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the Philippines Travel Restrictions

57.7 active COVID-19 cases out of 100,000 people
5.07% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 4.23% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from Canada will not be allowed to enter the Philippines.
For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from the Philippines for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.

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 PhilippinesTraveling from Canada to the Philippines

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

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

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from Canada 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.


Return travelReturning to Canada from the Philippines

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

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

Exceptions

Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test, other exemptions includes, a crew member or a person who seeks to enter Canada only to become such a crew member, emergency service providers, technical stops – flights refueling.

Travelers are required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival in Canada at their own expense. Travelers are also required to take another COVID-19 molecular test on day 8 of their 14-day quarantine. They will receive a COVID-19 test kit and instructions before leaving the airport/border. Those who refuse will receive a $750 fine.

Quarantine requirements

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

Details and exceptions

Travelers are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine, this includes a mandatory 3 night pre-paid booking at a government-authorized hotel, at their own expense (approximately 2,000 CAD) and take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival at their own cost.

Towards the end the quarantine period, travelers will be required to take another COVID-19 test. they will be required to stay in their place of quarantine until they receive a negative test result.

Certain persons are exempt from the mandatory quarantine requirement when entering Canada for the purposes of performing an essential job or function as identified in the Order under the Quarantine Act. Exemption will be validated for each entry into Canada.


FAQs

  • Most visitors from Canada can enter the Philippines without restrictions.

  • Travelers from from Canada are required to isolate for 10 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Travelers from Canada are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Required in public spaces.

  • Open with restrictions

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