First on our list is Malaysia. Malaysia has recently updated their procedures for inbound passengers starting May 1. Fully vaccinated travelers are allowed to enter Malaysia without quarantine. However, it may differ in some parts of Malaysia. If you are entering East Malaysia (Sabah or Sarawak), you will need to contact the Malaysian High Commission, and your airline as there are immigration rules in the place. Unvaccinated travellers may enter Malaysia once they meet the quarantine and testing requirements.
Second is Singapore. From April 1, Singapore has reopened their borders to all fully-vaccinated travelers from the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) general travel category counties/regions. The multi-ministry taskforce for COVID-19 (MTF) announced that all full vaccinated travelers from any country or region will be allowed to enter Singapore quarantine-free, as long as they have not visited any countries or regions on the MOH’s Restricted Category in the past seven days.
Indonesian and international citizens who own a KITAS or KITAP with a negative Covid-19 test result but are not vaccinated must get their vaccine shot as they arrive in Indonesia. Travelers who cannot be vaccinated for health reasons but have been tested negative for Covid-19 must undergo quarantine upon arrival.International travelers are also required to take a swab test as they arrive in Indonesia and can continue their journey once tested negative but must go into quarantine that is not paid by the government if the test results show positive for coronavirus.
Cambodia has open its borders to all international travelers. For vaccinated travelers, you must present a proof of vaccination or vaccination card. For unvaccinated travelers, if entering via air, you must complete a 7 days quarantine and take a COVID-19 test on day 7. If entering by land, you must take two COVID-19 test. one on the first day before entering quarantine and one on the second day.
Vietnam also re-opened their borders for international travelers who presents a negative RT-PCR test result. For travelers entering via air, you must present a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result (except children under 2 years old) within 72 hours before entry into Vietnam. Or have a negative rapid test result within 24 hours before departure, certified by the competent authority of the country where the test is performed.For travelers entering via land, rail and sea routes: Present negative test result as mentioned in section above. In case not presenting proof of a negative test result for SARS-CoV-2 as specified above, entrants are required to undergo a SARS-CoV-2 test at the border gate before entry. Upon receiving a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result, they are allowed to enter and join tour activities. If the RT – PCR test result returns positive, they must follow strictly the regulations of the health authority.Children under 2 years old are not required to be tested for SARS-CoV-2. Having not been vaccinated against COVID-19 or having never been infected with SARS-CoV-2 before, they are allowed to enter and to join outdoor activities with their parents and relatives.
Travelers from all countries, states, and/or territories are welcome to visit and stay in Thailand. You might prepare these requirements before entering Thailand you need to secure a Thailand Pass QR Code via https://tp.consular.go.th/. What is a Thailand pass?The Thailand Pass is a web-based system to fill in your travel and health information. This system applies to all travelers, including Thai citizens. Upon approval, you will receive a QR code to travel to Thailand. Second, Proof of vaccination and lastly, is a travel insurance
Passengers who are fully vaccinated are exempted to a mandatory quarantine to India. All foreign arrivals have to fill a self-declaration form online (Air Suvidha web portal), including a travel history of the past 14 days. They must also upload a negative RT-PCR test conducted within 72 hours of the departure date.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) has relaxed rules related to the Covid-19 pandemic for foreign tourists and local residents who have been fully vaccinated.From February 26, 2022, foreign tourists will not need to show the results of a PCR test before flying to Abu Dhabi if they have been fully vaccinated, according to information from Visit Abu Dhabi.However, for entrants who have not received a complete vaccination or have not been vaccinated, they must still show a negative PCR test result taken within 48 hours.
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Have you been reading the news lately about the tourism? Feeling tired and wanting to go for an adventure? Planning to seize the day? Wondering where you can go this 2022? Most countries has been slowly opening up their borders for tourists! Here are the latest updates of the Countries who are already welcoming international tourists as of March 5, 2022!
Fully Vaccinated non-US Citizen, non-US Immigrant. Quarantine is no longer required for fully vaccinated travelers but US CDC recommends that all its travelers stay home and quarantine for a full 7 days after arrival.
