Rules To Enter The Philippines Valid From February 10, 2022
We met two years ago before the Philippine government decided to lock the country and forbade almost everyone from coming and going abroad. It’s fortunate for us that we have met before it happened. It’s been hard not being able to meet at least once a year because of the pandemic, but good thing we overcome the three common challenges of a long-distance relationship. I kept on looking for news updates for foreigners to enter the Philippines, and finally, in February 2022, my country decided to allow foreigners to come.
Now take a look at the Covid-19: Rules For Entering The Philippines
As of February 10, 2022, foreign nationals traveling to the Philippines for business and tourism purposes may enter the Philippines without visas, provided:
- they are a citizen/national of the countries entitled to a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days (Advisory Bureau of Immigration, Annex A);
- they are fully vaccinated;
- they carry/possess an acceptable proof of vaccination according to the competent Philippine authority’s requirements;
- they present a negative RT-PCR test taken within forty-eight (48) hours prior to the date and time of departure from the country of origin/first port of embarkation in a continuous travel to the Philippines;
- have valid tickets for their return journey to the port of origin or next port of destination not later than 30 days from the date of arrival in the Philippines;
- have passports valid for a period of at least six (6) months at the time of arrival to the Philippines; and
- obtain, prior to arrival, a travel insurance for COVID-19 treatment costs from reputed insurers, with a minimum coverage of USD 35,000.00 for the duration of their stay in the Philippines.
For more details, please refer to Resolution No. 160-B of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases.
Visa-free foreign nationals who fail to fully comply with the conditions and requisites set above shall be denied admission into the country and shall be subject to the appropriate exclusion proceedings.
For further information and updates, please consult any available information by the Philippine Government.
Though it’s only not more than 30 days, I think it’s enough for the tourists to come and relax their stress from the long lock-down. And as for us, I don’t think we’re able to meet yet because our plans don’t coincide with the current news and requirements, our plan is beyond 30 days.
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