon their return.

He also advised the passengers to secure a certification that they have been fully vaccinated before their departure from the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) or city/municipal health officer of their local government unit (LGU).

According to the IATF, a passenger is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after he or she has received the second dose (or first dose for single-dose type) of a vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that had been issued an authorization by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Morente added that those who have yet to be vaccinated, or those vaccinated abroad, will still be required to present a 10-day quarantine booking.

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Update as of June 4, 2021: All individuals who are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 who have been inoculated in the Philippines can leave and enter the country with a shorter quarantine period of seven (7) days upon return, Malacañang said.

This is shorter than the 14-day mandatory quarantine required of arriving travelers in general. In the arrival protocols that covered all arriving persons, they must quarantine in a facility for 10 days and do a four-day quarantine in their homes or destinations.

This does not cover foreign nationals, overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and Filipinos who have been fully vaccinated abroad. 

Currently, only Filipinos returning abroad and a few types of foreigners are allowed to enter the country.

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REQUIREMENTS

  1. Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, administered in the Philippines
  2. Must present their vaccination card upon arrival which will be verified prior to departure, and must be presented to a Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) representative for re-verification at the Department of Transportation (DoTr) One-Stop Shop upon arrival
  3. RT-PCR test shall only be done when the individual manifests COVID-19 symptoms within the 7-day quarantine
  4. This does not cover foreign nationals, overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and Filipinos who have been fully vaccinated abroad

Source: Philippine Star; Rappler


The Philippine government has imposed travel restrictions Philippines, suspending the entry of all foreign nationals through May 31, 2021. Only 1,500 per day inbound international passengers are allowed to enter the country.

Whether you’re planning to travel to Philippines from US or other countries, you will not be allowed to travel PH unless you’re one of those exempted.

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See below for the full list of the following individuals who are exempted from the entry ban provided they have a valid visa at the time of entry:

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 TypeRequirements
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 nationalIf traveling with Filipino national:
– Foreign Passport only, no visa needed1
– 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


QUARANTINE CLASSIFICATIONS (effective until May 31, 2021)
Read these classifications if you’re planning to visit Philippines anytime soon, to avoid delays and hassles.

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

General Community Quarantine (GCQ)

  • 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)
Santiago City, Quirino, Ifugao, and Zamboanga City.

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

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General Travel Advisory Philippines

Pursuant to the implementation of ECQ to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, holiday to Philippines or other trips to Philippines for leisure purposes are not allowed. Please be guided by the following travel restrictions Philippines imposed on Foreign Travelers. 

Please note that this information is constantly changing so make sure to check DFA’s website and pages for updates.

  • Entry of foreign nationals is restricted effective May 31.
  • All issuance for entry visas for visa-required foreign nationals are suspended while all previously-issued visas are cancelled, except those issued to the following:
    • Foreign Government and International Organization officials accredited to the Philippines
    • Foreign Spouse and children of Filipino nationals

For more details on the travel restrictions Philippines, please visit https://dfa.gov.ph/dfa-news/statements-and-advisoriesupdate

Source: Department of Foreign Affairs

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US Department of State: Travel Advisory Philippines

In the April 20, 2021 Philippines Travel Advisory released by the US Department of State, the advisory is Level 4: Do Not Travel.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for the Philippines due to a very high level of COVID-19 in the country. 

According to the travel advisory: 

  • Do not travel to PH due to COVID-19. Additionally, exercise increased caution due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, and kidnapping. 
  • Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.   

Do Not Travel to:

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  • The Sulu Archipelago, including the southern Sulu Sea, due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, and kidnapping.
  • Marawi City in Mindanao due to terrorism and civil unrest.

Reconsider Travel to:

  • Other areas of Mindanao due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, and kidnapping.

Source: U.S. Department of State


Philippines Travel Guidelines and Process

To ensure everyone’s health and safety, here are the rules and requirements you must take note of when you’re planning to travel PH.

