Traveling To The Philippines? Here Are Reminders For A Fun Safe Trip

With summer just right around the corner, a visit to the country’s finest beaches and sceneries while enjoying authentic Filipino cuisine is the ultimate summer trip for balikbayans.

If you’re planning a trip to the homeland, here are the general requirements to ensure your safe and smooth arrival in the Philippines.

Register on the One Health Pass website. Prior to arrival to the Philippines, make sure that you have already registered via

Provide proof of vaccination. Fully vaccinated travelers must present the following proof that are accepted by the Philippine Inter-Agency Task Force: World Health Organization Certificate of Vaccination, VaxCertPH, or a national or state digital certificate of the foreign government that has accepted VaxCertPH.

Make sure you are negative. A negative RT-PCR test result should be taken within 48 hours of departure while laboratory-based antigen test results should be 24 hours before departure.

Follow the mandatory quarantine. If you are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, you are required to follow a mandatory quarantine in a government-approved hotel facility. You will be swabbed on the fifth day of quarantine and if the results show negative, you will be allowed to leave the facility.

Research your destination requirements. Once you are in the Philippines, you don’t want to miss out on the country’s beautiful beaches such as Boracay, Puerto Princesca, Siargao and many more. It’s important that you research the required documents prior to traveling to these destinations.

Check each region’s alert level. The Philippines is currently following an alert level system to respond to the demands of lowering the spread of COVID-19. It’s important to stay updated on the news to respond accordingly to the sudden alert changes.

Keep masked up. Unlike the US wherein people are now allowed to go mask-free, the Philippines is still strictly following the mask-at-all-times protocol to limit the spread of COVID-19 amid the lenient alert levels.

Have fun and stay safe. The Philippines is ready to welcome balikbayans back to the homeland. Although this is going to be a fun trip for everyone, don’t forget that we are still battling a pandemic. If you are feeling sick, quarantine immediately and drink your medicine. Wear your masks. Keep your distance. Sanitize your items. Wash your hands. But most importantly, have fun!

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