So, in this video, we’re going to talk about travelling to the Philippines from the United States of America (SFO to MNL). Since the lockdown officially starts this week, we’re going to discuss some of the changes they made.

Arrival in the Philippines:
Arrival Guide for Non-OFW and Non-Filipino Nationals:
Arrival Guide for OFWs:
Eligible Passengers for Travel to the Philippines:
Arrival Guide for Fully Vaccinated Travelers, whether in the Philippines or abroad, and coming from “Green” countries:
Quarantine Hotels in Manila:
Affidavit of Undertaking:

1. Traze App:
2. Bureau of Quarantine e-Health Declaration Card
Step 1: Register here:
Step 2: Before boarding, answer this:
3. PAL Electronic Investigation Case Form:

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00:00 – Intro
00:06 – Overview
00:25 – Flight Update
00:55 – Who is not allowed to travel to the PH?
1:25 – Who is allowed to travel from the US to PH?
2:07 – If you’re fully vaccinated
3:27 – Things to do before flying
5:48 – Arrival Guide
7:00 – Hotel Guide

Disclaimer: All the information mentioned in this video are subject to change and for entertainment purposes only. Always do your own research and travel at your own risk.

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    According to guidance from the Bureau of Immigration (BI), if you fall under any of the 4 categories then you're allowed to enter the Philippines, subject to the maximum capacity of inbound passengers at the port and date of entry, until further notice:

    1. Foreign nationals with valid and existing visas at the time of entry.

    2. Foreign nationals allowed entry under the Balikbayan Program (RA6788), provided they are nationals from non-visa-required countries under Executive Order 408:

    3. Former Filipino citizens, together with their foreign spouses and children, regardless of age, who are travelling with the former Filipino citizens; and

    4. Filipino citizens’ spouses and children, regardless of age, who are travelling with the Filipino citizen.

    Foreign nationals who are holders of valid and existing Special Resident Retiree’s Visas (SRRV) may be allowed entry without the need for an Entry Exemption Document (EED).

    Foreign nationals who are holders of valid and existing 9(a) or Temporary Visitor’s Visas, provided they present, upon arrival, an EED issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), except for foreign spouses, parent/s, and/or children of Filipino citizens with valid 9(a) visas who are allowed entry to the Philippines without the need of an EED as of August 1, 2021, per IATF Resolution 128

  • do we have to stay at a hotel if we have a place to stay like for example someone i know??? like why cant i just stay with them???

  • PHILIPPINES IS NOT OPEN FOR TOURISM, please be clear about “who can travel to the Philippines”

  • I’m traveling to Philippines in January to visit my fiancé I am a US citizen and have a valid passport I already have my round trip ticket and my 10 day hotel booked I’m only staying 21 days do I also need a visia to enter the Philippines

  • Thank you .. this was very helpful.

  • They should designate a quarantine casino I could spend every day in there for a month

  • Hai Ivan! Do i need to fill up the onehealth pass even if we are petition of my mom? Or just for ofw. I hope you notice me 🥺

  • As of today what is update for the quarantine, oct.08,2021 still 2weeks/14days when u arrive in Manila. Pls. Let me know.

  • Hi! I am flying via PAL. So, I have the otpion to choose the listed quarantine hotels by the BOI and not be limited by PAL's partner hotels?

  • How did you get your Bureau of Quarantine certificate? Will they email it together with the swab test?

  • Hello do you know the detailed requirements for US citizens considered tourist?

  • Anyone who has lived in the Philippines knows that this whole process pf getting into the country will be nothing short of chaos

  • Why the fuck would I fly all the way to the Philippines just to stay locked in my room 😑😑😑😑

  • I was told i need an entry visa to go to the Philippines. My wife in Gods eye lives there and im in the usa trying to get the k1 visa going

  • Hi man, can I ask after the 10th and final day of quarantine do you still need to do home quarantine in your hometown? Appreciate your response. Thank you

  • All of these rules are scams and extortion designed by stupid lazy useless IATF ……

  • need po ba fully vaccinated?

