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Philippines Travel Restrictions Summer 2023: What Travelers Need to Know

Updated: Jun 27, 2023


At Intentional Travelers, we understand the importance of staying informed about travel restrictions, especially during these uncertain times. If you're planning a trip to the Philippines in the summer of 2023, it's essential to be aware of the current travel restrictions and requirements. In this blog post, we will provide you with the most up-to-date information to help you navigate your travel plans effectively.

Entry Requirements: Starting from February 2022, all travelers are allowed entry into the Philippines without quarantine. However, specific requirements apply based on your vaccination status:

  1. Vaccinated Travelers: Fully vaccinated travelers are exempt from quarantine and are only required to provide proof of vaccination. Children below the age of 15 traveling with fully vaccinated parents are also exempt.

  2. Unvaccinated Travelers: Unvaccinated travelers must provide a negative Antigen test certificate taken within 24 hours before departure from their country of origin. If no valid negative result is presented, a test will be conducted upon arrival at the airport.

Additional Requirements: In addition to vaccination or testing, travelers must meet the following requirements:

  • Registration: Starting April 15, 2023, all travelers, including children, must register with the Electronic Travel Declaration System no earlier than 72 hours before their intended arrival.

  • Valid Passport: Ensure that your passport is valid for at least six months from the date of arrival.

  • Return or Outbound Ticket: Have a confirmed return or outbound ticket to your country of origin or next destination.


Quarantine Rules: Fully vaccinated travelers arriving in the Philippines are not required to quarantine. However, unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travelers who need to test upon arrival must stay in approved quarantine facilities or Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) approved quarantine hotels until they receive their test results. If the test results are positive, they will be required to quarantine. Health and Safety Measures: To ensure the safety of travelers and locals, several health and safety measures are in place:

  • Face Masks: Face masks must be worn in all public transportation, public indoor establishments, crowded areas, and places with close contact among people.

  • Medical Assessment: Travelers undergo a thermal scan and medical assessment upon arrival.

  • Localized Regulations: Different regions within the Philippines may have localized guidelines and restrictions. Stay updated on the specific guidelines applicable to your destinations.

  • Public Transportation: Public transportation, including buses, jeepneys, trains, tricycles, and vans, is available. Passengers and drivers are required to wear face masks at all times.


At Intentional Travelers, we understand the importance of staying informed about travel restrictions, especially during these uncertain times. If you're planning a trip to the Philippines in the summer of 2023, it's essential to be aware of the current travel restrictions and requirements. In this blog post, we will provide you with the most up-to-date information to help you navigate your travel plans effectively.

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