Effective midnight of December 29, 2020, all passengers originating from the countries listed below will not be allowed to enter the Philippines.  This is a precautionary measure put into place by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases in preventing the entry of a second COVID-19 strain which was recently detected.  The following countries include:  

  • United Kingdom 
  • South Africa 
  • Switzerland 
  • Italy 
  • Denmark 
  • Israel 
  • Hong Kong 
  • Spain 
  • Ireland 
  • Netherlands 
  • Singapore 
  • Lebanon 
  • Japan  
  • Canada 
  • Germany 
  • Sweden 
  • Australia 
  • France 
  • Iceland 
  • South Korea

Passengers already in transit or who had been in any of the flagged countries within 14 days from entry into the Phils and who arrive before Dec. 30, 2020, will be allowed entry but they shall be subjected to strict quarantine and testing protocols (mandatory 14 day quarantine in OWWA and DOT accredited facilities) despite getting a negative RT-PCR result.