Philippines International Travel Information (2023)


Republic of the Philippines

Exercise increased caution to the Philippines due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, and kidnapping. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.

Last Update: Reissued withupdates to health information.

Exercise increased caution to the Philippines due tocrime, terrorism, civil unrest, and kidnapping.Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.

Do Not Travel to:

  • The Sulu Archipelago, including the southern Sulu Sea, due tocrime, terrorism, civil unrest,andkidnapping.

Marawi City in Mindanao due toterrorismandcivil unrest.

Reconsider Travel to:

  • Other areas of Mindanao due tocrime, terrorism, civil unrest,andkidnapping.

Country Summary: Terrorist and armed groups continue plotting possible kidnappings, bombings, and other attacks in the Philippines. Terrorist and armed groups may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, markets/shopping malls, and local government facilities. The Philippine government has declared a “State of National Emergency on Account of Lawless Violence in Mindanao.”

Read thecountry information pagefor additional information on travel to the Philippines.

If you decide to travel to the Philippines:

· Visit the CDC page for the latestTravel Health Informationrelated to your travel.

The Sulu Archipelago and Sulu Sea – Level 4: Do Not Travel

Terrorist and armed groups continue to conduct kidnappings on land and at sea for ransom, bombings, and other attacks targeting U.S. citizens, foreigners, civilians, local government institutions, and security forces.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in the Sulu Archipelago and Sulu Sea as U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization to travel to those areas.

Visit our website forTravel to High-Risk Areas.

Marawi City in Mindanao – Level 4: Do Not Travel

Civilians are at risk of death or injury due to conflict between remnants of terrorist groups and Philippine security forces in Marawi.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Mindanao as U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization to travel there.

Visit our website forTravel to High-Risk Areas.

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Mindanao – Level 3: Reconsider Travel

The Philippine government maintains a state of emergency and greater police presence in the Cotabato City area, and in the Maguindanao, North Cotabato, and Sultan Kudarat provinces.

Terrorist and armed groups continue to conduct kidnappings, bombings, and other attacks targeting U.S. citizens, foreigners, civilians, local government institutions, and security forces.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Mindanao as U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization to travel there.

Visit our website forTravel to High-Risk Areas.


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Embassies and Consulates

U.S. Embassy Manila

1201 Roxas Boulevard
Manila, Philippines 1000
+ (63) (2) 5301-2000
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: + (63) (2) 5301-2000
Fax: +(63) (2) 5301-2017


U.S. Consular Agency - Cebu City
Ground Level, Waterfront Hotel
Salinas Drive
Lahug, Cebu City
Philippines 6000
+ (63) (32) 231-1261
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: Please contact the U.S. Embassy in Manila: + (63) (2) 301-2000
Fax: +(63) (32) 231-0174

Entry, Exit and Visa Requirements

Please visit the Embassy'sCOVID-19 pagefor more information on entry/exit requirements related to COVID-19 in the Philippines.

The U.S. Department of State is unaware of any HIV/AIDS entry restrictions for visitors to or foreign residents of the Philippines.

We advise all U.S. citizens against traveling with potentially prohibited items, such as firearms, on their person or in their checked baggage. While at the airport or traveling in country, possession of prohibited items such as live or spent ammunition or firearms, or anything resembling such items -- whether it be a souvenir, gift, or artefact – may subject the traveler to prosecution and stringent penalties by local authorities.Learn more about how to avoid problems when traveling abroad with firearms.

Check with your airline to determine whether a particular item is allowed for transport, as well as with the appropriate authorities in the Philippines – such as the Philippine National Police and Bureau of Immigration – as well as the appropriate authorities in any transit countries.

You can find information ondual nationality,prevention of international child abduction, andcustoms regulationson our website.

Safety and Security

Terrorism:Terrorist groups, and those inspired by such organizations, are intent on attacking U.S. citizens abroad. Terrorists are increasingly using less-sophisticated methods of attack – including knives, firearms, and vehicles – to target crowds more effectively. Frequently, their aim is unprotected or vulnerable targets, such as:

  • High-profile public events (sporting contests, political rallies, demonstrations, holiday events, celebratory gatherings, etc.)
  • Hotels, clubs, and restaurants frequented by tourists
  • Places of worship
  • Schools
  • Parks
  • Shopping malls and markets
  • Public transportation systems (including subways, buses, trains, and scheduled commercial flights)

U.S. citizens should remain alert to the potential for explosions and bombings as part of pre-planned attacks, as well as the threat of kidnapping.

