Revised Guidelines Governing Entry of Passenger to The Philippines Per IATF-MEID Resolution No. 113, Series of 2021
Some travel restrictions to the Philippines have been lifted pursuant to IATF-MEID Resolution No. 113 dated 29 April 2021 (Images from the official Bureau of Immigration website can be accessed through this link: https://immigration.gov.ph/images/Advisory/2021/04_Apr/2021Apr30_advisory02.jpg).
A. Updates on travelers who are allowed to enter the Philippines starting 1 May 2021:
1. FILIPINO CITIZENS with valid Philippine Passports
2. DUAL CITIZENS with Identification Certificate (IC) as proof of recognition as a Filipino citizen or as proof of retention /reacquisition of Philippine Citizenship under RA9225
3. Under the BALIKBAYAN PROGRAM: accompanying foreign spouses and children of Filipino Citizens and former Filipino Citizens provided they are nationals from non-visa required countries. Proof PHL citizenship or previous PHL citizenship and proof of filiation should be presented.
4. Diplomats/ Members of International Organizations who are 9(e) visa holders (though covered by different Covid19 testing and quarantine protocols)
5. Foreign nationals who are holders of valid and existing Special Resident and Retirees Visas (SRRVs) or 9(a) visas, provided they present, upon arrival, an entry exemption document issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs.
B. Other conditions for entry:
1. With pre-booked accommodation for at least seven (7) nights in an accredited quarantine hotel/facility
2. Subject to Covid19 testing at the quarantine hotel/facility on the 6th day from date of arrival; and
3. Subject to the maximum capacity of inbound passengers at the port and date of entry.
C. To be noted:
1. Those who fail to present their quarantine arrangements shall be denied entry and shall be boarded immediately on the next available flight back to their port of origin.
2. IATF Resolution No. 112 s.2021 restricting travelers from India or have a travel history to India within the last 14 days preceding arrival shall remain in force.
3. Foreign tourists are still prohibited from entering the country and the restriction remains effective until lifted by the IATF (Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases).
It is advised that foreigners not mentioned in the above Section A (on those who are allowed to enter the Philippines) await the issuance of the detailed implementing guidelines of the subject Resolution 113.
For your guidance.