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Updated 29 October 2021
The Philippine economy relies heavily on tourism. World-renowned natural wonders such as an underground river and rice terraces, incredible diving spots rich in biodiversity, colourful public transportation, unique cuisine, vibrant festivals that showcase the country’s colourful culture, and friendly locals regarded as some of the happiest in the world can all be found in the Philippines.
The Philippine government have established preventive measures, necessary processes, and obligations for travellers as a result of the unfolding COVID-19 crisis. Continue reading to find out if you can travel from Pakistan to the Philippines.
Can I travel to the Philippines from Pakistan?
Yes, you can, if you’re travelling for essential reasons or if you hold a valid residency visa and other recognized certificates. Note that the Philippines is not currently open for tourism.
Pakistan is currently categorized in the Philippines yellow list of countries. Countries in the yellow list are those not considered high risk and thus travellers from Pakistan arriving for essential reasons may still be permitted entry.
Philippines entry requirements
All travellers must register to the Bureau of Quarantine e-Health Declaration Card (e-HDC), including children, before travelling to the Philippines. 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. When you arrive, this QR code will be used to check your quarantine status, RT PCR results, and quarantine release certificates. 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)
Testing and quarantine for fully vaccinated travellers
The vaccines accepted in the Philippines are:
- Oxford-AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience)
- Moderna (Spikevax)
- Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty)
- Sinopharm and Sinovac.
- Sputnik V
- Sputnik Light
Fully vaccinated international arrivals from Pakistan, including OFWs, non-OFWs, and other foreign nationals, will be subjected to the following:
- a facility-based quarantine until they receive a negative PCR test taken on the fifth day of quarantine
- quarantine at home until their 10th day of arrival if they are released from the facility-based quarantine
- travellers must have a quarantine-hotel reservation for at least six days
Testing and quarantine for unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travellers
International arrivals arriving from Pakistan who are not vaccinated or only partially vaccinated, and those with unverified vaccination status will be subjected to the following:
- a facility-based quarantine until they receive a negative PCR test taken on the seventh day of quarantine
- quarantine at home until their fourteenth day of arrival if they are released from the facility-based quarantine
- except for OFWs, arrivals must have a quarantine-hotel reservation for at least eight days
- foreign national minors who are not fully vaccinated must carry out the aforementioned quarantine requirements; a parent/guardian must join the child in the quarantine facility for the full duration of the quarantine
In the case of foreign nationals, they will be required to secure hotel reservations for at least six days. The hotel must be approved by the Tourism and Health Agencies and listed here.
- in case of a positive test result, the BOQ shall transfer them to a designated hospital for further medical management
- if the passengers test negative, their test results will be released within 24 hours after the swab test has been taken. The Unified BOQ Quarantine Certificate is autogenerated in the “OneHealthPass” portal. Travellers can download and print this certificate through the Track Swab Test portal in the OHP website by entering the QR code reference number and last name.
If unvaccinated or partially vaccinated minors travel with their fully vaccinated parents or guardians, they must observe the quarantine protocols corresponding to their vaccination status.
A parent/guardian shall accompany the child in the quarantine facility for the entire term of the latter’s facility-based quarantine period.
Pakistan is not one of the nations that may visit the Philippines without obtaining a visa. Pakistani travellers must therefore obtain a visa from a Philippine embassy or consulate prior to travelling to the Philippines.
However, if a Pakistani national is a spouse or parent to a Filipino national and is travelling with a Filipino national, said traveller may enter the country without a visa.
Flights from Pakistan to the Phillippines
Fly Dubai, Emirates, and Qatar Airways are the most popular airlines travelling from Pakistan to the Philippines.