Starting August 1, 2013, nationals from 151 countries may enter the Philippines without a visa and stay for a maximum of thirty (30) days, provided they are holders of a passport valid at least six (6) months beyond the period of stay in the Philippines, and present a return or outward bound ticket to their country of origin or to a next country of destination.
(Pursuant to the Bureau of Immigration’s Memorandum Circular No. RADJR-2013-006.)
For the list of 151 countries, please click here.
Chinese Nationals, including citizens for Hong Kong and Taiwan, will need a special permit.
The Philippines is fortunate to be free from epidemics. The country remains safe from bird flu and foot-and-mouth diseases.
If you’re coming from an area where yellow fever has been reported, you’ll need a certificate of vaccination.
For more information, visit http://www.doh.gov.ph/
Before leaving the plane, you will be asked to fill out the Baggage Declaration Form.
The following items are allowed duty-free:
The following items are restricted and require prior import permits and health, sanitary or phytosanitary certificates:
“Balikbayans” have separate rules and should check with the Embassy or Consulate in their current residence.
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