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ADVISORY: Testing and Quarantine Protocols from 8 October 2021

Pursuant to the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) Resolution No. 143, Series of 2021, and for as long as Japan is classified as a “Yellow” List Country, arriving passengers from Japan are subject to the following modified quarantine and testing protocols upon arrival in the Philippines from 8 October 2021:

  1. Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs)
    Kindly directly contact the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) for details: https://polotokyo.dole.gov.ph/contact-us/
  2. Non-OFWs and Foreign Nationals (with VaxCertPH digital vaccination certificate or BOQ-issued International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis [ICV] or national digital certificate of the foreign government which has accepted VaxCertPH under a reciprocal arrangement)***
    Day 1 : Arrival/Check-in
    Day 5 : RT-PCR Test Swabbing
    Day 6 : Release of Test Results (may take longer than 1 day)
    Day 7-10 : After release of test results, complete remainder of mandatory quarantine at home/hotel
  3. Non-OFWs and Foreign Nationals (whose vaccination status cannot be independently verified/confirmed by Philippine authorities as valid and authentic)
    Day 1 : Arrival/Check-in
    Day 7 : RT-PCR Test Swabbing
    Day 8 : Release of Test Results (may take longer than 1 day)
    Day 9-14 : After release of test results, complete remainder of mandatory quarantine at home/hotel

For further questions and/or clarification, kindly directly coordinate with the Department of Health (DOH) or the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ)

Department of Health (DOH) Call Center
Department of Health Central Office
Bldg. 9 San Lazaro Compound, Sta. Cruz, Manila
Telephone Number: (02) 8651-7800 local 5003-5005 or (02) 5318-7500
DOH Call Center text: 0918-8888364
Email Address: callcenter@doh.gov.ph  OR  boq.opcen@gmail.com

***An individual shall be considered as having been fully vaccinated for COVID-19:

  1. More than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the 2nd dose in a 2-dose series; or
  2. More than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine.
  3. The vaccines administered to the individual are included in any of the following:
    • Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) List of Compassionate Special Permit (CSP) issued by the Philippine Food and Drug Administration; or
    • Emergency Use Listing of the World Health Organization.
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