Terrorist and armed groups continue plotting possible kidnappings, bombings, and other attacks in the Philippines. Terrorist and armed groups may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, markets/shopping malls, and local government facilities. The Philippine government has declared a “State of National Emergency on Account of Lawless Violence in Mindanao.”

On August 24, 2020, dual suicide bombings in Jolo, Sulu, Mindanao, killed 15 people and injured 77 others.

For more information, please visit our websitehere.


Crime:Confidence games (con games), pickpocketing, Internet scams, and credit/ATM card fraud are common.Be wary of unknown individuals who attempt to befriend you, especially just after you arrive in country. Do not accept food, drinks, or rides in private vehicles from strangers, even if they appear to be legitimate. Solo travelers have been drugged and robbed by strangers after accepting an invitation to visit a tourist destination.

Kidnappings, physical assaults, murder-for-hire, and other violent crimes occur in the Philippines.Philippine government law enforcement agencies are engaged in a nationwide counter-narcotics campaign that has resulted in a sharp increase in violence between police and individuals suspected of involvement in the drug trade. As part of this campaign, law enforcement is engaged in aggressive search and buy-bust operations that could affect foreigners.

Taxis or ride-sharing applications are the recommended form of public transportation. However, taxi drivers and/or individuals using stolen taxi cabs have committed robberies. Ask the hotel, restaurant, and/or business establishment to call a reliable taxi service for you.

  • Do not enter a taxi if it has already accepted another passenger.
  • Request that the taxi driver use the meter to record your fare.
  • Wait for another cab if the driver is unwilling to comply with these requests.
  • Make a mental note of the license plate number of your taxi, or text it to someone, should there be a problem.

When driving in the city, make certain that vehicle doors are locked and windows are rolled up.

Travelers have been stopped and robbed shortly after leaving Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport in a taxi or private vehicle.

One common form ofcredit/ATM card fraudinvolves an illicit electronic device attached to ATM card readers that retrieves and records information, including the PIN, from a card's magnetic strip. Refer to the Overseas Security Advisory Council website for moreinformation.

See theDepartment of Stateand theFBIpages for information on scams.

Internet romance and financial scams are prevalent in the Philippines. Scams are often initiated through Internet postings/profiles or by unsolicited emails and letters. Scammers almost always pose as U.S. citizens who have no one else to turn to for help. Common scams include:

  • Romance/online dating
  • Money transfers
  • Lucrative sales
  • Gold purchase
  • Contracts with promises of large commissions
  • Grandparent/relative targeting
  • Free trip/luggage
  • Lotteries
  • Inheritance notices
  • Work permits/job offers
  • Bank overpayments

Victims of Crime:U.S. citizen victims of sexual assault are encouraged to contact the U.S. Embassy for assistance.

Report crimes to the local police at the 911 hotline and contact the U.S. Embassy at +(63)(2) 5301-2000. Remember that local authorities are responsible for investigating and prosecuting the crime.

See our webpage onhelp for U.S. victims of crime overseas.

We can:

  • Help you find appropriate medical care.
  • Assist you in reporting a crime to the police.
  • Contact relatives or friends with your written consent.
  • Provide general information regarding the victim’s role during the local investigation and following its conclusion.
  • Provide a list of local attorneys.
  • Provide our information onvictim’s compensation programs in the U.S.
  • Provide an emergency loan for repatriation to the United States and/or limited medical support in cases of destitution.
  • Help you find accommodation and arrange flights home.
  • Replace a stolen or lost passport.

Domestic Violence:U.S. citizen victims of domestic violence are encouraged to contact the Embassy for assistance.

