Travel to the Philippines
Travelling has changed, and you may need to do a little more planning and preparation before take-off. Ensure you check and comply with all airline and government travel requirements before arriving at the airport.
Last updated: 15 December 2022
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The Philippine One Health Pass and eARRIVAL CARD have been replaced by the Electronic Travel DeclarationOpens external site in a new window (eTravel). All travellers are required to complete the online form a maximum of 72 hours before departure. There is no cost involved.
Before booking and before departure, ensure you check the latest PhilippineOpens external site in a new window and AustralianOpens external site government conditions for travel, including any applicable Australian State Government restrictions and requirements, which may include mandatory travel and health declarations, vaccinations, use of face masks, and immigration and entry requirements (which may include renewing your passport, or applying for a visa), or you could be denied entry. This information is subject to change and we recommend you check these websites frequently for any updates.
Some countries have restrictions around transiting. If you're transiting via another country or onto another international flight, ensure you check the requirements of your transiting and destination country to ensure their Government allows you to transit.
If your itinerary includes travel with another airline, or Qantas codeshare flights which are operated by another airline on their aircraft, you'll need to contact them directly to understand and meet their requirements.
Fully vaccinated Australians and citizens of a non-visa country or territoryOpens external site are allowed to enter the Philippines, provided you comply with the applicable visa and immigration requirements (including passport validity of at least 6 months from your arrival, and having an onward/return ticket for no later than 30 days from your arrival in the Philippines).
- Within 72 hours of departure, complete the mandatory Electronic Travel DeclarationOpens external site in a new window (eTravel), which is free of charge. You may need to show your completed declaration at check-in, when boarding and on arrival in the Philippines.
- Travel Insurance is recommended but not mandatory.
Fully vaccinated passengers
- Check if you're considered fully vaccinated according to the Republic of the Pilippines guidelinesOpens external site in a new window, which include completing a full course of an approved vaccine more than 14 days before departure. Exceptions apply for children under 15 years old travelling with fully-vaccinated parents or guardians.
- Have valid proof of your vaccination status as recognised by the Philippines Government. Your certificate must match the name per your passport and be one of:
- World Health Organization International Certificates of Vaccination and Prophylaxis,
- VaxCertPH, or
- National/state digital certificate of the foreign government which has accepted VaxCertPH under a reciprocal arrangement unless otherwise permitted by the IATF. This includes Australian-issued International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificates.
Partially or non-vaccinated passengers
- If you're not fully vaccinated and you're aged 15 years or above, you're required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 pre-departure test. This must be a remotely supervised or professionally administered Rapid Antigen Test taken within 24 hours of departure (including healthcare facility, laboratory, clinic, pharmacy, or another similar establishment).
- If you don't have a negative pre-departure test, you'll be required to have a professionally administered Rapit Antigen Test on arrival.
Keep up to date with the latest requirements
It’s important to continue to check the relevant government websites for the latest travel requirements, as these may change closer to your departure date and more information may become available.
Inflight and airport services
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