On 1st April 2022, the Philippines reopened their doors to tourism by easing the arrival requirements. There will be no limit to the number of international passengers arriving in all ports of entry in the country. Philippine embassies and consulates have likewise resumed visa issuances from the same date.
Furthermore, in place of the initial requirement of an RT-PCR test taken 48 hours prior to departure from point of origin, as an alternate option, the Philippines are now allowing submission of a negative laboratory—based antigen test taken within 24 hours from departure. The updated resolutions also allow the entry of passport holders from Hong Kong and Macau for a period not exceeding 14 days. They also approve the reciprocal recognition of Covid-19 vaccination certificates from Croatia, Cyprus and
Nepal which are among the 157 countries whose citizens can enter the Philippines without a visa under EO 408.
The Philippines are enthusiastic to welcome more foreign visitors and are working on further easing border restrictions.