Planning to travel PH soon? As per the latest guidelines of the government, foreign nationals traveling to the Philippines for business and tourism purposes may enter the country visa-free and stay in the Philippines for not more than 30 days. Read this for more details. provided that they are:

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

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Travel PH General Updates

Update as of March 7, 2022:


Effective February 2022, the Philippine government has allowed foreign nationals to travel to the Philippines for business and leisure purposes, provided that they are:

  • Are a citizen or national of a non-visa required country under Executive Order 408 s. 1960 (E.O. 408);
  • Are fully-vaccinated and able to provide sufficient proof of vaccination (except for minor children below 12 years of age), to include any of the following
  • Present a negative RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours prior to departure from (first) point of origin;
  • Have a valid return ticket or ticket to onward destination (not later than 30 days from the date of arrival in the Philippines);
  • Have passports valid for at least six months from the time of arrival in the Philippines; AND
  • Have obtained, prior to arrival, travel insurance for COVID-19 treatment costs from a reputable insurance company, with a minimum coverage of USD35,000, for the duration of their stay in the Philippines.

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
For fully-vaccinated Filipino nationals– Proof of vaccination
– Negative RT-PCR test within 48 hours prior to departure
– Philippine Passport
– Proof of citizenship
– Pre-booked quarantine hotel accredited by Tourism and Health Agencies for at least 10 days
– Travel insurance
– One Health Pass
Non-Filipino/Foreign spouse and children or children with special needs of a Filipino nationalIf traveling with Filipino a 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 child (below 18  years old) or a child with special need5 (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
  

For more information, read here and here.


QUARANTINE CLASSIFICATIONS (effective March 1-15 2022)
Read these classifications if you’re planning to visit Philippines anytime soon, to avoid delays and hassles.

Note: The Philippines has implanted a nationwide alert level system. Here’s what you should know.

  • Alert Level 1 – refers to areas wherein case transmission is low and
    decreasing, total bed utilization rate, and intensive care unit utilization rate
    is low.
  • Alert Level 2 – refers to areas wherein case transmission is low and
    decreasing, healthcare utilization is low, or case counts are low but
    increasing, or case counts are low and decreasing but total bed utilization
    rate and intensive care unit utilization rate is increasing.
  • Alert Level 3 – refers to areas wherein case counts are high and/or
    increasing, with total bed utilization rate and intensive care unit utilization
    rate at increasing utilization.
  • Alert Level 4 – refers to areas wherein case counts are high and/or
    increasing, with total bed utilization rate and intensive care unit utilization
    rate at high utilization.
  • Alert Level 5 – refers to areas wherein case counts are alarming, with total
    bed utilization rate and intensive care unit utilization rate at critical
    utilization.

Alert Level 1 Areas

  • NCR
  • Abra, Apayao, Baguio City and Kalinga in the Cordillera Administrative Region;
  • Dagupan City, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union and Pangasinan in Region I;
  • Batanes, Cagayan, City of Santiago, Isabela and Quirino in Region II;
  • Angeles City, Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Olongapo City, Pampanga and Tarlac in Region III;
  • Cavite and Laguna in Region IV-A;
  • Marinduque, Puerto Princesa City and Romblon in Region IV-B; and
  • Naga City and Catanduanes in Region V.

In the Visayas, also under Alert Level 1 from March 1 to 15, 2022 are:

  • Aklan, Bacolod City, Capiz and Guimaras in Region VI;
  • Siquijor in Region VII; and
  • Biliran in Region VIII.

In Mindanao, the following areas are likewise under Alert Level 1 from March 1 to 15, 2022:

  • Zamboanga City in Region IX;
  • Cagayan de Oro City and Camiguin in Region X; and
  • Davao City in Region XI.

Alert Level 2 Areas

For Luzon:

  • Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR): Benguet, Ifugao,
    Mountain Province;
  • Region II: Nueva Vizcaya;
  • Region III: Nueva Ecija, Zambales;
  • Region IV-A: Batangas, Lucena City, Quezon Province, Rizal;
  • Region IV-B: Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Palawan,
    and
  • Region V: Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Masbate,
    Sorsogon.

For Visayas:

  • Region VI: Antique, Iloilo City, Iloilo Province, Negros
    Occidental;
  • Region VII: Bohol, Cebu Province, Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu City,
    Mandaue City, Negros Oriental, and\
  • Region VIII: Eastern Samar, Leyte, Northern Samar, Ormoc City,
    Southern Leyte, Tacloban City, Western Samar.

For Mindanao:

  • Region IX: City of Isabela, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga del
    Norte, Zamboanga Sibugay;
  • Region X: Bukidnon, Iligan City, Lanao del Norte, Misamis
    Occidental, Misamis Oriental;
  • Region XI: Davao De Oro, Davao Del Sur, Davao Del Norte,
    Davao Oriental, Davao Occidental;
  • Region XII: General Santos City, North Cotabato, Sarangani,
    South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat;
  • Region XIII (CARAGA): Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur,
    Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Butuan City, Dinagat Islands;
    and
  • Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
    (BARMM): Basilan, Maguindanao, Sulu, Tawi-tawi, Cotabato
    City, Lanao Del Sur.