Here are the things that foreign nationals who will travel to Philippines now must know:

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Before your trip to Philippines

1. Register to the following E-CIF from point of origin for a unique QR Code to be presented to One Stop Shop (OSS) upon arrival in the Philippines

Terminal 2 PAL Passengers:
Pre-Registration for RT-PCR Test in Manila

Terminal 1 & Terminal 3
Foreign Airlines:
https://www.padlab.ph/DLS/eCIFv8

2. Pre-book at Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) accredited ZEN Rooms Quarantine Hotel (list on this blog) for at least 10 days from your arrival date and for non-OFWs and foreign nationals, prepare additional cash for RT-PCR Testing and transportation expenses.

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At the airport

3. Upon arrival at the airport, submit the accomplished Health Declaration Form to the BOQ. Before anything else, make sure you’re allowed to travel to the PH. Refer to our list above of eligible passengers to travel to Philippines now.

4. Proceed to the OSS Briefing Area for a briefing by the Philippine Coast Guard on quarantine protocols and distribution of Affidavit of Undertaking.

5. Proceed to the Department of Tourism (DOT) Desk for validation of quarantine hotel facility.

6. Proceed to Private Laboratory Desk for processing of data and pay for RT-PCR Testing to be conducted at your chosen quarantine hotel facility.

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7. Proceed to the Bureau of Immigration (Bl) for clearance and passport checks.

8. Retrieve your luggage(s)

9. Submit duly accomplished Affidavit of Undertaking and PCG

10. Get airport taxi to your chosen quarantine facility/hotels and observe strict quarantine procedure

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While on quarantine

11. While on quarantine, plan, consider and prepare the following:

  • Airline or bus ticket
  • Letter of Acceptance from your own local government unit (I-GU)
  • Travel Pass from any PNP Office at point of Departure

12. On the 7th day after arrival, take RT-PCR Swab Test at the quarantine facility by the assigned COVID-19 Private laboratory. Continue observing strict quarantine protocols while waiting for test results. 

13. Upon receipt of a negative RT-PCR result via email, wait for the BOQ Health Certificate indicating the actual number of days on quarantine. 

14. To check out, present yourself to the quarantine hotel facility in-charge with documents mentioned in item 13.

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Coordinating with LGU

15. Upon clearance, avail of authorized transportation to your final destination. Do not loiter around and expose yourself to possible sources of transmission. Your delay in reporting to your I-GU can be a ground for imposition of another 14 days quarantine. Always observe health protocols during your travel.

16. Upon arrival in your locality, report to your Barangay Officials for accounting and instructions. Your LGIJ has been informed earlier about your arrival through a DILG mechanism.

17. Complete home quarantine at your Barangay to complete the required 14 days quarantine or as your LGU instructs.

18. Once released from quarantine by I-GU, continue observing minimum health standards like wearing of face mask, maintaining physical distance and washing of hands. 

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For Foreign Maritime Travel:  In a press release by the Bureau of Immigration, foreign seafarers with valid visas are allowed to enter the country. Said seafarers are those that would be undergoing crew change at the country’s green lanes. BI Bay Service Section Chief Alnazib Decampong shared that green lanes were launched by the government in a bid to promote the Philippines as a hub for crew change for international maritime vessels and facilitate the movement of sailors in the region during the pandemic.


Philippines Travel Guidelines for U.S. Citizens

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Since the Philippine international travel guidelines change regularly, US citizens who will travel to Manila must check the updates first.

US citizens must have a visa to travel to Philippines from US for all travel purposes, including tourism holiday to Philippines. Travelers must receive a visa from a Philippine embassy or consulate prior to traveling to the Philippines. 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.

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  • Travelers to the Philippines will be subject to COVID testing and quarantine for 14 days. More information on the Philippines travel 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.

You can find information on dual nationality, prevention of international child abduction, customs regulations, and other Philippines travel updates concerning US citizens on the US Department of State’s website.

For Maritime Travel: Mariners planning travel to Philippines now 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.