Mexico is open for tourism without testing or quarantine requirements. All countries are welcome to enter, including U.K. travelers. Most of the country is under yellow threat level which is quite good for tourists, and multiple states have now made it to green.
Fully vaccinated foreign nationals may be allowed enter Canada for discretionary travel. All travelers should expect to undergo on-arrival COVID-19 molecular testing. Travelers will be required to answer a few simple questions related to their health and should plan to have to quarantine at minimum until they receive their on-arrival test results.
The Bahamas has been open to tourists since July 1, 2020. Currently, travelers from all countries can visit The Bahamas. However, like many other countries that are open for tourism, The Bahamas entry requirements are subject to frequent change.
Singapore is restoring the Vaccinated Travel Lanes for Philippines. The Vaccinated Travel Lanes allows quarantine-free travel to Singapore.
Bali is now open! All fully vaccinated travelers can visit Bali but still need to apply for a Visit e-Visa (B211A) and have a mandatory quarantine for 2N/3D (3 vaccine doses; 4N/5D (2 vaccine doses); 6N/7D (1 vaccine dose). Most foreign visitors opt to stay longer because visa is valid for 60 days and can be extended up to 180 days/ 3 months.
In time for the beach? Yes! All global tourists are all welcome! There are no new visa requirements and will not undergo into a mandatory quarantine upon arrival. It also not required to show a negative RT-PCR Result anymore.
India’s borders are open to fully vaccinated tourists. To visit the country, Vaccinated travelers should apply a tourist visa online, having a Negative COVID 19 RT PCR Test result certificate at most 72 hours prior departure and completing a health declaration form. On the other hand, fully vaccinated travelers have no longer to quarantine upon arrival in India while unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated travelers must isolate for 7 days.
Fully vaccinated/ Unvaccinated/ Not fully vaccinated travelers can enter Thailand but with special requirements. They may opt to enter the country without a visa but require a Thailand Pass Registration. A Thailand Pass Registration may differ depending on the type of traveler and applied travel scheme (Test and Go/Exemption from Quarantine, Sandbox Program, or Alternative Quarantine. Travelers under the Test and Go / Exemption from Quarantine scheme: No quarantine but must wait for RT-PCR test result at the hotel for one (1) night or until receive negative result. Travelers under the Sandbox Program scheme: Undergo quarantine for seven (7) days Travelers under the Alternative Quarantine scheme: Undergo quarantine at an accredited quarantine hotel for ten (10) days.
All fully vaccinated tourists from visa-free countries are allowed to visit the Philippines provided with a valid passport and a vaccination certificate recognized by the IATF – EID.
Jordan has been opened to fully vaccinated tourists. the Government of Jordan no longer requires travelers arriving to Jordan to take a pre-travel PCR test nor a PCR test upon arrival.
All tourists (regardless of whether vaccinated or not), from all countries will be able to travel to Israel. All tourists flying to Israel must take a PCR test 72 before flying to Israel and again on landing at the airport. Then, they must go straight to wherever they are staying, and quarantine for up to 24 hours until they receive a negative result. The results usually arrive in 6-12 hours, meaning that the quarantine is usually much less.
Open to tourists! Tourists may not opt to take any COVID Tests.
Cambodia is not open to tourists at the moment, but travelers with other purposes can be admitted. All travelers need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test result no older than 72 hours, health insurance covering up to 50.000 and they must agree to a 14-day quarantine.
Good news! Vietnam will now open its borders on May 31, 2022 to vaccinated international travelers. They may also require to have a negative RT-PCR Test and a health insurance too.
Both vaccinated and unvaccinated tourists of all ages will be allowed into the country, as long as they submit a negative PCR test before boarding the flight and take another one after landing in Israel.
Passengers who submit the proof of 2 doses of vaccination (listed by WHO or Turkey for emergency use) (1 dose for Johnson & Johnson) provided that the last dose was atleast 14 days before arrival and/or a proof of recovery from Covid-19 within the last 6 months starting from the 28th day of the first positive PCR test or PCR test report with the negative result at most 72 hours or a rapid antigen test report with negative result at most 48 hours will be exempted from the quaratine. These requirements are not applicable to transit and/or transfer passengers. Passengers who will enter the Republic of Turkey by the means of land, maritime or railway transportation will not be requested such documents.
