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Philippines Travel Restrictions

25.07% of citizens have been vaccinated decrease from 25.07% last week
Most visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter the Philippines.

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 New Zealand to the Philippines

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from New Zealand 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 New Zealand will need to quarantine for 14 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

While awaiting test results, travelers must quarantine for a minimum of 10 nights in a pre-booked accredited quarantine hotel/facility, at their own expense,the last 4 days at home.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand 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 New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from the Philippines will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


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 New Zealand 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.

  • Vaccinated visitors from New Zealand need to quarantine to enter the Philippines.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand 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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