Tourism: Tourism is re-opening throughout the country, depending on local COVID-19 pandemic conditions. Please check with thePhilippine Department of Tourismbefore traveling. The safety standards you might expect of transport and tour operators, including adventure activities such as diving, are not always met. Sufficient safety equipment may not be provided, and recommended maintenance standards and safety precautions may not be observed. Always use available safety equipment, such as lifejackets or seatbelts, even if others do not. If appropriate safety equipment is not available, use another provider. In the event of an injury, appropriate medical treatment is widely available throughout the country.Outside of a major metropolitan center, it may take more time for first responders and medical professionals to stabilize a patient and provide life-saving assistance.U.S. citizens are encouraged to purchase medical evacuation insurance.If you are planning to dive, theDiver’s Alert Network (DAN)provides information on diving accident management.See our webpage for moreinformation on insurance providers for overseas coverage.

Local Laws & Special Circumstances

Criminal Penalties:You are subject to local laws. If you violate local laws, even unknowingly, you may be expelled, arrested, or imprisoned.Individuals establishing a business or practicing a profession that requires additional permits or licensing should seek information from the competent local authorities, prior to practicing or operating a business.

The judicial process in the Philippines typically is lengthy, extending for years rather than weeks or months, and individuals charged with a crime can be held inindefinite pre-trial detentionas their case makes its way through the judicial system. Penalties for possessing, using, or trafficking in illegal drugs in the Philippines are severe.

Convicted offenders can expect long jail sentences and heavy fines.

If a traveler is found to have any amount of drugs on his or her person, or nearby, when arriving or departing from the Philippines, he or she will be charged with trafficking. Trafficking is a non-bailable charge, and the maximum penalty is life imprisonment. If you intend to enter the Philippines with a prescribed controlled substance (e.g., medical marijuana), obtain clearance from the Philippine government first.

Since June 2016, Philippine authorities have conducted a public campaign against illegal drugs. This has resulted in armed confrontations between authorities and suspected drug dealers and users.

Always carry a copy of your passport in the event that you are asked about your citizenship. You may be questioned by authorities if you take pictures of certain buildings, especially government buildings or military installations. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs could land you immediately in jail.

The Philippine Bureau of Immigration may consider the participation of foreigners in demonstrations or political rallies in the Philippines to be a violation of the terms of admission. Foreign nationals who participate in demonstrations, political rallies, or other activity deemed anti-government in nature may be detained and deported for violating Philippine immigration laws.

In the Philippines, any adult in the company of a minor under 12 years old who is not related within the “fourth degree” may be subject to a severe penalty. U.S. citizens should be aware of this law both to avoid unlawful behavior and to protect themselves against potentially frivolous accusations.

Furthermore, some laws are also prosecutable in the United States, regardless of local law. For examples, see our website oncrimes against minors abroadand theDepartment of Justicewebsite.

Arrest Notification:If you are arrested or detained, ask police or prison officials to notify the U.S. Embassy immediately. See ourwebpagefor further information.

Counterfeit and Pirated Goods:Although counterfeit and pirated goods are prevalent in many countries, they may still be illegal according to local laws. You may also pay fines or have to give them up if you bring them back to the United States. See theU.S. Department of Justice websitefor more information.

Faith-Based Travelers:See the following webpages for details:

LGBTI Travelers:There is no prohibition on entry into the Philippines by LGBTI individuals. Transgender travelers should be aware that immigration officials may require supporting documents if the gender in the traveler’s passport does not reflect the gender expression of a transgender person. According to Philippine law, an individual’s sex must match that assigned at birth as reflected on the official birth certificate, even in cases of post-operative sex reassignment.

Same-sex relationships are not illegal in the Philippines, but they lack legal recognition. No federal law prohibits discrimination against LGBTI individuals. Several cities, however, have passed local ordinances protecting LGBTI rights. Despite these legislative efforts, LGBTI individuals continue to face discrimination and harassment.

SeeourLGBTI Travel Informationpage and section 6 of ourHuman Rights Reportfor further details.

Travelers Who Require Accessibility Assistance:Streets, buildings, and public transportation may lack facilities for persons with disabilities.Government efforts to improve access to transportation for persons with disabilities are limited due to weak implementing regulations.


Students:See ourStudents Abroadpage andFBI travel tips.

Women Travelers:See our travel tips forWomen Travelers.


Please visit the Embassy'sCOVID-19page for more information on COVID-19 in the Philippines.

For emergency services in the Philippines, dial 911.

