LIST: 68 Countries Open for Filipino Tourists (2021 Tips & Requirements for Travel During COVID-19 — UPDATED Regularly)

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This post of countries open for Filipino tourists was last updated in September 2021 with new information.

Travel is backor at least, for the most part — and with restrictions, of course.

I’m sure a lot of you who are comfortable with the risks and ready to adhere to safety protocols are itching to start traveling again; so I’m sure you are wondering about the list of countries who accept tourists i.e. “non-essential travelers”.

To date, there are a number of countries all over the world that have started to reopen their borders (if not planning for it) after more than a year of lockdowns because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Most of these destinations are more lenient to individuals who are fully vaccinated while a select few have no such restrictions… though with new variants breaking through such as ‘Delta’, some of these policies may change in time.

Nevertheless, as of September 2021, there are about 68 countries open for Filipino tourists or travelers and I have collected relevant information about each of them: from RT-PCR tests and quarantine protocols, to COVID-19 insurance requirements and vaccinations!

NOTE: As the title implies, I will ONLY cover countries that accept Philippine TOURISTS; so even if some countries (e.g. Algeria, Israel, etc.) are open for Filipinos, given that they will only accept those who are coming in for essential travel (e.g. returning resident, work visa, etc.), then naturally I will not list them.
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Rest assured, I will be UPDATING this list of countries open for Filipino tourists as necessary whenever I get hold of new updates. Feel free to leave a comment below as well in case there are some information here that need to be added or updated.
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Still an the same, it is your responsibility to recheck the information that I have shared here before booking your flights because some of it may have changed due to the ever-changing developments/changes of the COVID-19 situation in every country.

  • When booking your flights, take note that all inbound travelers from the countries of Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates are NOT allowed entry to the Philippines as of August. If you are only transiting, you may enter the Philippines; but please kindly confirm with your airline first. (This ban has been lifted as of September 6).

Countries Open for Filipino Tourists

» Africa «

Countries Open to Filipino Tourists: Kenya

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Botswana

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Negative RT-PCR test result taken 72 hours before departure
  • Rapid antigen test only upon arrival (done for FREE)
  • X No quarantine
    • 14 day-quarantine IF you test positive upon arrival

VISA: Required. All visa application documents must be scanned and emailed to Botswana Embassy in Tokyo, Japan ([email protected])
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Burkina Faso

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Negative RT-PCR test result taken 120 hours or 5 days before departure
  • X No quarantine
    • Unless you show COVID-19 symptoms and test positive upon arrival

VISA: Required
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Chad

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Negative RT-PCR test result taken 72 hours before departure
    • 11 years old and below are exempt
  • 7-day quarantine
    • Not applicable IF staying less than 7 days
    • Subject to undertake a COVID-19 test on the 7th day (costs 15,000 FCFA/approx. USD$30)
    • Passports will be returned after release of test results

VISA: Required
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Dibouti

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Negative RT-PCR test result taken 72 hours before departure
  • 3-day quarantine

VISA: Visa-free for 6 months
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Egypt

REQUIREMENTS:

  • / RT-PCR test result
    • Unvaccinated Travelers: RT-PCR Test taken 72 hours before departure
      • 6 years old and below are exempt
      • Travelers arriving from Japan, China, Thailand, North America, South America, USA, Canada, London Heathrow, Paris, and Frankfurt can have their RT-PCR test taken in 96 hours due to the length of travel time
    • Fully Vaccinated Travelers: present vaccination certificate/card
  • Health Declaration Form
  • Travel Insurance with COVID-19 coverage (e.g. SafetyWing or HeyMondo)
  • X No quarantine
    • 14 day-quarantine IF you test positive upon arrival

VISA: Required, but it’s not clear if the Egypt Embassy in Manila is open (contact them at [email protected] or 02 8843 9220 / 02 8843 923)
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Ethiopia

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Negative RT-PCR test result taken 120 hours before departure
    • 10 years old and below are exempt
  • X No quarantine

VISA: eVisa
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Guinea-Bissau

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Negative RT-PCR test result taken 72 hours before departure
  • 14-day quarantine

VISA: Visa-free for 90 days
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Kenya

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Negative RT-PCR test result taken 96 hours before departure
    • 5 years old and below are exempt
  • Health Declaration Form
  • X No quarantine

VISA: Required, but it’s not clear if the Kenya Embassy in Manila is open (contact them at 02 8889-8287)
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Mozambique

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Negative RT-PCR test result taken 72 hours before departure (11 years old and below are exempt)
  • X No quarantine

