The Philippine government will no longer require a pre-departure COVID-19 test for incoming fully vaccinated passengers as part of its measures to revive the pandemic-hit economy starting May 30, 2022.

To further ease the travel requirements and encourage more tourists to visit the country, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) approved Resolution 168 exempting all fully vaccinated and boostered travelers, whether Filipino or not, from the RT-PCR test requirement. Based on the resolution, the traveler must be at least 18 years old and have received the primary series of Covid-19 vaccines and at least one booster shot.

Also exempted from the pre-departure RT-PCR requirement are travelers aged 12 to 17 who have received their primary Covid-19 vaccine/s; and those aged below 12 and traveling with fully vaccinated or boostered parents or guardians.

In addition, travel insurance is no longer required for arriving passengers. All types of vaccinations certificates, regardless of country of origin, will also be accepted.