Passengers who have received two doses of any approved vaccine are allowed to enter the Sultanate of Oman without presenting a PCR test result, taking into consideration that the second dose must have been taken at least 14 days prior to the date of travel. They must have a valid vaccination certificate. Oman’s approved vaccines in 2022 are AstraZeneca, Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm, Sinovac, or Sputnik V. The last dose must have been received at least 14 days before arrival. The certificate needs a QR code and must be approved by authorities in the country of departure. Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival, or within 24 hours after arrival. All foreign visitors are now required to take out health insurance covering at least 30 days of treatment for COVID-19. All passengers need to register online before traveling to Oman. Only diplomatic passport holders traveling on duty are exempt.
Passengers travelling to Dubai from all countries, including the Gulf Cooperation Council countries (GCC), must fulfil one of the below requirements at the airport of departure: present a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate, reflecting that the passenger is fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO) or the UAE. The certificate must contain a QR code.
Travelers who are fully vaccinated will be allowed to enter France even if there is no required tests on departure. The entry conditions to French territory are defined by the classification of departure countries (countries and territories on ’green’ and ’orange’ lists). You may be required to fill up the EU-PLF Form is for travelers arriving on the territory of a European Union Member State. While rules to fill the form may vary between EU countries, it is compulsory for travelers who wish to enter France or the Eos electronic form is for travelers coming from ‘orange’ countries and territories. Travelers presenting symptoms of COVID-19 infection upon arrival in French territory will be required to quarantine, or, if necessary, will be placed and held in isolation facility.
Since the 14th of May 2021, Greece has opened its borders in a safe and attainable manner. Visitors do not require a negative test for Covid-19 upon entering Greece if they are fully vaccinated. Providing they have a valid vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated during the last nine months or have received a booster dose (without time restriction), or if they hold a Covid-19 recovery certificate valid for 180 days after the date of issue, they are able to enter and move freely within Greece. Visitors who are not fully vaccinated may enter Greece by presenting a negative PCR test, performed within 72hrs of travel, or a negative Rapid Antigen test, performed within 24hrs of travel.
Iceland already welcomes travelers and no longer have any COVID-19 restrictions. No requirement to pre-register before visiting nor having a negative RT-PCR Test result. They also do not require to undergo isolation and a certificate of vaccination upon arrival.
Switzerland has already lifted their quarantine last February 17, 2022.
Sweden still have special restrictions but open to travelers. As of December 2021, a 72-hour negative PCR test or an EU COVID Certificate is required for entry.
Norway officially reopened its borders on July 15th, 2020 to most European countries including the UK. 2021 Note: Norway is now requiring a 24-hour PCR or antigen test for entry, and a 10-day quarantine for high-risk approved nations. General tourism is not encouraged at this time.
Currently, the majority of places, including different attractions, restaurants, and hotels, are open for tourists in Germany. However, since each German federal state has its own COVID-19 rules, it is suggested that everyone does their research before deciding to travel to Germany.
Finland first reopened for tourism to EU countries mid-2020, but due to second and third waves through Europe, has been closed for most of 2021. Currently, as of mid-May 2021, very few visitors can enter Finland for leisure, as mostly only essential travelers are permitted to enter.
United Kingdom has now opened borders for all vaccinated travelers who wants to enter the country without having restrictions. They may require you to complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF). Arrivals who are not recognized as fully vaccinated will only need to take a pre-departure test and a PCR test on or before day 2 after they arrive in the UK.
Fully vaccinated travelers from anywhere in the world can enter Spain for a vacation without proof of a negative Covid test, including travelers from countries Spain’s classified as “risk” destinations (Philippines classified as “Risk” country). All travelers — wherever they’re coming from and whatever their vaccination status — must complete a Health Control Form (HCF), which can be completed via the Spain Travel Health website or app. It will generate a QR code which must be shown on arrival in the country. Health assessments take place on arrival into Spain, with a temperature check and visual examination as standard. From February 1, Spain will not accept proof of vaccination if the final dose of vaccination was over 270 days ago.