VISA: Required, you can apply for a visa on arrival
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Morocco

REQUIREMENTS:

  • / RT-PCR test result
    • Unvaccinated Travelers: Negative RT-PCR test result taken 48 hours before departure
      • 11 years old and below are exempt
    • Fully Vaccinated Travelers: present vaccination certificate/card
      • Accepted vaccines are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik
  • Health Declaration Form
  • X No quarantine

VISA: Visa-free for 90 days
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Namibia

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Negative RT-PCR test result taken 72 hours before departure
    • 5 years old and below are exempt
  • / Quarantine
    • Unvaccinated Travelers: Required
    • Fully Vaccinated Travelers: NOT Required
  • COVID-Surveillance Form
  • Health Declaration Form
  • X No quarantine

VISA: Required, but it’s not clear if the Namibia Embassy in Manila is open (contact them at [email protected] or 02 727 7453)
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Niger

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Negative RT-PCR test result taken 72 hours before departure
  • 7-day quarantine
    • Required to take a COVID-19 test at the end of quarantine (cost-FREE)
  • Yellow Fever Vaccination

VISA: Required, but it’s not clear where to send the application
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Nigeria

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Negative RT-PCR test result taken 72 hours before departure
    • 10 years old and below are exempt
    • If you have travel history in Brazil, India, South Africa, or Turkey 14 days before your arrival, you must take an additional PCR test within 24 hours after your arrival
  • 7-day quarantine
    • Required to take a COVID-19 test at the end of quarantine and must remain isolated until results are released
  • Health Declaration Form

VISA: Required, apply through VFS Nigeria
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Rwanda

REQUIREMENTS:

VISA: Visa-free for 90 days
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Seychelles

REQUIREMENTS:

VISA: Visa-free for 30 days (can be extended to 3 months)
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Somalia

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Negative RT-PCR test result taken 96 hours before departure
  • X No quarantine

VISA: Visa on arrival (but you need an approval letter first that you can get from your hotel or a tour agency)
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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South Africa

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Negative RT-PCR test result taken 72 hours before departure
    • 5 years old and below are exempt
  • Health Declaration Form
  • X No quarantine
    • 10 day-quarantine IF you test positive upon arrival after showing COVID-19 symptoms

VISA: Required, apply through VFS South Africa
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Sudan

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Negative RT-PCR test result taken 72 hours before departure
    • 6 years old and below are exempt
  • X No quarantine

VISA: Visa on arrival, but application must be made first to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Sudan through your hotel/travel agency, a sponsor, or a business partner in Sudan.
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Tanzania

REQUIREMENTS:

VISA: eVisa or Visa on Arrival for 90 days
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Uganda

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Negative RT-PCR test result taken 72 hours before departure
    • 3 years old and below are exempt
  • X No quarantine
    • Unless you show COVID-19 symptoms

VISA: eVisa or Visa on Arrival for 90 days
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Zambia

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Negative RT-PCR test result taken 72 hours before departure
    • If you have been to India, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Iran, Iraq, Netherlands, Peru, Spain, Tunisia, and Turkey, you must take a COVID-19 PCR test within 48 hours of your arrival
  • X No quarantine

VISA: Zambia eVisa
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Check out these Africa travel guides!

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» Asia «

Countries Open for Filipino Tourists

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Afghanistan

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Negative RT-PCR test result taken 96 hours before departure
    • 8 years old and below are exempt
  • 14-day quarantine

VISA: Required, but application must be sent to the Embassy of Afghanistan in Tokyo, Japan
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Bangladesh

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Negative RT-PCR test result taken 72 hours before departure
    • 10 years old and below are exempt
  • / Quarantine
    • Unvaccinated Travelers: 14-day quarantine
    • Fully Vaccinated Travelers: NOT Required

VISA: Visa on arrival for about USD$50
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Maldives

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Negative RT-PCR test result taken 72 hours before departure
    • 10 years old and below are exempt
  • Traveller Health Declaration (THD) – accomplished within 24 hours prior to entry
  • Booked accommodation in accredited hotels
  • Download contract tracing app
  • / Quarantine
    • Unvaccinated Travelers: 14-day quarantine
    • Fully Vaccinated Travelers: NOT required as long as vaccination certificate/card is presented

VISA: Visa on arrival for 30 days
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Pakistan

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Negative RT-PCR test result taken 72 hours before departure
    • 12 years old and below are exempt
  • Contact Information Form
  • X No quarantine
    • Unless you test positive after exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms

