On Incoming Unaccompanied Minors
Effective January 8, 2021, 12:01AM, all unaccompanied minor Filipino citizens (below 18 years old) coming from countries/jurisdictions where travel restrictions are in place on account of the new variant of COVID-19, shall not be allowed entry until January 15, 2021, except minors returning through the repatriation program of the national government. These repatriated minors shall be turned over to the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration house parent who, in coordination with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), shall ensure the minors’ safety and their observance of quarantine protocols.
All unaccompanied minor Filipino citizens who are not part of the repatriation program of the national government, arriving before January 8, 2021, 12:01AM, shall be turned over to an authorized DSWD officer who can ensure the minors’ safety and their observance to quarantine protocols.
All unaccompanied minors coming from travel restricted countries prior to 00:01LCL 8 January 2021 shall be allowed entry.
All unaccompanied minors coming from non-travel restricted countries shall be allowed entry.
Visa issuances and endorsements or exemptions provided by the government for any passengers passing to the said restricted countries are deemed suspended/invalidated effective 00:01 Philippine Time 30 December 2020 until 15 January 2021.
Exemption for entry restriction are allowed for below categories:
A. Filipino citizens (Valid Philippines Passport holders or are dual citizens)
B. OFW’s and Returning Overseas Filipinos shall be quarantined at government designated quarantine facilities for 14 days. All quarantine facility accommodations will be shouldered by the government.
C. Local/Accredited foreign diplomats and international organizations such as the World Health Organization and the United Nations shall be exempted from quarantine protocols provided they will undergo COVID-19 RT-PCR test upon arrival at the airport, execute an undertaking, and observe strict 14 day quarantine pursuant to relevant DOH Memorandum Circular. Must have a Valid 9E Visa; or 9A Visa plus a proper Department of Foreign Affairs Authorization.
D. Foreign Dignitaries with Department of Foreign Affairs Authorization
E. Those for medical and emergency cases, including their medical escorts. Must have 9A Visa plus a proper Department of Foreign Affairs Authorization.
If you are travelling to the Philippines, you are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival and wait for your test results at accredited quarantine hotels.
Visa on arrival for eligible nationalities is suspended and international connections/transit are no longer permitted.
COVID-19 testing requirements
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.
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.
If you are travelling to Clark, you must have a confirmed booking at an accredited quarantine hotel.
OFWs must complete the following forms:
If you're travelling to, from or transiting through Dubai, please check our Travel requirements for Dubai.