- Nationals from Hong Kong and Macau will be permitted to enter the Philippines for 14 days without requiring a visa
- Reopening of visa-free travel schemes with 133 countries and regions
The government of the Philippines will now permit nationals of Hong Kong and Macau to enter the country as temporary visitors without a visa for business or tourist purposes for a maximum period of 14 days.
In addition, the government reopened visa-free travel schemes with 133 other countries and regions. Nationals from these countries or areas will be permitted to enter the country visa-free for business or tourist purposes for an initial period of 30 days. To perform some work functions in the Philippines, some travelers may still be required to apply for the appropriate work authorization.
Travelers arriving from any of these countries or regions must be able to present proof of:
- Vaccination against COVID-19
- A negative RT-CR test taken within 48 hours of travel, or a negative antigen test taken within 24 hours of travel
- A passport that is valid for at least six months at the time of arrival
These travelers must also obtain travel insurance for the treatment of COVID-19 before arrival.
What are the Changes?
The government of the Philippines reopened visa-free travel schemes with Hong Kong, Macau, and 133 other countries and regions as a result of decreased COVID-19 rates within the country. In addition, these agreements were made due to reciprocal arrangements made with the countries mentioned above and regions.
Continue to check the government of the Philippines website for the latest updates and information.
Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: The Bureau of Immigration, Philippines