Entrants from countries outside the EU or Schengen area will only be required to obtain a COVID-19 test within 24 hours after entry. Persons entering from countries outside the EU and Schengen who are vaccinated with an approved vaccine or who can document that they have been infected with COVID-19 within the past 180 days will be exempt from this requirement and therefore may enter without restrictions.
You must complete the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) within 6 months of your scheduled arrival in Belgium, even if you’re vaccinated. The PLF must be completed: by all people travelling to Belgium, except: if they are staying for less than 48 hours in Belgium,if they are returning to Belgium after a stay abroad of less than 48 hours; Are you traveling to Belgium by plane or boat? Then you must always fill in the PLF, even if you are staying in Belgium for less than 48 hours or were abroad for less than 48 hours.
Citizens of Philippines and legally residing aliens (proof of a valid residence permit with a validity exceeding 366 days required) who have been fully vaccinated with one of the EU approved vaccines can apply for any Schengen visa (see article on visa services) for any purpose without needing to observe any additional quarantine measures (i.e. no need to get tested or to self-isolate). When submitting the application the applicant has to provide a DECLARATION. You will be also required to present your VACCINATION CERTIFICATE (so called yellow card, please also see below) while submitting the Schengen visa application. Before travelling to the Czech Republic, you will also have to fill out an Czech arrival entry form before arriving (not necessary for children under the age of six years of age). A RESPIRATOR FACE MASK (e.g. FFP2, KN95) must be worn when you enter all public buildings, board river cruises.
Everyone entering Austria needs to show proof of full vaccination (2 jabs) OR proof of past infection (the medical document needs to show the date of recovery – (for guests from the UK: an NHS email/text of a positive test is not sufficient) and a negative PCR test (valid for 72 hours) OR proof of a booster jab (booster is valid from the first day).
Unvaccinated Travelers: Negative RT-PCR test result taken 48 hours before departure Fully Vaccinated Travelers: NOT required to provide an RT-PCR test result as long as you present vaccination certificate/card Recovered from COVID-19: NOT required to provide an RT-PCR test result as long as you present proof of recovery (no less than 14 days or more than 6 months).
All travelers from outside the EU/EEA must present a negative PCR test from within 72 hours prior to arrival; present a rapid antigen test (RAT) from within 48 hours of arrival in Croatia; present a vaccination certificate for COVID-19 that is not older than 210 days, where the final dose was received more than 14 days prior; present a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 and proof of receipt of one dose of vaccine within 6 months of contracting COVID and fewer than 210 days prior; present a positive PCR test or RAT from the last 12 to 180 days as proof of recovery from COVID-19; self-isolate on arrival until they can take a PCR test or RAT and obtain a negative result; or self-isolate for 10 days from their arrival in Croatia. All travelers, regardless of other travel restrictions, should complete an Enter Croatia form online before they arrive.
Unvaccinated passengers: Passengers aged 6 years and older must hold either a negative PCR test result obtained within 72 hours prior to arrival or a rapid negative antigen test result obtained within 48 hours prior to arrival. Vaccinated passengers: Test is not required for passengers who hold proof confirming they have received a full dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at least 2 weeks prior to arrival.
South Africa has been open to international travel since October 1, 2020. Tourists from any country can visit as long as they enter by air, which makes South Africa one of the best countries that are open for international tourism.
Thinking to visit Kenya? All fully vaccinated foreigners require a Kenya visa and have 3 months to enter the country from the date of issue. Aside from the visa, they are also required to have a valid passport, a negative RT PCR Test, health certificate, “Travelers Health Surveillance Form” and a medical screening upon arrival in Kenya. The country does not require them to undergo quarantine unless they have symptoms detected.
All travelers are allowed to enter the Morrocan territory under some conditions such as if they have a vaccination pass, have their negative 48 hour RT- PCR Covid test and a health form with them. Upon arrival at the airports, antigenic tests will be performed randomly on passengers. If the tests are positive, other preventive measures will be implemented.
Seychelles remains open to welcoming tourists who are fully vaccinated and they have a COVID-19 Negative RT-PCR Result taken 72 hours prior to travel. No quarantine is required in entering Seychelles. They are allowed to visit but they should follow all public health measures and follow health protocols. All visitors should also apply for a health travel authorization arriving by sea and by air and should have their valid health insurance. Visitors should also prepare and ensure that they already have their bookings only in a licensed establishments or accommodations as well.
