• New travel restrictions effective December 30, 2020 to January 15, 2021 are in place due to the new COVID19 Variant. Here are the list of countries that are affected as of January 1, 2021:
• Foreign Nationals of those countries listed above are temporarily not allowed entry to Philippines effective December 30, 2020 to January 15, 2021 regardless of previous visa status, exemptions granted, or relation to Filipino citizens.
• Filipino Citizens entering the country from affected countries and jurisdiction even if they are just transiting to those countries listed above will be allowed entry provided that they will be required to undergo and complete a strict mandatory 14-day quarantine at a DOH-approved facility, regardless of negative RT-PCR result.
• Travelers from Countries that are not on the list are not subject for new travel restrictions provided that they will not transit to those countries on the list. But will follow the normal quarantine protocols and requirements.
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RE-ENTRY PROCEDURES for OFW & Non OFW. You need to register online at
Only for countries not on the list:
Swab test result usually takes 1-2 days. Therefor, you need to book your accredited quarantine hotel at least 2 days. You need to provide your booking confirmation when you do your e-CIF registration online.
For list of accredited quarantine hotels in Manila please visit this link:
For foreign nationals please refer to Department of Foreign Affairs website:
For Bureau of Quarantine Clearance Certificate Verification:
For more details and updated information on these new requirements and related concerns, you may call the government’s One Stop Shop hotline number +63 9161019964.
Statements in this video are not official.
This video provides you with general information based on my personal knowledge and related research. Information on this video might change anytime. Answers provided are based on my personal opinion and knowledge. I am not related to any government agencies or any airline companies. If you need an updated information and professional advice please consult the authorized government agencies by contacting the number above. Or call your Airlines for information.