Quarantine Hotels in Manila

As mentioned above, arriving foreign tourists in Philippines are required to undergo mandatory quarantine at government-approved quarantine facilities. According to the travel advisory Philippines, the first 10 days of which shall be observed in a quarantine facility (BOQ Certificate holding accredited quarantine hotels in Manila). Check below for our top picks of quarantine hotels in Manila by ZEN Rooms.

  1. Nichols Airport Hotel (from P2500/night with 3 meals)
  2. Broadway Court Apartelle (from P1200/night)
  3. Time Travellers Hotel (from P1900/night)
  4. ZEN Rooms Aloha Manila Bay (from P3100/night with 3 meals)
  5. ZEN Rooms Basic Dian St. Makati (from P2,100/night)
  6. Time Travellers Tourist Inn (from PHP 2,010/night)

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

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US to Philippines Flight Status

Before you book your trip to Philippines, you must know that only 1,500 per day inbound international passengers are allowed to travel to Philippines from US and other foreign countries. To know the international flights status to Philippines including  LAX to Philippines flights, Narita to Manila, Taipei to Manila, and others, you can check your respective airline’s social media pages and website as they regularly give Philippine travel updates.

If you want to check your US to Philippines flight, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) also updates its Facebook page with scheduled international flights. 


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

If you have booked a ticket for your travel to Philippines from US or from other countries, read the following tips to ensure your safety and to avoid delays or hassles at the airport.

  1. Before your flight for your trip to Philippines, make sure you have read the traveling to Philippines 2021 updates and prepared the travel requirements.
  2. Carefully review your eligibility and the required documents for travel to Philippines from US or from other countries. You may be allowed to visit Philippines, 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 Philippines or any destination in the beautiful Philippines open for travel, check with your destinations’ tourism office first before planning a trip because the travel advisory today Philippines may be different from the advisory the next day.

Best Tourist Spots in the Philippines

When the Philippines is open for tourism, plan a holiday to Philippines to enjoy the beautiful wonders of nature that the world is talking about. With so many beautiful attractions, you’ll never regret visiting Philippines. 

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And when the time comes you can take an adventure again, travel PH and explore all the most beautiful places in the Philippines we’ve compiled.

  1. Palawan – One of the best islands in the world. There’s no doubt that Palawan is considered one of the top beautiful places in the Philippines because of its lagoons, lakes, and amazing beaches. Coron and El Nido are some places in the Philippines open for tourism now.
  2. Batanes – Perfect for nature-lovers as it offers breathtaking views of the mountains, hills, and the sea. Batanes is the destination that will make you witness how beautiful Philippines is.
  3. Boracay – This is one of the best places to visit in Philippines if you love the beach because it has the whitest and finest sand in the Philippines. That’s why it’s not surprising that it’s listed among the world’s best islands by international travel magazines.
  4. Cebu – It is among the most popular places to visit in Philippines because of its perfect blending of city and island life. Cebu is among the places in the Philippines open for tourism now. Good thing is, Cebu travel requirements 2021 are not as strict as before. They don’t require Philippines tourists to take swab tests anymore. For the latest Philippine travel update, read this.
  5. Siargao – The Surfing Capital of the Philippines. If you’re aiming for an adventurous holiday to Philippines, this is the place to be. This tourist spot in the Philippines is now open for Philippines tourists.
  6. Ilocos – If you want a Philippines vacation that’s full of history and food trips, Ilocos is the place that will let you travel back in time and feed your hungry tummy.
  7. Manila – The Capital of the Philippines. Manila is every Philippines tourist’s jumpoff point where you can experience modern city living and so much more.
  8. Bohol – Where Chocolate Hills are found. Bohol is definitely one of the most unique places in the Philippines you must see. Bohol is currently open for domestic tourists. For more updates about traveling to Philippines 2021, read this.
  9. Tagaytay – This place is a popular Philippines vacation spot for a quick escape near Manila perfect for food trips and exploring nature. Read this travel advisory today Philippines for the latest updates.
  10. Batangas – One of beautiful places in the Philippines with the richest marine life. 