Source: IATF


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 allowed. Please be guided by the following travel restrictions Philippines imposed on Foreign Travelers. 

Beginning February 2022, proof of full vaccination shall be made a requirement for entry of all foreign nationals allowed to enter the Philippines.

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 allowed effective February 2022.

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

Source: Department of Foreign Affairs


US Department of State: Travel Advisory Philippines

In the January 31, 2022 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:

  • 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 the Philippines now must know:

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.

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.

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

While on quarantine

Note: As of March 2022, once admitted into the country, fully-vaccinated international arriving passengers are no longer required to observe mandatory facility quarantine but shall self-monitor for any COVID-19 signs and symptoms for seven (7) days, with Day 1 as the date of arrival in the Philippines.

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.

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.

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.

  • Travelers get a COVID-19 swab test 48 hours before their departure for the Philippines.
  • 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 of March 2022, the Philippines has lifted quarantine policy for fully-vaccinated travelers.

Passengers who are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, and those whose vaccination status cannot be verified will have to present a negative RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours prior to their flight to the Philippines.

They will be required to undergo facility quarantine and undergo another test on day 5. They may be released upon a negative result but will have to undergo home quarantine until day 14.

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.


US to Philippines Flight Status

Before you book your trip to Philippines, you must know that the government has eased travel protocol and policies for 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. 

All inbound travelers must complete the One Health Pass (OHP) One Registration Platform a few days before travel.


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 2022 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. 

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 2022 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 2022, 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.

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.

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: No. Per the latest travel update Philippines, quarantine is no longer required US citizens but for ALL travelers entering the Philippines as long as they’re fully-vaccinated. However, travelers must self-monitor for signs and symptoms within seven days with the date of arrival as their first day.

Unvaccinated or partially-vaccinated people may be required to undergo COVID testing and quarantine. 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.

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:

  • 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, restrictions have been eased 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:

Alert Level 1 Areas

  • NCR
  • Abra, Apayao, Baguio City and Kalinga in the Cordillera Administrative Region;
  • Dagupan City, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union and Pangasinan in Region I;
  • Batanes, Cagayan, City of Santiago, Isabela and Quirino in Region II;
  • Angeles City, Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Olongapo City, Pampanga and Tarlac in Region III;
  • Cavite and Laguna in Region IV-A;
  • Marinduque, Puerto Princesa City and Romblon in Region IV-B; and
  • Naga City and Catanduanes in Region V.

In the Visayas, also under Alert Level 1 from March 1 to 15, 2022 are:

  • Aklan, Bacolod City, Capiz and Guimaras in Region VI;
  • Siquijor in Region VII; and
  • Biliran in Region VIII.

In Mindanao, the following areas are likewise under Alert Level 1 from March 1 to 15, 2022:

  • Zamboanga City in Region IX;
  • Cagayan de Oro City and Camiguin in Region X; and
  • Davao City in Region XI.

Alert Level 2 Areas

For Luzon:

  • Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR): Benguet, Ifugao,
    Mountain Province;
  • Region II: Nueva Vizcaya;
  • Region III: Nueva Ecija, Zambales;
  • Region IV-A: Batangas, Lucena City, Quezon Province, Rizal;
  • Region IV-B: Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Palawan,
    and
  • Region V: Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Masbate,
    Sorsogon.

For Visayas:

  • Region VI: Antique, Iloilo City, Iloilo Province, Negros
    Occidental;
  • Region VII: Bohol, Cebu Province, Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu City,
    Mandaue City, Negros Oriental, and\
  • Region VIII: Eastern Samar, Leyte, Northern Samar, Ormoc City,
    Southern Leyte, Tacloban City, Western Samar.

For Mindanao:

  • Region IX: City of Isabela, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga del
    Norte, Zamboanga Sibugay;
  • Region X: Bukidnon, Iligan City, Lanao del Norte, Misamis
    Occidental, Misamis Oriental;
  • Region XI: Davao De Oro, Davao Del Sur, Davao Del Norte,
    Davao Oriental, Davao Occidental;
  • Region XII: General Santos City, North Cotabato, Sarangani,
    South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat;
  • Region XIII (CARAGA): Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur,
    Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Butuan City, Dinagat Islands;
    and
  • Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
    (BARMM): Basilan, Maguindanao, Sulu, Tawi-tawi, Cotabato
    City, Lanao Del Sur.

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 2022 are as follow: 

  1. Vaccination card
  2. Valid ID
  3. If partially-vaccinated or unvaccinated, present a valid medical certificate issued within twenty-four (24) hours issued by a reputable doctor within seven days prior to the travel date.
  4. 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
  5. Pass symptoms checking or screening at the point of departure and at the point of arrival.

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Find out the updated Cebu Travel Requirements 2022, the latest news on Cebu guidelines, and more in this complete travel guide.

Cebu is a melting pot for food, arts, culture, religion, and island life in the Philippines. The province does not disappoint its visitors with its stunning Cebu tourist spots and fun activities to try. But what really draws tourists to Cebu is the unique travel experience it offers as it is a place where the city and paradise meet.

