The Philippine government has eased COVID-19 entry guidelines.

Key Points:

  • Beginning today, foreign nationals can enter the Philippines without having an Entry Exemption Document (EED) if they have:
    • The required proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with an approved vaccine.
    • A negative PCR test result taken within 48 hours before arrival or a negative antigen test taken within 24 hours before departure.
    • A passport with at least six months of validity from their date of arrival in the Philippines.
    • Obtained travel insurance that covers COVID-related health issues for at least $35,000 for the duration of their stay.
    • A valid onward or return ticket.
  • Foreign nationals who meet these requirements will not have to undergo a facility-based quarantine. Instead, they must self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for the first seven days after arrival.

Additional Information: Foreign nationals who hold valid EEDs issued before April 1 will be allowed to enter the country if they meet the aforementioned requirements (excluding the travel insurance).

BAL Analysis: Philippine authorities intend to allow more travelers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter the country. Travelers should continue check entry requirements before planning travel to the Philippines. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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