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Philippines

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14 October 2021


Certificate adoption

On 17 December 2020, the Senate and the House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress in the Second Regular Session of the Eighteenth Congress enacted an act under the short title “Vaccine Passport Act”.

The Department of Information and Communications Technology assures that it is ready to roll out VaxCertPH, the country’s portal for issuing COVID-19 vaccination certificates, by September. The portal developed by the DICT will issue certificates digitally signed by the Department of Health for fully vaccinated persons.


Instrument type

Vaccination based


Certificate name

Vaccine Passport/Vaccine Certificate


Timeline

For digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate, it will be launched in September.


Certificate details

In the Vaccine Passport Act, it is specified that the Vaccine Passport will be a mobile record or certificate containing the following, among others:
1. Basic personal information such as full name, present and/or permanent address, birthdate, gender, etc
2. Type and Purpose of Vaccine, Batch Number, Date Administered and Person of Institution that Administered the Vaccine
3. Other relevant medical information about the person such as his or her infection history and existing comorbidities


Certificate format

The proof of vaccination is available in digital and/or paper forrmat.


Entry protocol

All arriving travellers must undergo 14 days of quarantine on arrival, unless they have been fully vaccinated in the Philippines, where a 7 day quarantine will apply. For those who are not fully vaccinated, the first 10 days of quarantine must be pre-booked in an accredited quarantine hotel/facility. The final 4 days can be completed under home quarantine at their destination (subject to COVID-19 testing at the quarantine hotel/facility on the seventh day from date of arrival).


Vaccine authorised to be used in the country

Moderna, Pfizer, Sputnik V, Johnson & Johnson, Oxford/AstraZeneca, Covaxin, BBIBP-CorV, CoronaVac


Border status

Partially open. On 30 September 2021, the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) released Resolution No. 141-B, which updates the list of ‘Green’ and ‘Red’ countries list. Those listed under the red list are not allowed entry into the Philippines.

Please check all countries lists here: https://www.santaferelo.com/en/mobility-insights/news-and-blog/immigration-update-philippines-updated-list-of-green-and-red-countries/


Reference

  1. https://www.ivisa.com/philippines-blog/vaccination-passport-philippines-heres-what-to-know
  2. https://www.congress.gov.ph/legisdocs/basic_18/HB08280.pdf
  3. https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/philippines/entry-requirements
  4. https://www.manilatimes.net/2021/06/27/business/sunday-business-it/digital-vaccine-passport-for-travel/1804773
  5. https://dfa.gov.ph/list-of-countries-for-21-day-visa
  6. https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1151082
  7. https://www.santaferelo.com/en/mobility-insights/news-and-blog/immigration-update-philippines-updated-list-of-green-and-red-countries/