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Philippines

Travel to the Philippines

Passengers travelling to the Philippines must take a COVID-19 RT-PCR test on arrival and undergo quarantine procedures in approved facilities while awaiting for the test results. The cost of quarantine accommodations shall be shouldered by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) for land-based OFWs and by the local manning agency and/or Maritime Industry Authority for sea-based OFWs. OFWs must present their Overseas Employment Card (OEC) or Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) card at the time of check-in for validation.

Non-OFWs, namely Overseas Filipinos (OFs) returning home can choose from among the approved quarantine facilities at their own cost. Before arriving at the airport, passengers must also complete the Case Investigation form, the Affidavit of Undertaking form, and the Health Declaration card.

Passengers, particularly Non-OFW (Overseas Filipino Workers), may undergo the required COVID-19 RT-PCR swab test at the accredited private testing centres established at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport at their own cost (approximately USD 80 or PHP 4,000).

It is mandatory to wear a face mask and face shield within the terminal and all public transportation in the Philippines.


Travel to Cebu

Please read the arrival guidelines, list of accredited hotels and complete the online registration form for passengers travelling via Mactan Cebu International Airport.


Travel to Clark

Non Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) travelling to Clark (CRK) must have advanced booking at any of the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) accredited hotels.

Non-OFWs, seafarers, and foreign nationals must register using e-CIF and provide the required information on the Clark International Airport website.

OFWs must complete the following forms:


Travel from the Philippines

If you are a UAE resident flying from Philippines to Dubai, you must first check you are eligible to travel to the UAE on ICA Smart Services website. This is in addition to GDRFA approval for Dubai residence visa holders. If you are not eligible you will not be able to travel. If you have already booked your flight, speak to your travel agent and check our flexible ticket options to find out what you can do with your ticket.

Passengers travelling from Philippines to Dubai and beyond on Emirates must present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate issued by a local government approved laboratory. The test must be conducted no more than 96 hours before departure. Bring an official printed certificate – SMS and digital certificates are not accepted. Passengers will also be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival in Dubai.

Passengers will only be accepted on the flight upon presenting the negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate at the time of check-in.