IATF Lifts Ban on Non-essential Travel: Filipinos May Now Travel Abroad

Malacañang recently announced that all restrictions on non-essential outbound travel by Filipinos have been lifted by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID).

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque clarified that the task force will still outline the requirements of the outbound travels of Filipinos. Philippine passport holders traveling abroad will need to show the requirements upon clearing the Bureau of Immigration.

Non-essential travel of Filipinos shall be subject to the following conditions:

  • Passengers traveling on a tourist visa must have confirmed roundtrip tickets.
  • Outgoing passengers must purchase travel health insurance to cover rebooking, hospitalization abroad, or repatriation if needed.
  • The country of destination must not have travel restrictions for incoming Filipino travelers.
  • Signed Declaration acknowledging the risk of the travel
  • Undergo mandatory COVID-19 testing and quarantine after returning from the trip.


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