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Philippines

Philippines

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Date of search

10 June 2022


Certificate adoption

Developed by the DICT for the Philippine Health Department, the VaxCertPH is an online portal for the issuance of vaccination certificates, which are said to be compliant with the technical specifications set by the World Health Organization for vaccination certificates.


Instrument type

Both Vaccination based and Immunity based


Certificate name

  • World Health Organization International Certificates of Vaccination and Prophylaxis
  • VaxCertPH
  • National/state digital certificate of the foreign government which has accepted VaxCertPH under a reciprocal arrangement unless otherwise permitted by the IATF

Certificate details

COViD-19 Vaccination certification (VaxCertPH ) consists of the following data:

  • Quick response QR code for vaccination certificate to match data in the vaccination information management system
  • Personal details: Full name, Date of birth, Sex
  • Issuance details: Issuer, Issuance date and time
  • Certificate ID
  • Vaccination detail: Date of Vaccination, Type of vaccine, Manufacturer, Lot number, Country of Vaccination

Certificate format

Available in Digital format


Entry protocol

For general measures
The Philippines is open to all fully vaccinated international travellers. Fully vaccinated travellers from visa-required countries will not need an exemption document to enter the country but will still need to follow the immigration, visa, and testing procedures set by the government.

Document requirement

For fully vaccinated travellers:

  • They must have acceptable proof of vaccination;
  • They must have valid tickets for your return journey to the port of origin or next port of destination not later than thirty (30) days from the date of your arrival in the Philippines;
  • Passport is valid for at least 6 months; and
  • have registered for a Bureau of Quarantine One Health Passprior to arrival. Travellers will receive a unique QR code which they will need to present to the airline prior to boarding and on arrival at the airport in the Philippines.
  • present either a negative RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours prior to the date and time of departure from the country of origin/first port of embarkation in a continuous travel to the Philippines; or a negative laboratory based Antigen Test taken within 24 hours.
  • ***If travellers are fully vaccinated with at least one booster shot, they are no longer required to provide a negative RT-PCR test, provided they present proof of vaccination along with your valid passport and return tickets; see IATF Resolution 168 for more information.

For unvaccinated travellers:

  • Foreign nationals who are not fully vaccinated are not able to enter the Philippines.

Quarantine

Fully vaccinated travellers can enter the Philippines subject to certain conditions. They no longer are required to quarantine on arrival.


Vaccine authorised to be used in the country

  • SinoVac CoronaVac
  • Oxford–AstraZeneca
  • Sinopharm BBIBP-CorV
  • Sinopharm (Wuhan)
  • Covaxin
  • Sputnik V/Sputnik Light
  • Moderna
  • Pfizer/BioNTech
  • Johnson&Johnson
  • Covovax

Vaccine accepted for inbound travellers

Traveller’s vaccine must be included in any of the following:


Border status

Open.