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the Philippines Travel Restrictions

16.84% of citizens have been vaccinated decrease from 16.84% last week
Most visitors from the United Kingdom will not be allowed to enter the Philippines.

the Philippines entry details and exceptions

Entry restrictions do not apply to current and former Filipino citizens and their children or spouses that are traveling with them, foreign nationals that have a valid and existing visa at the time of entry such as holders of SSRV, 9(a), Temporary Visitor’s Visas, and those permitted under previous IATF resolutions or the Balikbayan Program.


Outgoing travel to the PhilippinesTravelling from the United Kingdom to the Philippines

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from the United Kingdom are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering the Philippines.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are required to take a COVID-19 RT-PCR test at the airport on arrival.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from the United Kingdom will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering the Philippines.

The isolation period can be shortened

After 7 days of quarantine, travelers can get a test. If the test is negative, travelers do not need to quarantine further.

Details and exceptions

Unvaccinated travelers must book at least 10 days at an accredited quarantine hotel or facility at their own expense and must stay at a minimum of 7 nights while awaiting test results. Fully vaccinated travelers have a reduced quarantine of 7 days.

For fully vaccinated individuals who are identified as close contacts of probable and confirmed COVID-19 cases, they may undergo a shortened 7-day quarantine period provided they remain asymptomatic for the entire 7 days. In the event that RT-PCR Test needs to be performed, it may be done not earlier than the 5th day after the date of the last exposure.


Return travelReturning to the United Kingdom from the Philippines

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from the Philippines must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to the United Kingdom.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are required to present a negative COVID-19 test (a PCR test, a LAMP test or an antigen test, such as an LFD (lateral flow device) test) taken any time in the 3 days before the departure date. If a traveler is changing flight, the test should be taken in the 3 days of the final departure point to UK.

The test result must be in either English, French or Spanish. Translations will not be accepted.

Travelers could be fined £500 if they are unable to present a pre-departure test.

Travelers from the Common Travel Area (the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Ascension, Falkland Islands and St Helena) and children who are 0-10 years old going to England (0-11 years old for children going to Wales, Scotland and NI) are exempt from the pre-departure testing requirement.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from the Philippines will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering the United Kingdom.

Details and exceptions

All travelers including vaccinated individuals who are mandated to quarantine in a managed hotel must be administered with day 2 and day 8 test. They will be required to continue their quarantine period regardless of the result of their day 2 test. For travelers who have positive result, quarantine will start from the date after the result of their day 2 test and they no longer need to use the day 8 test.

For travelers who will have a positive result after using the day 8 test, they will need to quarantine further. They will have to finish the quarantine starting from the date after the result of their day 8 test.

Travelers who have both negative result for day 2 and day 8 test will be out of the 10-day quarantine from the day they arrived in the country.

Travelers going to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are advised to check further details regarding their quarantine.

Documents
Mandatory passenger locator form

Submit the form any time in the 48 hours before arriving in the UK. Show the form when checking in your plane, train or ferry to the UK.

Managed quarantine package for Scotland

All travelers arriving directly to Scotland are required to book their Managed Quarantine Package prior to travel.

COVID-19 testing package

All travelers must book and pay for a COVID-19 Testing Package prior to travel to England and Scotland.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for the Philippines

Masks:Required in public spaces and enclosed environments.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

FAQs

  • Most foreign visitors from the United Kingdom will not be allowed to enter the Philippines. Please check the official guidelines from the Philippines for permitted groups and exceptions to the entry restrictions.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom will not be allowed to enter the Philippines.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom will not be allowed to enter the Philippines.

  • Mask usage in the Philippines is required in public spaces and enclosed environments.

  • Restaurants in the Philippines are open with restrictions. Bars in the Philippines are open with restrictions.

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