Ambulance services are not widely available, and training and availability of emergency responders may be below U.S. standards. Not all ambulances are equipped with state-of-the-art medical equipment.

We do not pay medical bills.Be aware that U.S. Medicare/Medicaid does not apply overseas. Most hospitals and doctors overseas do not accept U.S. health insurance. For more information aboutTRICAREmedical services overseas (a health care program for uniformed service members, retirees,and their families), including possible vaccinations, please visit their Tricare-overseas website:

Medical Insurance:Make sure your health insurance plan provides coverage overseas. Most care providers overseas only accept cash payments. Seeour webpagefor more information on insurance providers for overseas coverage. Visit theU.S. Centers for Disease Control and Preventionfor more information on type of insurance you should consider before you travel overseas.

We strongly recommend supplemental insurance to cover medical evacuation.

Always carry your prescription medication in original packaging, along with your doctor’s prescription. Check with the Philippine Bureau of Customs to ensure the medication is legal in the Philippines.

Vaccinations:Be up-to-date on allvaccinationsrecommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Further health information:

The U.S. Embassy maintains alist of doctors and hospitalsin the Philippines. We do not endorse or recommend any specific medical provider or clinic.

Health Facilities – General Information:

  • Adequate health facilities are available throughout the country but health care in rural areas may be below U.S. standards.
  • Public medical clinics lack basic resources and supplies.
  • Hospitals and doctors often require payment “up front” prior to service or admission.
  • Patients bear all costs for transfer to or between hospitals.
  • Psychological and psychiatric services are limited, even in the larger cities, with hospital-based care only available through government institutions.

Medical Tourism and Elective Surgery:

  • U.S. citizens have suffered serious complications or died during or after having cosmetic or other elective surgery.
  • Medical tourism is a rapidly growing industry. People seeking health care overseas should understand that medical systems operate differently from those in the United States and are not subject to the same rules and regulations. Anyone interested in traveling for medical purposes should consult with their local physician before traveling and visit theU.S. Centers for Disease Control and Preventionwebsite for more information on medical tourism.
  • We strongly recommendsupplemental insuranceto cover medical evacuation in the event of unforeseen medical complications.
  • Your legal options in case of malpractice are very limited in the Philippines.


  • Exercise caution when purchasing medication overseas. Pharmaceuticals, both over the counter and requiring prescription in the United States, are often readily available for purchase with few controls. Counterfeit medication is common and may prove to be ineffective, the wrong strength, or contain dangerous ingredients. Medication should be purchased in consultation with a medical professional and from reputable establishments.
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Food and Drug Administration are responsible for rules governing the transport of medication to the United States. Medication purchased abroad must meet their requirements to be legally brought back into the United States. Medication should be for personal use and must be approved for usage in the United States. Please visit theU.S. Customs and Border Protectionand theFood and Drug Administrationwebsites for more information.

Water Quality:In many areas, tap water is not potable. Bottled water and beverages are generally safe, although you should be aware that many restaurants and hotels serve tap water unless bottled water is specifically requested. Be aware that ice for drinks may be made using tap water.

Adventure Travel:Visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for more information aboutAdventure Travel.

The following diseases are prevalent:

Visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for more information aboutResources for Travelersregarding specific issues in the Philippines.

Air Quality:Air pollution is a significant problem in several major cities in the Philippines. Consider the impact seasonal smog and heavy particulate pollution may have on you and consult your doctor before traveling if necessary.

Travel and Transportation

Road Conditions and Safety:Vehicle traffic is dense and unpredictable. The road system is frequently congested, and drivers are often undisciplined. Consider the risks of driving your own vehicle if you are not used to Philippine road conditions. Avoid driving off the national highways and other paved roads, especially at night. Be extra vigilant when crossing the street. Do not expect vehicles to stop.

Traffic Laws:If you are involved in an accident, contact the local police, and attempt to stay inside your car until the police arrive before engaging with the other driver. Do not attempt to negotiate with drivers until police arrive. Drivers often ignore or do not yield to emergency vehicles, which may delay their arrival to the scene of an accident.

Always have a valid driver’s license and relevant documents with you when driving. Please review the following notices circulated by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to avoid scams and requests for bribes from apprehending officers:List of Traffic Violations and Penalties,No Contact Traffic Apprehension Policy,Procedure in Settling Traffic Violations,andTips for Drivers.The MMDA also publishes guidelines onwhat to do during vehicular accidents.

