October 15, 2021

ADVISORY NO. 44-2021: Updates on Testing and Quarantine Protocols for International Arriving Passengers in All Ports of Entry in the Philippines

The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver wishes to inform the public that the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) has issued Resolutions No. 144-A and No. 144-B s. 2021, dated  14 October 2021, effective 16-31 October 2021, which streamline and codify testing and quarantine protocols for international arriving passengers in all ports of entry in the Philippines.

Kindly note that Canada is included in the “Yellow List” classified by the IATF as “Moderate Risk” countries/jurisdictions/territories.  In the absence of a reciprocal arrangement between Canada and the Philippines on the acceptance of vaccination certificate or expressed permission from the IATF, travellers coming from Canada shall be governed by the following entry, testing and quarantine protocols:

Unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or individuals whose vaccination status cannot be independently verified/confirmed by Philippine authorities as valid and authentic coming from “Yellow” List countries/territories/jurisdictions shall be required to undergo facility-based quarantine until the release of their negative RT-PCR testing taken on the seventh (7th) day.  After which, they shall be required to undergo home quarantine until their fourteenth (14th) day, with the day of arrival being the first day. The BOQ shall ensure strict symptom monitoring while in the facility. Foreign nationals shall be required to secure their own pre-booked accommodation of at least eight (8) days;

Resolutions No. 144-A and No. 144-B may be accessed here:  https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2021/10oct/20211014-IATF-144A-RRD.pdf https://pcoo.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/20211014-IATF-144B-RRD.pdf

For the public’s information and guidance.


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