What to know about travelling from Australia to the Philippines during COVID-19

The latest on quarantine status, COVID-19 vaccine and test requirements and local restrictions for Australians travelling to Philippines.

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The Philippines offers Australians a world of experiences, from the greenery of the Chocolate Hills to the oasis that is the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park.

In this guide you’ll find all the necessary information on when Aussies will be able to travel to the Philippines and border exceptions as well as permit, testing and quarantine requirements.

Can I travel from Australia to Philippines?

No, travellers from Australia are not permitted to enter the Philippines for tourism purposes at this time. Keep in mind that returning flights to Australia from the Philippines are few and far between so plans for returning may be delayed.

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When can I travel to Philippines? When will the Philippines borders open?

There are yet to be talks of opening up the border between Australia and the Philippines – this page will be updated as soon as more information becomes available.

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Are there any exemptions for travelling to Philippines?

At this point in time, only the following individuals from Australia are permitted entry into the Philippines:

  • Citizens of the Philippines
  • Permanent residents of the Philippines
  • Foreign nationals that qualify under the IATF resolutions

Can I travel to Philippines if I'm a permanent resident or citizen?

Yes, if you're Australian and a permanent resident or citizen of Philippines, you are allowed to return to your home.

Like any traveller entering the country, those coming from Australia will be subject to the latest quarantine and COVID test rules.

What are the entry requirements for Philippines coming from Australia?

Do I need a permit to enter Philippines?

Incoming travellers from Australia need to submit an Electronic Case Investigation Form (e-CIF) before arriving into the Philippines. It ensures all Australian travellers are tested for COVID-19 when arriving in the Philippines.

Do I need proof I've had a vaccine to travel?

No, at this point in time Australians don’t need proof of vaccination.

Do I need proof I've had a negative test before departing for Philippines?

It depends on the airline Australian visitors are flying in with as well as the province that they’re entering. For example, Aussies headed to Boracay need to provide a negative COVID-19 (RT-PCR) test result taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

If you’re travelling from Australia to the Philippines, be sure to check the requirement for your specific destination.

Do I need to quarantine when I arrive in Philippines?

Yes, all travellers from Australia have to complete at least six nights in quarantine in an accredited hotel or government facility at your own expense – costs sit at around PHP4,000. On the sixth day of isolation, Australian visitors will be retested for the virus.

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