For a complete list of best tourist spots in the Philippines, read this blog: Philippine Travel Guide: 70+ Philippines Tourist Spots That Will Take Your Breath Away


Frequently Asked Questions About Philippines Travel

Q: Are US citizens permitted to travel PH?
A: Yes. Travel restrictions in the Philippines are still in place so any travel to Philippines from US or other foreign countries is not permitted.

Additional information and travel advisory today 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.

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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 ASAP tickets Philippines to be able to travel to Manila. 

Q: Are US citizens required to quarantine?
A: Yes. Per the latest travel update Philippines, quarantine is still required not only for US citizens but for ALL travelers entering the Philippines. The duration of quarantine 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 Philippine Bureau of Quarantine medical certificate.

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

  1. Nichols Airport Hotel (from P2500/night with 3 meals)
  2. Broadway Court QC (from P1200/night)
  3. Time Travellers Hotel (from P1900/night)
  4. ZEN Rooms Aloha Manila Bay (from P3100/night with 3 meals)
  5. ZEN Rooms Basic Dian St. Makati (from P2,100/night)
  6. Time Travellers Tourist Inn (from PHP 2,010/night)

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

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Q: Are commercial flights operating?
A: Yes. However, commercial flights are limited throughout the country from the Philippines to USA flights. To know about the popular routes like LAX to Philippines flights, Narita to Manila, Taipei to Manila, and others; check Manila International Airport Authority’s (MIAA) Facebook page for the scheduled international flights before your PH travel.

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 vaccines available in the Philippines for US citizens to receive? 
A: Yes, but circumstances may be limited. Make sure to contact your Local Government Unit (LGU) for information on whether you qualify to receive the vaccine and the timeline for distribution. Dual US-Philippine citizens should be eligible as Philippine citizens for vaccination under local programs. US citizens who are residents of the Philippines should contact their LGU for information about the vaccination program in their area. US citizens working for private companies in the Philippines should inquire with their employers about vaccine distribution plans for staff. For more information, see the Philippine DOH Beat COVID-19 website.

Q: Are consular offices operation?
A: Yes but limited. See the details below:

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  • 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.

Q: Where can I get updates on Philippines to USA flight?
A: For updates on Philippines to USA flight, check Manila International Airport Authority’s (MIAA) Facebook page. Aside from the flight status, you can also find some updates about the travel restrictions Philippines here.

Q: Is Philippines open for tourism?
A: Currently, there are still travel restriction in the Philippines but there are some domestic Philippines tourist spots that are open for travelers depending the classification of quarantine placed in the destinations. For your guide, here are the current quarantine classifications according to the Philippine government:

Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) through April 30, 2021
Only essential travel is allowed. Foreign tourists are still prohibited from visiting for leisure purposes.

  • Puerto Princesa City – five barangays

Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) through April 30, 2021
Only essential travel PH is allowed. Al Fresco dining is now allowed but foreign tourists are still prohibited from visiting for leisure purposes.

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  • Metro Manila, Rizal, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, Santiago City, Quirino Province, and Abra

General Community Quarantine (GCQ) through April 30, 2021
Leisure travel is allowed but limited. Guidelines vary per destination.

  • Luzon – The entire Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Cagayan, Isabela, and Nueva Vizcaya in Region II, Batangas, and Quezon Province;
  • Visayas –Tacloban City; and
  • Mindanao – Davao City, Iligan City, and Lanao Del Sur.

All other areas are under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ).
Leisure travel is allowed but limited. Guidelines vary per destination.

Q: Is Cebu open for travelers?
A: Yes, Cebu has reopened its doors to travelers. 

Q: What are the Cebu travel requirements 2021?
A: The Cebu travel requirements 2021 are as follow: 

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  1. Present a valid medical certificate issued by a reputable doctor within seven days prior to the travel date.
  2. Proof of pre-booking a resort or hotel establishment where he or she would stay during the duration of his or her visit. The resort or hotel establishment should be located within the province of Cebu and duly accredited by the Cebu Provincial Task Force
  3. Pass symptoms checking or screening at the point of departure and at the point of arrival.

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