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

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

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The Philippines offers Canadians 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 Canucks will be able to travel to the Philippines and border exceptions as well as permit, testing and quarantine requirements.

Can I travel from Canada to Philippines?

No, travellers from Canada are not permitted to enter the Philippines for tourism purposes at this time. Keep in mind that returning flights to Canada 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 Canada 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 Canada 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 Canadian 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 Canada will be subject to the latest quarantine and COVID test rules.

What are the entry requirements for Philippines coming from Canada?

Do I need a permit to enter Philippines?

Incoming travellers from Canada need to submit an Electronic Case Investigation Form (e-CIF) before arriving into the Philippines. It ensures all Canadian 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 Canadians 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 Canadian visitors are flying in with as well as the province that they’re entering. For example, Canucks 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 Canada 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 Canada 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, Canadian visitors will be retested for the virus.

Frequently asked questions about travelling from Canada to Philippines:

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