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With the new community quarantine statutes imposed this August come new travel requirements for those who are planning to travel to the country. 


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Travel Advisory Updates

The travel ban for travelers coming from 10 countries will be extended to August 15 in a bid to effectively control and minimize the spread of the highly infectious Delta variant of COVID-19.

  • India

  • Pakistan

  • Nepal

  • Sri Lanka

  • Bangladesh

  • Oman

  • United Arab Emirates

  • Indonesia

  • Malaysia

  • Thailand 

NOTES:

  1. Arriving Filipinos under the government’s repatriation program coming from the above travel-restricted countries shall undergo an absolute 14-day facility-based quarantine and be required a negative RT-PCR test result.

  2. In the case of non-Philippine government repatriations, All Filipino repatriates from the countries with travel restrictions must present a negative RT-PCR result, with the test taken within forty-eight (48) hours before boarding the aircraft or vessel.

  3. Those who transited or who have a mere layover at the airport of travel-restricted countries may enter subject to the requirements of the Philippine government listed in the next table below. Transiting passengers are defined as those who have been to the airport the whole time and have not been cleared entry to the countries above by its immigration authorities.

If you are not covered by the travel ban above, please identify your traveler type and prepare documents and other requirements in the guide below:

Filipino Nationals

  • Philippine Passport

  • Proof of citizenship

  • Pre-booked quarantine hotel accredited by Tourism and Health Agencies for at least 10 days*

  • RT-PCR Test on the 7th day of arrival/quarantine (at traveler’s expense, except for OFWs, which shall be shouldered by OWWA/LMAs)*

 

*unless fully vaccinated, whether in the Philippines or abroad, and are coming from a “Green” country, they must only hold a 7-night booking; upon check-in, travelers must present proof of their vaccination.

 

For more information on the eligibility, guidelines, and testing and quarantine protocols for fully vaccinated travelers, visit https://bit.ly/PALTravelsToPH-Vaccinated.

Non-Filipino/Foreign spouse4 and children5 or children with special needs5 of a Filipino national

If traveling with Filipino nationals:

  • Foreign Passport only, no visa needed1 (see notes)

  • Any of the following:

    • For spouses: authentic marriage certificate

    • For children (regardless of age): authentic birth certificate

  • Must meet the additional conditions of the IATF-EID3

 

If not traveling with Filipino national, Filipino national is currently residing in the Philippines at the intended date of travel:

  • Foreign Passport with Philippine valid entry visa or long-term visa2

  • Any of the following:

    • For spouses: authentic marriage certificate

    • For minor children only (below 18 years old) and children with special needs (regardless of age): authentic birth certificate

  • Must meet the additional conditions of the IATF-EID3

Non-Filipino/Foreign parent of a minor Filipino child5 (below 18  years old) or a child with special needs5 (regardless of age)

  • Foreign Passport with Philippine valid entry visa or long-term visa2

  • Authentic birth certificate of the minor Filipino child or child with special needs

  • Must meet the additional conditions of the IATF-EID3

Former Filipinos (Balikbayan Program), Dual Citizens

  • Foreign Passport AND actual valid, old, or expired Philippine Passport; OR

  • Foreign Passport AND any of the following documents:

    • Authentic Birth Certificate

    • Identification Certificate

    • Certificate of Reacquisition/Retention/Recognition

  • Must meet the additional conditions of the IATF-EID3

Spouse4/Children5 of Former Filipino Nationals (Balikbayan Program)

If traveling with Filipino nationals:

  • Foreign Passport only, no visa needed1 (see notes)

  • Any of the following:

    • For spouses: authentic marriage certificate

    • For children (regardless of age): authentic birth certificate

  • Must meet the additional conditions of the IATF-EID3

If not traveling with Filipino national, Filipino national is currently residing in the Philippines at the intended date of travel:

  • Foreign Passport with Philippine valid entry visa or long-term visa2

  • Any of the following:

    • For spouses: authentic marriage certificate

    • For children (regardless of age): authentic birth certificate

  • Must meet the additional conditions of the IATF-EID3

Accredited foreign government and international organization officials and their dependents

  • 9(E) visa

  • Subject to arrival and quarantine procedures set by the Philippine Department of Health. Click here for the arrival guide.

  • No need for DFA authorization/endorsement

  • Diplomats are exempted from the arrival quota

Non-Filipino/Foreign seafarers with 9(c) visa

  • Foreign Passport/Seaman’s Book

  • Must meet the additional conditions of the IATF-EID3

Non-Filipino/Foreign nationals in possession of valid certificates 

  • Recognition Certificate (RC) OR

  • Citizenship Retention and Reacquisition Act of 2003 (CRPC) under RA9225 Certificate

Non-Filipino/Foreign nationals with an eligible visa

  • Foreign Passport with valid and existing visa at the time of entry

  • 9 (a) visas will need DFA or NTF authorization/endorsement or entry exemption document*

  • Must meet the additional conditions of the IATF-EID3

*Entry Exemption Documents (EEDs) and/or Letters to the Bureau of Immigration (LBIs) issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs (until February 7, 2021) or National Task Force shall be valid until May 31, 2021, only. EEDs and LBIs issued by the DFA starting February 8, 2021 shall have a validity of 90 days from the date of issuance.

