Along with lifting the travel ban involving the 36 countries re: Covid B117 strain, the Philippine government has announced the revised guidelines on travelers arriving in the country starting February 1, 2021. In order to be admitted to the Philippines, all arriving passengers should be able to satisfy below conditions:

  1. Valid visa at the time of entry;
  2. With pre-booked accommodation with an accredited quarantine facility for at least 7 nights;
  3. Subject to COVID-19 testing at the quarantine facility on Day 6 from arrival in the Philippines. Should the test be negative, traveler shall be endorsed to the appropriate local government for monitory of the remaining days of the required 14-day quarantine.

As usual, admission is subject to the maximum capacity of inbound passengers at the port and date of entry.

Note that not all Philippine visa holders shall be allowed re-entry–only those allowed in the previous IATF resolutions may enter:

  1. Permanent residents (13-series e.g. 13A, quota visa, etc.) and TRV (Temporary Resident Visa) holders
  2. Filipino’s foreign spouse, minor children, children with special needs (regardless of age)
  3. Foreign parent/s of minor Filipinos and foreign parents of Filipinos with special needs (regardless of age)
  4. 9D, EO226, 47A2 visa holders and those with valid visas issued by the APECO, SBMA, Bataan Freeport, Cagayan Economic Zone and Clark (IATF Res. 84)
  5. 9E and 9G visa holders who left the PH December 17, 2020 onwards (IATF Res. 89)


Bureau of Immigration Press Release dated January 30, 2021

IATF Resolution Nos. 84, 89, and 97