The Philippine government has updated its entry requirement for all travelers and suspended its color-coded travel lists.

Key Points:

  • As of Feb. 1, authorities have temporarily suspended the green, yellow and red travel lists.
    • Fully vaccinated travelers, regardless of departure country, must have proof of a negative PCR test result taken within 48 hours of departure and self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for seven days after arrival.
    • Travelers who are not fully vaccinated must have proof of a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of departure, quarantine at a designated facility for five days, take an additional PCR test on the fifth day after arrival and quarantine at home until the fourteenth day after arrival.
  • Beginning Feb. 10, nationals of non-visa required countries can enter the Philippines if they:
    • Are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with an approved vaccine.
    • Have a passport with at least six months of validity at the time of arrival.
    • Hold a return ticket to their country of origin.
    • Follow current testing and quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated international arriving travelers.

Additional Information: Children below the age of 18 from non-visa required countries are exempted from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. Authorities will not count fully vaccinated nationals of non-visa required countries toward the daily arrival quota.

BAL Analysis: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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