VISA: eVisa
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Tajikistan

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Negative RT-PCR test result taken 72 hours before departure
    • 3 years old and below are exempt
    • Required to also take an RT-PCR test at the airport on arrival
  • X No quarantine
    • Unless you test positive after exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms (14 days)

VISA: eVisa
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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» Australia / Oceania «

Hawaii Fire Dancers

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French Polynesia

REQUIREMENTS:

  • / Quarantine
    • Unvaccinated Travelers: NOT allowed to enter unless fo essential travel
    • Fully Vaccinated Travelers: Negative RT-PCR test result taken 72 hours before departure OR Antigen quick-test taken 48 hours before departure
      • 11 years old and below are exempt
  • / Quarantine
    • Fully Vaccinated Travelers: NOT required as long as vaccination certificate/card is presented
      • Unless arriving in Tahiti, a 10-day quarantine is still required
    • Recovered from COVID-19: NOT required as long as you can show documents proving this

VISA: Required, check VFS France
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Guam (USA Territory)

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Negative RT-PCR test result taken 72 hours before departure
    • 2 years old and below are exempt
  • / Quarantine
    • Unvaccinated Travelers: 10-day quarantine
    • Fully Vaccinated Travelers: NOT required as long as vaccination certificate/card is presented
    • Recovered from COVID-19: NOT required as long as you can show documents that you had it in the past 3 months before your arrival

VISA: Required, free entry if you hold a USA visa
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Hawaii

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Negative RT-PCR test result taken 72 hours before departure
    • Tests done through Philippine Airlines are the only ones accepted
    • X If you’re unvaccinated, you are not allowed entry unless you’re coming from USA, Japan, Canada, South Korea, and Taiwan
  • Register at the State of Hawaii Safe Travels
  • / Quarantine
    • 10-day quarantine only if you don’t have a valid RT-PCR test

VISA: Required, free entry if you hold a USA visa
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Tuvalu

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Negative RT-PCR test result taken 72 hours before departure
    • 11 years old and below are exempt
    • Required to take another RT-PCR test on arrival at your own expense
  • / Quarantine
    • Unvaccinated Travelers: 10-day quarantine
    • Fully Vaccinated Travelers: NOT required as long as vaccination certificate/card is presented

VISA: Visa-free for 30 days
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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» Central America & The Caribbean «

Countries Open for Filipino Tourists: Bahamas, Caribbean Island

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Antigua & Barbuda

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Negative RT-PCR test result taken 168 hours before departure
    • 5 years old and below are exempt
  • Mandatory accommodation booking
  • / Quarantine
    • Unvaccinated Travelers: 14-day quarantine
    • Fully Vaccinated Travelers: NOT required as long as vaccination certificate/card is presented
      • If not staying at a COVID-19 certified hotel, you’ll have to self-quarantine for 48 hours as you wait for the results of the additional COVID-19 test that you need to take on arrival at the airport

VISA: eVisa, or if you have a visa issued by Canada, UK, USA, or a Schengen State; you can stay for a maximum stay of 30 days (if arriving by cruise, you do NOT need a visa as long as you stay for only 24 hours)
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Bahamas

REQUIREMENTS:

  • / RT-PCR Test Result
    • Unvaccinated Travelers: RT-PCR must be taken 120 hours before departure
      • 2 years old and below are exempt
      • If staying for more than 5 days, you’re required to take a rapid antigen test on the 5th day
    • Fully Vaccinated Travelers: NOT re
  • Bahamas Health Visa to be accomplished at least 3 days before you travel
  • X No quarantine

VISA: Required, application must be sent to the nearest Bahamas Embassy which is in Beijing; otherwise, if you’re arriving by cruise, you do NOT need a visa as long as you stay for only 24 hours
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Barbados

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Negative RT-PCR test result taken 72 hours before departure
    • 5 years old and below are exempt
  • Travel Authorization Form submitted at least 24 hours before departure
  • Contract Tracing App
  • Quarantine required in designated quarantine hotels
    • You can get a PCR or antigen test on the 5th day; if the result is negative, you do not need to complete the rest of the quarantine days

VISA: Visa-free for 90 days
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Belize

REQUIREMENTS:

  • / RT-PCR Test Result
    • Unvaccinated Travelers: RT-PCR test must be taken 96 hours before departure
      • 5 years old and below are exempt
    • Fully Vaccinated Travelers: NOT required
  • Travel Insurance with COVID-19 coverage (e.g. SafetyWing or HeyMondo)
  • Mandatory accommodation booking
  • X No quarantine

