Updated: Philippines Entrance Requirements

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

This article was originally published on 5 Jan. 2022 and was updated on 7 Feb. 2022 to reflect new information.

7 Feb. 2022 Update: On 3 Feb. 2022, the government of the Philippines released an updated list of countries and territories that will be permitted to enter the Philippines under the Green country requirements.  

Key Points  

  • Updated entrance requirements for travelers beginning 31 Dec. 2021  


The government of the Philippines updated its risk level entrance requirements on 31 Dec. 2021. Countries and territories are classified as on the Green List, Yellow List or Red List. Different entrance requirements will apply to travelers based on the country of departure and their vaccination status. Fully vaccinated travelers arriving from a Green List country or territory will be required to: 

  • Present a negative RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to departure; 
  • Undergo a facility-based quarantine until the release of a negative RT-PCR test result which is to be taken on the third day of quarantine;
  • If a negative result is received, the traveler will be allowed to finish the 10-day quarantine at home 

Unvaccinated travelers and travelers arriving from Yellow or Red List countries and territories will be subject to additional testing requirements and longer quarantine periods. For additional information on Yellow and Red List entrance requirements, click here. 

What are the Changes? 

The government of the Philippines updated the entrance requirements for all travelers entering the country. The requirements will be based on the traveler’s location of departure and vaccination status.  

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of the Philippines website and Envoy’s website for additional updates and information.  

Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.