Egypt is now open to tourism and is one of the few countries in the world to be admitting travelers of all nationalities provided they meet the entry requirements. Travelers who would like to visit Egypt in the coming weeks or months should familiarize themselves with all the COVID-19 safety measures and protocols currently in place.
All passengers, whether foreign nationals or returning residents, will be required to present a negative Real Time Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT PCR) testing or Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) done at a nationally accredited/approved laboratory using a sample tested within 96 hours of departure to Tanzania.
All incoming travelers arriving at Mogadishu’s Aden Adde International Airport (MGQ) must possess a negative result from a COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure for Somalia, along with an accompanying QR Code. Travelers with disabilities proven to prevent them from taking a PCR test are exempt from the testing and facemask requirements, as are children aged five or younger.
Negative COVID-19 PCR test result required for all international travelers coming to Namibia. The negative PCR test must be issued with in 72 hours of before departure. COVID-19 vaccination proof for travelers coming to Namibia. The last dose of vaccine must be taken at least 14 as before departure.
From 21 February 2022, all visa holders who are fully vaccinated for international travel purposes can travel to Australia without a travel exemption. Unvaccinated visa holders will still need to be in an exempt category or hold an individual travel exemption to enter Australia.
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Missing travels and summer vacations? We’ve compiled some information on the countries who have minimal requirements traveling from the Philippines just for you!
As of 18 February 2022, Here’s your guide:
2. United Kingdom (London)– Fully vaccinated travelers from countries and territories with approved proof of vaccination can travel to England. Passengers arriving in the United Kingdom who are fully vaccinated will no longer be required to take a post-arrival test and are no longer required to quarantine.
3. USA (Mainland, Hawaii, Guam)- Fully Vaccinated non-US Citizen, non-US Immigrant. Quarantine is no longer required for fully vaccinated travelers but US CDC recommends that all its travelers stay home and quarantine for a full 7 days after arrival.
4. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia- Immuned Saudi citizens and non-Saudi citizens are not required to quarantine. Non-immune Saudi citizens must comply with home quarantine for five (5) days and take PCR test on the 5th day.
5. Papua New Guinea- Effective February 16, 2022, the PNG Pandemic Controller Approval will no longer be required for traveling passengers from the Philippines and India.Passengers arriving from India and Philippines are no longer required to quarantine.
6. Qatar- Fully vaccinated travelers shall be subject to quarantine for two (2) days. Undergo Rapid Antigen test on the Day two (2) of home quarantine for all inbound passengers. Unvaccinated travelers shall be subject to quarantine for seven (7) days. Undergo Rapid Antigen Test on the seventh (7th) day of home quarantine for Qatar citizens for all inbound passengers.
7. United Arab Emirates- All inbound passengers shall under an RT-PCR test upon arrival in Dubai. All inbound passengers are required to self-quarantine until the negative test result is released.
8. Singapore- Starting March 03, 2022, Singapore is restoring the Vaccinated Travel Lanes for Philippines. The Vaccinated Travel Lanes allows quarantine-free travel to Singapore.
9. Thailand- Travelers under the Test and Go / Exemption from Quarantine scheme: No quarantine but must wait for RT-PCR test result at the hotel for one (1) night or until receive negative result. Travelers under the Sandbox Program scheme: Undergo quarantine for seven (7) days. Travelers under the Alternative Quarantine scheme: Undergo quarantine at an accredited quarantine hotel for ten (10) days.
10. Indonesia- All travelers shall undergo RT-PCR testing upon arrival. For partially vaccinated travelers, seven (7) days mandatory quarantine will be required. For fully vaccinated travelers, five (5) days mandatory quarantine will be required. For travelers who received the third does or booster shot, three (3) days mandatory quaratine will be required.
11. Cambodia- Foreign tourists who are investors, businessmen, experts with guarantee or invitation. Quarantine is no longer required for fully vaccinated travelers. Fully vaccinated traveler must also undergo a Rapid COVID Test upon arrival.
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