FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - TRAVEL

The most common mode of entry into the Philippines is by air, most commonly through Ninoy Aquino International Airport, the country’s primary airport.

One Health Pass (OHP) Requirement

Starting 01 September 2021, all incoming travelers to the Philippines are advised to use the One Health Pass registration system as mandated by IATF Resolution No. 135 dated 26 August 2021.

One Health Pass is an online platform that aims to promote the convenient and seamless movement of international travelers from departure from the country of origin to arrival at the LGU of destination.

For Frequently Asked Questions about One Health Pass please visit: https://onehealthpass.com.ph/faq.html

For One Health Pass Registration please find the Register Menu on this link: https://www.onehealthpass.com.ph/

For aliens with diplomatic or bilateral agreements with the Philippines:

  1. Unexpired passport;
  2. Unexpired entry visa; and
  3. Validly-issued return ticket.
  4. Non-visa required aliens shall be admitted an initial 30-days.

 

For aliens without bilateral agreements with the Philippines:

  1. Unexpired passport;
  2. Unexpired entry visa; and

(Philippine Foreign Post (PFP)-listed highly restricted aliens shall secure visa only at the PFP in their country of origin or legal residence.)

  1. Validly-issued return ticket.

 

Note: The passport shall have at least six months’ validity beyond intended stay, unless the alien belongs to a non-visa required country who may be admitted into the Philippines with less than six months’ valid passports upon arrival and whose embassies/consulate extend or renew their passports in the Philippines.

  1. Philippine passport holders;
  2. Former Filipinos and their dependents (immediate family members);
  3. Permanent residents and holders of other special visa categories requiring temporary residents (with valid ACR I-Cards);
  4. Passports of recognized foreign-government officials;
  5. Visa under CA 613, Sec. 9, except Sec. 9(a), and 47(a)(2)  where visa validity extends beyond passport expiration date, provided, an embassy or consulate is maintained in the Philippines;
  6. Those admitted by the Commissioner on humanitarian grounds; and
  7. Pursuant to Operations Order No. SBM-2015-026, nationals of the following countries may be admitted into the Philippines with passports of less than six (6) months validity from date of arrival: Please refer to this link https://immigration.gov.ph/faqs/travel-req


    Reference: https://immigration.gov.ph/faqs/travel-req

  1. Philippine passport holders;
  2. Former Filipinos and their dependents (immediate family members);
  3. Permanent residents and holders of other special visa categories requiring temporary residents (with valid ACR I-Cards);     
  4. Passports of recognized foreign-government officials;
  5. Visa under CA 613, Sec. 9, except Sec. 9(a), and 47(a)(2)  where visa validity extends beyond passport expiration date, provided, an embassy or consulate is maintained in the Philippines; and
  6. Those admitted by the Commissioner on humanitarian grounds.

 

  • Indians may be granted a visa-free entry for an initial stay not exceeding 14 days under the Foreign Service Circular No. 36-12, provided, that they possess:
    1. Unexpired US, Japanese, Australian, Canadian, Schengen, Singapore or UK visa or permanent residence permit;
    2. A national passport valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated stay;
    3. Return or onward ticket to the next country of destination;
    4. No Bureau of Immigration (BI), National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA), and the International Police (Interpol) derogatory record.
    5. The 14-day visa-free entry may be extended by an additional seven days for a maximum 21 days.

 

  • Under Foreign Service Circular (FSC) No. 112-11, the following may enter the Philippines for an initial stay not exceeding seven days provided that they possess a return or onward ticket:
    1. Holders of Hong Kong British passports; and
    2. Mainland Chinese for tourism with a unexpired Australian, Japanese, Canadian, Schengen or US visa.
    3. Seven-day visa-free entry may be extended by an additional 14 days to complete a maximum 21 days.
    4. HK-SAR passport holders may enter the Philippines for an initial 14 days.

 

  • Under FSC 122-11, Macau-SAR passport holders may enter the Philippines for an initial 14 days, provided, that they possess a return or onward ticket.

 

  • Under Operations Order No. SBM-2015-018, MECO ETA holders may enter the Philippines for an initial 30 days.

Reference: https://immigration.gov.ph/faqs/travel-req

October 26 - 27, 2022

45th ADFIAP Annual Meeting


Responding to the Global Issues and Trends: The Strategic Role of DFIs