At Luma, we strive to give access to the right information to our members. 

We try to be as updated as possible but might encounter some delays. Please note this page is for informational purpose only. We strongly encourage you to double check with your respective embassy in your country of residence.

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Last update: June 15, 2022

What are the travel requirements for the Philippines?

– Travelers must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 at least 15 days before departure and provide proof of vaccination.

– Travelers over the age of 18 who are fully vaccinated or received a booster shot are exempt from the pre-departure test. 

– Travelers who are 12 to 17 years of age and received full vaccinations are exempt from the pre-departure test. 

– Travelers who are below 8 years of age are not required to be vaccinated if traveling with a fully vaccinated parent or guardian. 

– Register and complete the One Health Pass.

– A valid passport and a return ticket to the port of origin or ticket to the next port of destination.


Although travel insurance is not required for entry to the Philippines, it is highly recommended. Find out the importance of having travel insurance and staying protected while traveling.


I’m not fully vaccinated. Can I still enter the Philippines? 

For Foreigners

Travelers who are not fully vaccinated, and whose vaccination status cannot be verified are required to undergo a facility-based quarantine for 7 days and conduct an RT-PCR test at their expense. The list of quarantine facilities can be found on the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) website.

The RT-PCR test will be conducted on the 1st and 7th days of the quarantine. After which, regardless of the negative result, travelers will be required to undergo a home quarantine until the 14th day of arrival.


For Philippine nationals

Travelers who are not fully vaccinated, and whose vaccination status cannot be verified are required to undergo a facility-based quarantine for 5 days. 

Do I need a visa to go to the Philippines?

– Visa exemption for the Philippines has been reinstated, which means travelers from 157 countries can enter without a visa for 14-59 days depending on your country. Please confirm your visa requirement with the embassy. 


– Foreigners with visa-exempt who wish to extend their stay can apply for a Philippines visit visa.


– Visa on arrival remains suspended until further notice.

What happens if I get Covid-19 or present symptoms?

– If you display any symptoms, you can call one of the dedicated helplines: 02-894-COVID (02-894-26843) 1555


– Contact your diplomatic mission, embassy, or consulate in the Philippines.


– To prevent Covid-19, follow the standard health recommendation issued by the government:


    • Frequently wash hands with soap and use alcohol-based sanitizer
    • Do not make contact with anyone with symptoms
    • Avoid touching your face
    • Practice social distancing, at least 1 meter between people
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