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the Philippines Travel Restrictions

16,84% of citizens have been vaccinated decrease from 16,84% last week
Most visitors from South Africa 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 South Africa to the Philippines

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from South Africa 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 South Africa 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 South Africa from the Philippines

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from the Philippines must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions

traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.

Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from the Philippines are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.

Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


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 South Africa 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 South Africa will not be allowed to enter the Philippines.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa 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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