If you want to know more about the Cebu Travel Requirements 2022, we’ve created this ultimate guide for tourists going to various parts of the province to make traveling easier and hassle-free.

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Updated News on Cebu Travel Guidelines 2022

Cebu is under Alert Level 1 until March 31, 2022.

Of all the tourist destinations in the Philippines, the province of Cebu is one of the first to implement lesser travel requirements so that tourists will have an easy and enjoyable experience. Read on to find out more about the travel requirements going to Cebu.

Cebu Travel Requirements 2022

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Before you visit the amazing Cebu, take note of all the important travel advisories, guidelines, and Cebu travel requirements to keep both tourists and locals safe.

Cebu Province Travel Requirements 2022

Interzonal travel within the entire island of Cebu is now permitted. All persons shall be allowed to travel to and from the Province of Cebu and the cities of Cebu, Mandaue, and Lapu-Lapu.

If fully vaccinated, all you need to show is your valid ID and vaccination card. However, if you’re unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, a medical certificate issued within 24 hours is required.

Cebu City Travel Requirements 2022

Cebu City, the Queen City of the South, complies with and implements the Alert Level System in the management of the public health emergency as mandated by pertinent IATF resolutions. Further, the city will strictly enforce and observe the guidelines and Cebu City travel requirements provided for Alert Level 2.

CEBU CITY TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS 2022 FOR FULLY VACCINATED INDIVIDUAL

  • Valid ID / Proof of identity bearing holder’s picture and signature
  • Official Vaccination Card

CEBU CITY TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS 2022 FOR UNVACCINATED OR INCOMPLETELY VACCINATED INDIVIDUAL

  • Valid ID
  • Negative RT-PCR Test Result from any DOH-accredited laboratories taken within seventy-two (72) hours; or
  • Negative Antigen/ Saliva Test Result from any DOH-accredited laboratories taken within forty-eight (48) hours

Lapu-Lapu City Travel Requirements 2022

  • Valid ID / Proof of identity bearing holder’s picture and signature

Mandaue City Travel Requirements 2022

MANDAUE CITY TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS 2022 FOR FULLY VACCINATED INDIVIDUAL

  • Valid ID / Proof of identity bearing holder’s picture and signature
  • Official Vaccination Card

MANDAUE CITY TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS 2022 FOR UNVACCINATED OR INCOMPLETELY VACCINATED INDIVIDUAL

  • Valid ID
  • Negative RT-PCR Test Result from any DOH-accredited laboratories taken within seventy-two (72) hours; or
  • Negative Antigen/ Saliva Test Result from any DOH-accredited laboratories taken within forty-eight (48) hours

For more updates and information on the latest Cebu travel requirements, visit these links: http://www.cebu.gov.ph/ and https://www.facebook.com/cebugovph.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Cebu Travel Requirements 2022

Q: Is Cebu accepting tourists now 2022?


A: Yes, Cebu is open for tourists now. Tourists must comply with the travel requirements to Cebu for them to enter the province.

Q: Do you need a swab test to go to Cebu 2022?


A: All fully vaccinated individuals traveling to the Province of Cebu are no longer required to present a negative RT-PCR Test Result, Rapid Antigen Test Result, or a medical certificate as a requirement for entry. But if you are not vaccinated or partially vaccinated, part of the travel requirements going to Cebu is to submit such.

Q: What are the requirements to travel to Cebu 2022?


A: Here’s a list of the general Cebu travel requirements:

  1. Valid ID
  2. If fully vaccinated: vaccination card or proof of vaccination through VaxCertPH.
  3. If unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, a negative RT-PCR test result taken within 72 hours, or a negative antigen/saliva test taken within 48 hours is required.

Q: Can I travel to Cebu now?
A: Yes. Cebu is open for tourism. Leisure travelers can now enter Cebu provided that they will follow the travel requirements to Cebu.

Q: Can US citizens travel to Cebu Philippines?
A: U.S. citizens must have a visa to enter the Philippines for all travel purposes, including tourism. Travelers must receive a visa from a Philippine embassy or consulate prior to traveling to the Philippines

Q: What are the Cebu to Manila travel requirements 2022?


A: If you’re looking for Cebu to Manila travel requirements 2022, see below to know the travelers allowed to enter Manila:

The following individuals shall be allowed point-to-point interzonal travel, including leisure travel, to areas under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) and/or Modified General Community Quarantine:

  1. Those below eighteen (18) years old;
  2. Fully vaccinated individuals over sixty-five (65) years of age;
  3. Fully vaccinated individuals with immunodeficiencies, comorbidities, or other health risks; and
  4. Fully vaccinated pregnant women

Q: What are the Manila to Cebu travel requirements 2022?


A: The Manila to Cebu travel requirements 2022 are the same as the general public as long as you are eligible to travel to Cebu. See below for the list of Cebu LGU travel requirements 2022: 

  • Valid ID
  • If fully vaccinated: vaccination card or proof of vaccination through VaxCertPH.

Know the travel guidelines of other places in the Philippines here: Travel Guidelines Philippines 2021: Open Destinations for Leisure Trips and Latest Philippine Travel Requirements

References of information written in this guide for tourists going to Cebu

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