MANILA, Philippines — Fully vaccinated nationals of non-visa-required countries will be allowed to enter the Philippines starting February 10, subject to certain conditions, Malacañang said Friday.
According to Cabinet Secretary and acting presidential spokesperson Karlo Nograles, these passengers should be holders of passports valid for at least six months at the time of arrival and with return or outbound ticket to their country of origin or next country of destination.
They should also have proofs of vaccination against COVID-19 like World Health Organization international certificates of vaccination and prophylaxis, VaxCertPH, or national or state digital certificate of the government which has accepted VaxCertPH under a reciprocal arrangement unless otherwise permitted by the Inter-Agency Task Force.
Children below 18 years old are exempted from the requirement of complete vaccination and providing proof of vaccination status before boarding, according to Nograles.
Nograles said fully vaccinated nationals of non-visa-required countries should also observe the existing testing and quarantine protocols for fully vaccinated international arriving passengers.
“Fully vaccinated nationals shall not be included in the arrival quota set by the Department of Transportation and its One-Stop-Shop,” the Palace official added.