Whether it’s to reunite with your lover or just to see the beautiful landscapes, now that the Philippines has reopened many people are rushing back in. However, it’s important to know the new requirements of entry so you aren’t turned away at the airport.
Details for Fully Vaccinated Foreigners:
- Must present vaccination card with proof of booster
- Travel insurance is not required but highly recommended (compare rates)
- Must have One Health Pass (get it free)
- Onward/Return Ticket within 30 days of arrival
- More than 6 months left on your passport
- Self-monitor for 7 days after arrival and report any symptoms to the health authorities
- Unvaccinated Filipino travelers must undergo a 14-day quarantine. You may read the quarantine protocols here.
- The Philippine Bureau of Immigration just announced that fully vaxxed + 1 booster shot travelers no longer need traveler’s insurance nor a covid test prior to arrival
- The PCR test must be taken within 48 hours of departure, if you’re on a long haul flight it’s based on the departure date and time from your home country. The antigen test must be taken no less than 24 hours prior to departure.
- Please note that rules may change at any time. Please keep up to date on current requirements by following the Philippine Bureau of Immigration on Facebook.
Unvaccinated Filipino Travelers May Now Enter The Philippines
The Philippine Bureau of Immigration has just announced that unvaxxed travelers may enter the Philippines (official press release). Here are the requirements:
- Must present a negative RT-PCR test or an antigen test taken within 24 hours of departure
- Must undergo a 14-day quarantine
- Traveler’s Insurance is highly recommended (rates as low as $30).
How to Stay in the Philippines Long Term & Support Yourself
There are various ways to stay long-term in the Philippines. The three most common are:
- Long term tourist visa
- Marry a Filipino citizen
- A retirement visa
- An investment visa
I discuss these options in detail here.
Not a retiree and need to make money while you’re in the Philippines? Here are some great ways expats can earn a living in the Philippines and one way they really shouldn’t.
How to Bring Your Fiance from the Philippines to the US
There are a few ways you can go about getting your girl to the US from The Philippines. The most common ones are:
A fiance visa (K-1 visa), a spousal visa (IR1 or CR-1 visa), and a tourist visa (B-2 visa).
Most people do either the spousal or the fiance visa, however, the tourist visa is a great option (if she qualifies) if you’re not ready to take the plunge yet. This is because there’s no requirement for an affidavit of support. That means you won’t be on the hook to take care of her in case things don’t work out.
See if you’re eligible for a k-1 or spousal visa
For professional assistance contact Filipino Visa
Not sure if her love for you is real? Read my article on 7 Signs She Really Loves you and 5 That She Doesn’t.
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