Public Transportation:Exercise caution while traveling by inter-island ferryboats or other public transportation. Avoid overcrowded or unsafe transport. There have been 19 major inter-island ferryboat accidents since 2012, two with significant loss of life. U.S. government employees are advised not to use inter-island ferry boat services unless they are the only means of transportation available. There have also been a series of bus accidents due to poor bus maintenance or driver error. While taxis are the recommended form of public transportation, there have been safety issues using taxis. Please refer to our Safety and Security section for more information.

See ourRoad Safety pagefor more information. Visit thePhilippine Department of Tourism website,the national authority responsible for road safety.

Aviation Safety Oversight:The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has assessed the government of the Philippine’s Civil Aviation Authority as being in compliance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) aviation safety standards for oversight of the Philippine air carrier operations. Further information may be found on theFAA’s safety assessment page.

Maritime Travel:Mariners planning travel to the Philippines should also check forU.S. maritime advisories and alerts.Information may also be posted to theU.S. Coast Guard homeport websiteand theNGA broadcast warnings.

Fact Sheet



When Philippines will be open for international tourists? ›

Entry Requirements to the Philippines. The Philippines is excited and ready to warmly welcome all foreign tourists from all countries starting April 1, 2022!

Do i need to take pcr before flying to philippines? ›

Are COVID-19 tests required to travel to the Philippines? All arrivals to the Philippines must present a negative test no older than 24 hours and proof of vaccination. Fully vaccinated arrivals are exempt.

Can a Filipino travel to USA now? ›

The citizens of the Philippines who plan to travel to the United States for tourism purposes need to apply for a US visa.

How long can US citizens stay in the Philippines? ›

No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days. Traveler must hold valid ticket for return journey to country of origin or next country of destination and a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the stay in the Philippines. No visa required for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days.

Do US citizens need visa to enter Philippines? ›

TOURIST VISA REQUIRED: No (for tourist travel under 30 days).

Is RT-PCR test required for international travel? ›

International travel requires an RT-PCR test

Most countries require a negative Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test for entry.

How much is a PCR test in the Philippines? ›

PRC's saliva Covid-19 test costs P1,500 while the RT-PCR test costs around P3,800 to P5,000.

Is booster shot required for travel to Philippines? ›

Filipino and foreign nationals aged 18 and above who have received primary series of COVID-19 vaccine, and at least one (1) COVID-19 booster shot administered at any time prior to departure. Filipino and foreign nationals aged 12 to 17 who are “fully vaccinated”.

How to get my Filipino girlfriend to the US? ›

A Filipino fiancé(e) needs an approved I-129F petition to apply for a "K-1" visa. Only a U.S. citizen may file a fiancé(e) petition. This is done at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office that has jurisdiction over the place where the U.S. citizen resides.

How long does it take for a Filipino to get a US visa? ›

Though visa processing time is typically one week, processing time for specific cases may vary due to individual circumstances and other special requirements. Nonimmigrant visa applicants are encouraged to apply at least three (3) months in advance of the intended date of travel.

How long does it take to bring a Filipina wife to USA? ›

Spouses and family members who are considered to be in the immediate relative category usually obtain their visas within 5-12 months of submitting their applications. Those in the family preference category will experience a longer wait as it can take anywhere from 6 months to 6 years to obtain their visas.

Can a US citizen retire in the Philippines? ›

You are free to apply for a Philippines retirement visa through the SRRV program if: You are at least 35 years old and make a deposit of at least $50,000 in a bank account in the Philippines; or. You are at least 50 years old and have a pension.

How much bank balance is required for Philippines visa? ›

The bank balance required for a Philippines visa is the minimum amount you will need in your bank to be able to apply for a visa. The Philippines embassy has set this amount to be at least $1000.

Can a US citizen own a lot in the Philippines? ›

Foreigners are prohibited from owning land in the Philippines, but can legally own a residence. The Philippine Condominium Act allows foreigners to own condo units, as long as 60% of the building is owned by Filipinos.

