Entry requirements for the Philippines due to the COVID-19 pandemic

The Philippines has introduced a new health declaration form to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. All individuals traveling to the Philippines are now required to complete the One Health Pass before entering the country.

Governments worldwide have implemented similar health certificates in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The contact details and travel information provided can be used to more effectively track overseas visitors and minimize infection rates.

After registering their details with the online One Health Pass system, travelers are issued with a reference number and barcode, which they will be required to present on arrival.

Philippines One Health Pass

All Foreign/Filipino Travelers should register for the ONE HEALTH PASS (OHP).OHP registration is FREE OF CHARGE and neither requires nor collects any online payment. The https://www.onehealthpass.com.ph/ is the ONLY OFFICIAL registration website for all international inbound travelers to the Philippines.You may register only within three days (or 72 hours) before you arrive in the Philippines. Travelers must present their proof of valid OHP registration before flight boarding.BEWARE of fake, fraudulent, or scam websites and entities that require payment from travelers.The following international travelers bound to the Philippines are no longer required to undergo facility-based quarantine. They are exempted from presenting pre-departure COVID-19 negative test results (RT-PCR/Antigen Test) (as per IATF Resolution No. 168 (Effective May 30, 2022)):

  • Fully vaccinated* Foreign/Filipino nationals with Booster shot** for 18 years old and above.
  • Foreign/Filipino minors aged 12-17 years old who are Fully vaccinated* AND accompanied by Fully vaccinated* and Boostered** parent(s) or guardian(s).
  • Foreign/Filipino minors aged BELOW 12 years old, regardless of their vaccination status, which is accompanied by Fully vaccinated* with Boostered** parent(s) or guardian(s).

* “Fully Vaccinated” against COVID-19 is defined as a traveler who has a second (2nd) dose in a two-dose series or a single dose of COVID-19 vaccine MORE THAN Fourteen (14) days before the date and time of departure from the country of origin/port of embarkation (“Primary Series COVID-19 Vaccination”).

** “Booster” shot shall refer to doses administered to a vaccinated population that has completed a primary vaccination series.

How does the One Health Pass work?

These are the steps to take before boarding a flight to the Philippines:

  • Register details with One Health Pass
  • Update the OHP registration with the eHDC
  • Present the QR code to airline staff

Passengers will only be allowed to board a flight for the Philippines if they have filled out the One Health Pass health declaration form in the last 24 hours and have a unique QR code.

How to Fill Out One Health Pass Registration

As indicated above, the first step is registering with the Philippines One Health Pass online.

To register, travelers need to fill in personal information and contact details:

Personal data
  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Marital status
  • Nationality
  • Next of kin details
  • Passport number
Contact details
  • Email address
  • Quarantine address in the Philippines
Travel information
  • Port of entry in the Philippines
  • Country of the port of exit
  • Date of arrival
  • Recent travel history
Health declaration
  • COVID-19 vaccination status
  • PCR test result
  • Recent contact with COVID-19 case
  • Illness in the last 30 days

After submitting the form, applicants receive a confirmation email with a transaction number. The transaction number is required when filling out the electronic Health Declaration Checklist (eHDC).

Electronic Health Declaration for the Philippines (eHDC)

Travelers must update their information no more than 24 hours before departure. They do this through the electronic Health Declaration Card.

Passengers access the card through the One Health Pass portal by entering their transaction number (OSS number) and last name. They should then provide the updated health information requested.

After submitting the form, a unique QR code (linked to a BOQ Certificate) is generated. Travelers should take a screenshot or print the QR code; an email copy is sent to the applicant.

Passengers must show this QR code to airline staff before boarding the flight to Manila or another international port of entry.

Accepted COVID-19 Vaccines to Enter the Philippines

As Philippines slowly begins to allow foreign nationals to enter, it is necessary they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Passengers arriving in the Philippines must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days of arrival.

Accepted COVID vaccines to enter the Philippines are:

  • AstraZeneca
  • Covishield
  • Janssen
  • Moderna
  • Pfizer-BioNTech
  • Sinopharm
  • Sinovac

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