Latest Philippines Travel Information

The information provided below was correct at the time of writing and is subject to change at any time. We recommend checking with relevant authorities before making any travel plans.

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International Travellers

International travellers are allowed into the Philippines only if they are coming from a country that is not travel-restricted or have only transitted through a travel-restricted country.

Foreign nationals either coming from or have been to travel-restricted countries may not enter the Philippines. Filipinos may enter under a repatriation programme but must undergo a 14-day facility based quarantine.

International travellers who are fully vaccinated (final dose delivered at least two weeks prior to arrival) on entering the Philippines and be able to show proof of their status will benefit from a reduced quarantine period. If they are arriving from a green list country and have been in a green list country for the previous 14 days, they will be required to complete a 7-day facility-based quarantine and take a PCR test on the 5th day.

If they are not vaccinated, cannot suitably prove vaccination status or are arriving from a green list country and/or haven’t been in a green list country for the previous 14 days they will need to complete a 10-day facility-based quarantine followed by a 4-day home quarantine. A PCR test would be required on day 7.

GREEN COUNTRIES
  • Albania
  • American Samoa
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chad
  • China
  • Comoros
  • Ivory Coast
  • Dominica
  • Djibouti
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Falkland Islands
  • Gabon
  • Gambia, The
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Hongkong SAR
  • Hungary
  • Kosovo
  • Laos
  • Mali
  • Marshall Islands
  • Micronesia, Federated States of
  • Moldova
  • Montserrat
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • North Macedonia
  • Northern Mariana Island
  • Palau
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Saba
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Singapore
  • Sint Eustatius
  • Slovakia
  • Taiwan
  • Togo

ALL travellers from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand are prohibited from entering the Philippines from June 1 to August 15, 2021. 

Quarantine Levels in the Philippines

Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ)

Effective until 15th August:

  • National Capital Region (until August 20)
  • Bataan (until August 22)
  • Laguna
  • Iloilo City
  • Cagayan De Oro
  • Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental

Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ)

Effective until 15th August:

  • Cavite
  • Lucena City
  • Rizal
  • Iloilo Province
  • Apayao
  • Aklan
  • Ilocos Norte
  • Lapu-Lapu City
  • Mandaue City
  • Cebu City

General Community Quarantine (GCQ) with heightened restrictions

Effective until 15th August:

  • Batangas
  • Quezon
  • Bulacan
  • Ilocos Sur
  • Cagayan
  • Lucena City
  • Naga City, Bicol
  • Antique
  • Bacolod City
  • Capiz
  • Cebu Province
  • Negros Oriental
  • Zamboanga Del Sur
  • Misamis Oriental
  • Davao City
  • Davao del Norte
  • Davao de Oro
  • Davao Occidental
  • Butuan City

Regular GCQ

Effective until 31st August:

  • Baguio City
  • City of Santiago
  • Isabela
  • Nueva Vizcaya
  • Quirino
  • Puerto Princesa
  • Guimaras
  • Negros Occidental
  • Zamboanga Sibugay
  • Zamboanga City
  • Zamboanga del Norte
  • Davao Oriental
  • Davao del Sur
  • General Santos City
  • Sultan Kudarat
  • Sarangani
  • North Cotabato
  • South Cotabato
  • Agusan del Norte
  • Surigao del Norte
  • Agusan del Sur
  • Dinagat Islands
  • Surigao del Sur
  • Cotabato City

Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ)

Effective until 31st August:

All other areas.

Quarantine Protocols for ECQ and GCQ with heightened restrictions

Indoor dine-in services at 20% venue or seating capacity, outdoor or al fresco dining limited to 50% venue or seating capacity. For NCR, indoor dine-in services and al fresco dining are prohibited, only take-out and delivery are allowed.

Outdoor tourist attractions may operate at 30% normal capacity with strict adherence to minimum public health standards. Indoor tourist attractions will be closed.

The following will all be closed:

  • Entertainment Venues
    • Bars
    • Concert Halls
    • Theaters
  • Recreational Venues
    • Arcades
    • Billiard Halls
    • Internet Cafés
  • Amusement Parks
    • Fairs
    • Kiddie Rides
    • Playgrounds
  • Indoor Sports Courts and Venues
  • Indoor Tourist Attractions

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