The Philippine government has ended its COVID-19 public health emergency, changing requirements for incoming foreign travelers.

Key Points:

  • Foreign nationals are no longer required to present proof of vaccination against COVID-19 to enter the Philippines.
  • Inbound foreign visitors must possess a passport with at least six months’ validity, a valid visa if required, and an onward or return ticket that shows their departure date, which correspond to their allowable period of stay.
  • Travelers must register with or update their information on the eTravel System within 72 hours prior to departure for the Philippines.

BAL Analysis: The change will ease entry procedures for travel to the Philippines. The Philippine government also recently lifted Travel Pass requirements for some visa holders following the end of the COVID-19 emergency. BAL will continue following developments in the Philippines and will provide updates as information becomes available.

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