The Philippine government has eased its COVID-19 quarantine and testing requirements for those entering the country as of Feb. 27.

Key Points:

  • Fully vaccinated Philippine citizens and foreign nationals are no longer required to quarantine upon arrival; instead, they must self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for the first seven days after arrival.
  • Philippine citizens who are not fully vaccinated must undergo a facility-based quarantine until they receive a negative PCR test taken on their fifth day after arrival and then quarantine at home until their fourteenth day after arrival. Foreign nationals who are not fully vaccinated are not allowed to enter the country.
  • Children who are not fully vaccinated must follow the quarantine requirements applicable to their parents or accompanying guardians traveling with them.

BAL Analysis: Philippine authorities intend to allow more travelers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter the country. Travelers should 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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