DFA’s New Rules For Filipinos Arriving From Abroad

The DFA has released a new set of rules for Filipinos who will be arriving in the Philippines. These new rules shall take effect at 12:01 AM on February 10, 2022. If you have friends and relatives who are scheduled to arrive on or after February 10, they need to be properly informed.

Generally, all inbound Filipinos must have a prior registration at http://www.onehealthpass.com.ph.

Fully Vaccinated Filipino Nationals:

  1. Present a negative RT-PCR test within 48 hours prior to departure from the country of origin/first port of embarkation.
  2. Self-monitor for symptoms for 7 days (the date of arrival being the first day) and must report to the destination LGU in the event of symptoms. Mandatory facility-based quarantine will no longer be required.
  3. Fully-vaccinated means:
    • The individual has received the second dose in a 2-dose series or a single dose vaccine more than 14 days prior to the date and time of departure from the country of origin/port of embarkation.
    • The vaccine is included in the EUA List or CSP issued by the Philippine FDA; or the Emergency Use Listing of the WHO.
    • Possesses and presents any of the following proofs of vaccination prior to departing/boarding:
      • WHO Certificate of Vaccination and Prophylaxis
      • VaxCertPH
      • National or state digital certificate of a country/foreign government which has also accepted VaxCertPH.
      • Other proofs of vaccination permitted by the IATF.

A Filipino national who does not meet all three conditions is not considered fully vaccinated and will be subject to the entry, testing, and quarantine protocols.

For Filipinos who are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, or whose vaccination status cannot be independently validated:

  1. Present a negative RT-PCR test within 48 hours prior to the date and time of departure from the country of origin/first port of embarkation.
  2. Undergo facility-based quarantine until the release of their negative RT-PCR test taken on the fifth day from date of arrival, continue with home quarantine until the 14th day from date of arrival.

For unvaccinated MINOR Filipino nationals:

  1. Below 12 years old: follow the quarantine protocols of their parent/s or an accompanying adult/guardian traveling with them.
  2. 12 to 17 years old: follow the classification and procedures based on their vaccination status (i.e. vaccinated or unvaccinated).

All unvaccinated minor children should be accompanied by their parents, whether foreign or Filipino, during their facility-based quarantine.

What do I need to present if I am unvaccinated or partially vaccinated only?

  1. Present a negative RT-PCR test within 48 hours prior to the date and time of departure from the country of origin/first port of embarkation.
  2. Undergo facility-based quarantine until the release of their negative RT-PCR test taken on the fifth day from date of arrival, continue with home quarantine until the 14th day from date of arrival.
  3. Minors must follow the quarantine protocols of their parent/s or an accompanying adult/guardian traveling with them.
  4. 12-17 years old, follow the classification and procedure based on their vaccination status (i.e. vaccinated or unvaccinated).

For more information on arrival protocols for Filipino and non-Filipino nationals, please visit the website of the DFA at https://consular.dfa.gov.ph/.

The above information were lifted from the official Facebook page of the Department of Foreign Affairs (https://www.facebook.com/dfaphl)

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2 thoughts on “DFA’s New Rules For Filipinos Arriving From Abroad

  1. Dear Sir I wonder whether you are able to advise regarding the adoption process in the Philippines? My son has lived in the Philippines with his partner for the past 5 years. They have two children together, and my son would now like to adopt her child by her previous partner, to whom she is still married as due to Philippines law, she is unable to divorce him, despite the marriage failing. The child concerned is now 10 and has had no contact with his biological father. He would like my son, who has cared and provided for him, and been a real father to him since 2014, to become his legal father. Are you able to advise please?

    I live in the UK and find your blogs to be of real value in helping me to understand the Philippines legal systems. I hope you are able to advise. Many thanks

    Ann Croft Ann Croft

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    1. Hi Ann! Your son and his partner can seek the advise of a lawyer that specializes in Family Laws. In my humble opinion, what’s more important at this point is for your son to be able to marry his partner first, before adopting his partner’s children from her previous marriage. Adopting them before marrying the children’s mother is rather complicated because he does not have any legal relationship with the mother yet. The children’s mother needs to detach herself from her previous marriage first so that your son would have a more plausible reason for adopting her children. That is just my opinion. Again, it is best to consult a Family Lawyer for advise.

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