  • Hi, you mention in another video that 2 adults, in my case myself and my wife, are allowed to stay in 1 hotel room butnonly if we signed a waiver. This is not mentioned in what I read from the regulation. How does this actually work? Does it depend on the hotel? Will the workers at the airport not require us to have 2 hotel reservations?

  • Sinundo po ba kau ng hotel shuttle niyo or taxi sa airport going to hotel?

  • I’m landing in cebu does the same thing apply ? I’m wondering how it will work out with a connecting flight to Davao city


  • Can you exchange USD for PHP at the airport? I was told the currency exchanges are closed

  • Hi Ivan, I just want to ask when traveling back to PH do I also need to get a RT-PCR test as well 3 days before my flight? Thanks 😊

  • wait, so if i'm a US citizen and fully vaccinated, I can travel to the philippines as of now? Just want to be clear on this.

  • So basically, when you said partners/spouses are allowed to stay with you, did you mean partners/spouses that traveled with you from the US? Or you can have your partner that was already in the Philippines to stay with you? Also, define partner in this context. Did you strictly mean spouse? Endpoint of my question is can my boyfriend in the Philippines stay with me when I quarantine at the hotel upon arrival from the US?

  • Do I need to apply for Philippine Visa if I'm a US Citizen and I want to travel to the Philippines?

  • I thought US citizens couldn’t enter unless they were granted a visa exemption?

  • Tourist visa's are not being processed, meaning no one can travel to the Philippines on a tourist visa.
    Non-immigrant Visa (NIV): The Embassy continues to prioritize travellers with urgent (i.e. matter of life and death) travel needs, foreign diplomats, and certain mission-critical categories of travellers, such as students and exchange visitors (F-1, M-1, and J-1) and temporary employment visas (H-1B, H-2B, and L non-immigrants). Visa appointments and processing for B1/B2 (Business/Tourist) remain suspended, with the exception of interview waiver renewals.

  • thank you kababayan sa info. ingat lagi kayo

  • Hi Ivan,
    I will be traveling to PH this October, and I just have question, if my hotel doesn't provide a transportation service, can I just get a taxi from airport, will they allow me to do that?

  • I really enjoy your videos. Very thorough, you are well spoken and appear very smart. Maybe one day you will make a good news anchor. Peace. 😀

  • Sir no need negative rtpcr from US to Philippines?

  • Question: do we still need to take a swab test here in the US before my flight?

  • Thank you so much for this!!

  • Do you know how long american citizen can stay in the Philippines?

  • Salamat kabayan, will go through them tomorrow, 16 SEO 2021. I guess Canadian version would be the same. God bless our trip!

  • Hi Ivan is required it to have a swab test for outbound travelers from US. Did you underwent a swab test? Thank you.

  • Would i (filipino,in the phil) be able to go with my gf (american,coming from US) during her 10day quarantine?i don't mind doing the quarantine and swab too with her,i just don't want her to be there by herself 🙁

  • Did he say that we can travel Even though our password is expired

  • Hi Thank you for sharing informations. I just wondering about the quarantine? And do I need to pay for hotel for my quarantine? Thank you

  • Excellent and thorough.

  • Sorry but they aren't taking US passport holders. I've called PAL and the Philippines embassy. They ARE NOT accepting tourists, investor visas, and retired visas UNLESS… you are married to a Fil citizen, and/ or have a Filipino child, or you have a medical emergency that requires to be performed there. that's been in place since they lifted the travel ban. Unless you have updated regulations.

  • just watched your video it was pretty clear and thorough thanks. Wanted to know if you know anything about once you do quarantine in manila if i wanted to go to bacolod city would i have to quarantine there as well or can i show proof of the quarantine i did in manila. thxx

  • Thank you ivan. Malaking tulong ang mga videos mo.update us. I will be travelling on the 22 pf september.

  • Thanks for your effort making this video.

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