How long can a US citizen Balikbayan stay in the Philippines? ›

Visitors who are admitted as balikbayan are given an initial stay of one (1) year. Their stay may be extended for an additional one (1), two (2) or six (6) months at the Visa Extension Section of a Bureau of immigration office.

How much is a visa to the Philippines for US citizen? ›

How Much Is the Philippines Visa Fee? The visa for the Philippines costs around $37 USD. Depending on how you obtain the visa as a foreign citizen, you may incur processing fees that can range from $20 USD to $60 USD. Other fees may also apply.

Does Philippines accept rapid antigen test? ›

COVID testing for travelers to the Philippines

Several testing options including Same Day Antigen, Same Day RT-PCR, NAAT, Next day RT-PCR options are offered.

Is PCR test required to travel to USA? ›

Before You Travel to the United States

Before boarding a flight to the United States, you are required to show a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 2 days before travel.

When should I take PCR before flight? ›

Many require a negative PCR test to have been carried out no more than 72 hours before a flight, but please check the government's foreign travel advice for your destination to establish their exact requirements.

Is swab test free in the Philippines? ›

Manila, Philippines – Starting November 1, domestic tourists can have anti-Covid swab tests for free. This was announced by the Department of Tourism (DOT) as it rolled out a new phase of its financial subsidy, though the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), to boost its domestic tourism recovery program.

How long is a RT-PCR test valid for? ›

All you need to produce is a valid ID proof to get your COVID-19 RT-PCR test done with 72 hours of validity.

How much is the swab test in Philippine airport? ›

The RT-PCR test costs PHP 2,599 and results are available within 24 hours.

What vaccines do I need for Philippines? ›

Courses or boosters usually advised: Hepatitis A; Tetanus. Other vaccines to consider: Diphtheria; Hepatitis B; Rabies; Typhoid. Selectively advised vaccines - only for those individuals at highest risk: Cholera; Japanese Encephalitis.

Is travel insurance mandatory for Philippines? ›

On May 30, 2022, the Philippines removed their rules requiring all travelers to buy travel insurance and submit a negative Covid-19 test upon entry into the country. With the rule change, fully vaccinated travelers do not need to meet these requirements.

Do you need a booster shot to travel out of the US? ›

A booster dose is not needed to meet this requirement. Why does the Amended Order require proof of being fully vaccinated but not up to date on boosters? CDC recommends that people stay up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines by getting booster shots when eligible.

Can a U.S. citizen marry a Filipina? ›

This requirement is similar to the Philippine CENOMAR document, better understood as a civil status record. The certificate affirms the US Citizen is not married to anyone in the world and is able to marry a Filipino.

What does an American need to marry a Filipina? ›

If you are not yet married and your fiancé is still in the Philippines, you can, if you are a U.S. citizen, petition for your fiancé to enter the U.S. on a K-1 visa in order to get married in the U.S.—and then your new spouse can stay in the U.S. to apply for a green card, if desired.

Can I marry a U.S. citizen on a tourist visa? ›

Can I Marry A US Citizen on A Tourist Visa? The short answer is: yes, you can get married in the US while on a B-1/B-2 tourist visa or on a visa waiver program. There is nothing in the regulations that say individuals who are in the US as visitors cannot get married.

How long can a Filipino stay in USA with tourist visa? ›

NOTE: The authorized maximum period of stay granted by the Philippine Consulate to all temporary visitor's visa applicants is fifty-nine (59) days.

How long can an American stay in the Philippines with a visa? ›

No. US citizens do not need a visa to enter the Philippines. US citizens can enter the Philippines Visa on Arrival and stay in the Philippines visa-free for up to 59-days. After 59-days, US Citizens can extend their visa by 1, 2, or 6-months at a Philippine Bureau of Immigration office.

Can a Filipina get a tourist visa to USA? ›

Philippine citizens must apply for a tourist visa before they are permitted to enter the Unites States. This is applicable for any length of stay, since the Philippines does not participate in the United States' Visa Waiver Program.

Can I take antigen test to enter Philippines? ›

COVID testing for travelers to the Philippines

Several testing options including Same Day Antigen, Same Day RT-PCR, NAAT, Next day RT-PCR options are offered. What are the COVID-19 testing and vaccination requirements for travelers to the Philippines? Same Day AntigenNo provider evaluation.


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