Investors granted with Special Investor’s Lane Authority

  • Passport with valid and existing visa at the time of entry

  • Submission of certificate of full vaccination with the completed dose dispensed more than two weeks from the intended date of departure

  • An RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours prior to departure from country of origin

  • An RT-PCR test administered upon arrival

  • Quarantine stay at an accredited quarantine hotel or facility until a negative RT-PCR test result is released

  • Transfer to the identified hotel after quarantine clearance

  • No travel history from countries under travel restriction within the last 14 days prior to entry in the Philippines

Arrival Guide and Quarantine Procedure For Returning OFWs


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In compliance with Philippine government regulations, travelers arriving in the Philippines starting May 8, 2021 and onwards shall undergo 14 days of quarantine, 10 of which shall be observed at an accredited hotel or facility, and the remaining 4 to be completed at home under the monitoring of their respective Local Government Units.  Travelers shall also undergo an RT-PCR test on the seventh day of their quarantine stay.

You must stay at a hotel accredited by our Tourism and Health Agencies while you wait for your scheduled test and the release of results. You can only check out from your hotel on the tenth day of your quarantine stay. Day 1 starts on your arrival date.

If you are fully vaccinated, whether in the Philippines or abroad, and are coming from “Green” countries, you are required to hold only a 7-day booking. For more information on fully vaccinated passengers, check here

BEFORE YOU FLY AND DURING CHECK-IN

1. All travelers should register to the Bureau of Quarantine e-Health Declaration Card including children. Register to the BOQ One Health Pass (OHP) to declare your personal information, health status, and travel history. Please note that this is a 2-step registration process.

Step 1: Register through https://www.onehealthpass.com.ph/e-HDC and fill out all required fields. Upon completion, please ensure to save a copy of your unique transaction number which you need as you finish your registration for the e-HDC before boarding your flight.

Step 2: Prior to boarding, answer the e-HDC at https://www.onehealthpass.com.ph/e-HDC by entering your unique transaction number to retrieve your record. Upon completing all the information, you will receive your unique QR code which you need to present before boarding and upon arrival. 

 

For land-based OFWs, create/update your account on the OFW Assistance Information System (OASIS) at http://oasis.owwa.gov.ph/

2. Upon check-in, sign the Declaration and Waiver Form presented by our check-in agent, indicating that you are healthy and fit to travel.
 

DURING THE FLIGHT

3. Accomplish the Bureau of Customs Form, OWWA Care Slip, and Arrival Card.

4. Ensure that the copy of your One Health Pass QR code is available for presentation upon arrival. If you do not have it yet, please refer to step 1 – Before You Fly.
 

WHEN YOU ARRIVE

5. Upon arrival, listen to the briefing conducted by the Philippine Coast Guard.

6. Undergo a temperature check, present the BOQ One Health Pass QR Code upon deplaning, and proceed to the designated waiting area. 

7. For sea-based OFWs, wait for your turn to proceed to the verification booth. Present your QR code. For land-based OFWs, you may skip this step.

8. Clear with immigration and submit the Arrival Card.

9. Proceed to your respective desks for your quarantine hotel assignment:

  • For land-based OFWs and your dependents, proceed to the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Desk. Present the same QR code from the e-CIF and submit the OWWA Project Care Slip.

  • For sea-based OFWs and your dependents, proceed to the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) Desk

10. Claim your baggage at the designated carousel and clear with Customs Check.

11. Exit the terminal and wait for your shuttle/bus that will take you to your assigned hotel.
 

AT THE QUARANTINE HOTEL

12. Check-in at your hotel and wait for the schedule of your test on day 7. Please be reminded that your scheduled test may be postponed the next day or at a later date for any unforeseen circumstances (e.g., typhoons, flash floods, strikes, a shift in stricter community quarantine status, etc.).

Day 1 starts on the day you arrive in the Philippines. If you develop COVID-19 symptoms (e.g., dry cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste and/or smell, etc.) at any time before your scheduled test, please inform the hotel you are staying in so a medical or BOQ officer can assess and check up on you immediately.

13. Your accommodation and food during your stay will be shouldered by the Philippine government. Any additional hotel fees due to required extensions will be shouldered by their governing agency.
 

