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Updated 29 November 2021

Fancy taking a tropical vacation surrounded by palm-fringed white beaches, swimming amidst tranquil blue waters? Then the Philippines is a country you just cannot miss. While the island nation is not currently open for tourists, certain travellers from Kuwait are now allowed to enter the Philippines. 

Here are the latest entry requirements you should be aware of if you’re looking to travel from Kuwait to the Philippines. 

Can I travel to the Philippines from Kuwait?

Yes. Kuwait is now listed under the Philippines green list countries and if you fall under the following categories of travellers, you can travel to the Philippines from Kuwait:

  • Filipino nationals
  • Former Filipinos, dual citizens
  • Non-Filipino/Foreign spouse and minor children or children with special needs of a Filipino national
  • Non-Filipino/Foreign parent of a minor Filipino child (18 years old and below) or a child with special needs (regardless of age)
  • Former Filipinos (Balikbayan Program), Dual Citizens
  • Spouse/Children of Former Filipino Nationals (Balikbayan Program)
  • Accredited foreign government and international organization officials and their dependents
  • Non-Filipino/Foreign seafarers with 9(c) visa
  • Non-Filipino/Foreign nationals in possession of valid certificates
  • Non-Filipino/Foreign nationals with an eligible visa
  • Travellers with Visiting Forces Agreement-Military personnel joining the “Balikatan Exercise” 

Philippines entry requirements

Required documents

Travellers must declare their personal information, health status, and travel history and register as early as 24 hours before the flight.

All incoming travellers to the Philippines are mandated to use the One Health Pass registration system or the Bureau of Quarantine e-Health Declaration Card (e-HDC). This applies to:

  • Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs)
  • Non-OFWs, and 
  • Foreign Nationals 

Travellers must declare their personal information, health status, and travel history and register as early as 24 hours before the flight.

After completing the e-HDC registration, a QR code will be produced. This QR code will be used to check your quarantine status, RT PCR results, and quarantine release certificates when you arrive. For non-OFWs, you may also pre-pay for your RT-PCR Test. A payment portal link is available after successfully registering to the One Health Pass. 

Additionally, the following are also required:

  • All Philippine Airports require arrivals to download and instal the Traze mobile app to produce and scan their QR code upon entry, boarding form, and landing.
  • Immigrations Arrival Card (this form is available onboard and on arrival)
  • Customs Declaration Form (this form is available on arrival)

Vaccination criteria

The vaccines accepted in the Philippines are:

  • Oxford-AstraZeneca 
  • Janssen
  • Moderna
  • Pfizer-BioNTech
  • Sinopharm and Sinovac.
  • Covaxin
  • Sputnik V
  • Sputnik Light

Testing and quarantine requirements 

Vaccinated travellers

For Filipinos:

Filipino travellers arriving with a negative RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to departure can enjoy a hassle-free trip to the Philippines with:

  • No quarantine requirement
  • No on-arrival swabbing

On the other hand, those arriving without a negative RT-PCR test must undergo

  • On-arrival swabbing
  • Facility-based quarantine until the release of negative results
  • Self-monitoring until 14th day from arrival

For foreigners:

Foreigners who can present their negative RT-PCR test certificate taken within 72 hours prior to departure will need to undergo:

  • No facility-based quarantine
  • No on-arrival swabbing
  • Self-monitoring until the 14th day from arrival 

Unvaccinated travellers

Every incoming traveller must present a negative RT-PCR test taken at least 72 hours prior to departure. All unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, or individuals whose vaccination status cannot be independently validated, and those vaccinated but failed to comply with the test-before-travel requirements must undergo:

  • Facility-based quarantine until the release of negative results 
  • 5th-day swabbing
  • Self-monitoring until the 14th day upon arrival 

Please note that minors’ testing and quarantine protocols shall follow the testing and quarantine protocol of the parent/guardian travelling with them, regardless of the minor’s vaccination status and country of origin. 

Visa requirement

Nationals of Kuwait wishing to travel to the Philippines for short tourist stays can currently enter the country visa-free. Kuwaiti passport holders are not required to obtain a visa if they are planning to stay in the Philippines for less than 30 days. This rule applies only when traveling for tourism, leisure, or family visits.

Travellers intending to stay for a longer period of time will have to apply for visas according to their purpose of visit.

Flights from Kuwait to the Philippines

Emirates Airline, Kuwait Airways, and Flydubai are currently servicing flights route from Kuwait to Manila and Cebu. Please note that direct flights from Kuwait to the Philippine are not available right now and most connecting flights may have long stopover periods.

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