GOING HOME

14. If you test positive, the BOQ shall transfer you to a designated hospital for further medical management. 

If you test negative, your test result and quarantine certificate will be released on day 9 of your quarantine stay. You are allowed to check out only on the tenth day of your stay, even if your test results and certificate are released at an earlier time. Present your test result together with your medical certificate to the assigned quarantine personnel at your hotel for clearance. For a hard copy of your certificate, printing services will be available at your hotel. 

To follow up on your test results, please contact OWWA or your respective LMAs.

15. Once you are cleared, you may contact your relatives to pick you up and bring you home.

  • For Land-Based OFWs, you may coordinate with OWWA or use the OWWA Uwian Na portal for further transportation needs after your final point of arrival.

  • For Sea-Based OFWs, you may coordinate with your Local Manning Agency (LMA) for further transportation needs after your final point of arrival.

16. Please complete your 14-day quarantine or self-isolation under the monitoring of your LGU and Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams (BHERT).

 

Source: Rappler, PAL

Quarantine Hotels in Manila

With RedDoorz, you can be ensured that your safety and comfort are our priority. We understand the importance of hygienic and sanitized stays, especially during this time. 

That is why we’ve been working hard in making sure that all of our hotels within the country undergo an extensive sanitation program called HygienePass Certification, where it is continuously being assessed by a public health expert, Dr. Renzo Guinto from Harvard University.

Approved and accredited by the Department of Tourism (DOT), Department of Health (DOH), and the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ), the RedDoorz Quarantine Hotels are even included in the recent Department of Health's (DOH) quarantine list.

For the OFWs returning home, this list of accredited RedDoorz hotels for quarantine is also recognized by OWWA; and is not only safe and sanitized but also comfortable and very affordable as well. 

RedDoorz Plus @ Evangelista Street Makati


1731 Evangelista St. cor. Lucban St. Bangkal Makati, Manila

RedDoorz @ EDSA Pasay


525 EDSA,1300, Pasay City, Philippines Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines

RedDoorz near NAIA Terminal 1


21 Verbana Street, Pasay City, Philippines Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines

SEE THE FULL LIST OF QUARANTINE HOTELS HERE

Guess what? Payment to any of RedDoorz hotels including the DOT, DOH, and BOQ accredited quarantine hotels just got a lot easier!

You can choose any of these platforms in booking your safe travels with us: 

  • Debit/Credit Card

  • Paymaya

  • GCash

  • Pay at a store like 7Eleven

  • Pay at the hotel

We also provide you our best service guarantee that is standardized across all our hotels:

  • A/C

  • Hot and cold shower

  • Clean white beds

  • 24/7 customer service

  • Cable TV

  • Hygiene and sanity kits

  • Stable Wi-Fi

 What are you waiting for? Check out our deals page to get good deals and prices, and book your stay with us now! 

Reach out to marketing-philippines@reddoorz.com to avail of this package!

Check-in procedure for RedDoorz Quarantine Hotels

1. Please fill up the RedTravelers Declaration Form.

2. Wait until Day 6 on your COVID-19 testing schedule.

3. If you experience any symptoms that might lead to the virus, please do not hesitate to tell the hotel manager.

4. Meals will be delivered to your room.

5. Any extensions and special requests may have extra charges, please settle at the concierge.

6. You may contact OWWA directly for your test results updates

For non-OFWs: You may pre-book your accredited quarantine hotel before arriving in the Philippines. Quarantine is required for 7-14 days in a government-controlled hotel/facility and depending on the country of origin. While waiting for COVID-19 test results, all inbound travelers must have their confirmed hotel booking for at least two days at any accredited quarantine hotel.

Other Frequently Asked Questions: For Quarantine Stays with RedDoorz

1. Are there any available food in the hotel?
Meals are available at the hotels for P450 for 3 full meals on top of the per day room rate.

2. What are the Check-in and Check-out times?
Check-in time starts at 2 PM while check-out is at noon. You can check out our full check-in process during this new normal blog for more information. You may also request early check-in and late check-out at the property. 

3.  How long should we quarantine for?
Depending on where you’re flying from, the recommended length of stay can be between 7-14 days as per the IATF-MEID guideline.

4. As an OFW, where can we get the DOH – BOQ Quarantine Certificate?
For Overseas Filipinos Workers who are returning home, you can get a copy of your DOH-BOQ Quarantine Certificate by filling in the proper details on this website, which you can then download and use for record. 

5. How can we book for quarantine stays?
Booking is easy with RedDoorz. Simply download the mobile application, and book from there. Once you’ve confirmed your booking with any of these accredited hotels for quarantine, you may contact the hotel’s Corp Sales department for further assistance. 

Have other questions in mind? You can easily contact us via our website or email us at cs-philippines@reddoorz.com

You can always find our safe and comfortable hotels at just the tip of your fingers. Visit our website or download our mobile app for more updates and information!

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