VISA: Required, but it’s not clear if the Belize Embassy in Manila is open (contact them at 02 338 8305 / 02 522-0066 or [email protected])
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Dominican Republic

REQUIREMENTS:

  • X NOT required to present a negative RT-PCR test
    • But you may be required to take a COVID-19 breath test at random on your arrival (you are exempted from this if you fully-vaccinated in no less than 3 weeks after last dose, or if you present a negative RT-PCR test result
  • Travel Declaration Form
  • X No quarantine
    • Unless you test positive for COVID-19

VISA: Required — unless you have a USA, Schengen or Canada visa with a validity of no less than 6 months prior to your arrival (stay of up to 30 days)
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Guatemala

REQUIREMENTS:

  • / RT-PCR Test Result
    • Unvaccinated Travelers: RT-PCR test must be taken 72 hours before departure
      • 10 years old and below are exempt
    • Fully Vaccinated Travelers: NOT required as long as you present your vaccination certificate/card
    • Recovered from COVID-19: NOT required as long as you provide a document showing that you have recovered from it at most 3 months before your arrival
  • X No quarantine

VISA: Required — unless you have a valid USA, Schengen or Canada visa (stay of up to 90 days); otherwide, you need to apply through the Embassy (contact them at [email protected], [email protected] or 02 732-5151 / 02 743-0166)
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Haiti

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Negative RT-PCR or Antigen test result taken 72 hours before departure
  • X No quarantine

VISA: Visa-free for 3 months
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Jamaica

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Negative RT-PCR or Antigen (nasopharyngeal only) test result taken 72 hours before departure
  • Travel Authorization Form
  • / Quarantine
    • Unvaccinated Travelers: 14-day quarantine
    • Fully Vaccinated Travelers: 8-day quarantine

VISA: Required, but it is not clear if the Jamaica Embassy is open (contact them at [email protected] or 02 8876285 or 09272597438)
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Saint Lucia

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Negative RT-PCR test result taken 120 hours before departure
    • 5 years old and below are exempt
  • Travel Authorization Form
  • / Quarantine
    • Unvaccinated Travelers: 14-day quarantine
    • Fully Vaccinated Travelers: NOT required as long as you present a vaccination certificate/card

VISA: Visa on arrival for 6 weeks (or if arriving on. acruise, you are visa-exempt as long as you stay no longer than 24 hours)
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Turks and Caicos Islands

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Negative RT-PCR test result taken 72 hours before departure
    • 10 years old and below are exempt
  • Travel Authorization Form to be completed within 24 hours before departure
  • Travel Insurance with COVID-19 coverage (e.g. HeyMondo)
  • X No quarantine

VISA: Required, applications can be made to the British Embassy. But if you have a valid US, UK, or Canadian visa, you can enter the islands visa-free!
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Check out these Caribbean travel guides!

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» Europe «

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Albania

REQUIREMENTS:

  • / RT-PCR Test Result
    • Unvaccinated Travelers: RT-PCR test must be taken 72 hours before departure OR an antigen test taken no more than 48 hours
    • Fully Vaccinated Travelers: NOT required as long as you present your vaccination certificate/card
  • Travel Authorization Form
  • X No quarantine

VISA: Required, applications can be sent to the nearest Albania Embassy located at Beijing, China or do an eVisa; otherwise, you can enter visa-FREE if you have a valid UK, US, or Schengen visa.
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Andorra

REQUIREMENTS:

  • / RT-PCR Test Result
    • Unvaccinated Travelers: RT-PCR test
    • Fully Vaccinated Travelers: NOT required as long as you present your vaccination certificate/card
  • X No quarantine

VISA: This is a landlocked country between France and Spain; to enter, you must have a Schengen visa
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Belarus

REQUIREMENTS:

  • / RT-PCR Test Result
    • Unvaccinated Travelers: RT-PCR test must be taken 72 hours before departure
    • Fully Vaccinated Travelers: NOT required as long as you present your vaccination certificate/card
  • / Quarantine
    • Unvaccinated Travelers: 7-day quarantine
    • Fully Vaccinated Travelers: NOT required

VISA: Required, application can be made through the nearest Belarus Embassy located in Indonesia
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Belgium

REQUIREMENTS:

  • / RT-PCR Test Result
    • Unvaccinated Travelers: NOT allowed to enter UNLESS for essential travel
    • Fully Vaccinated Travelers: NOT required as long as you present your vaccination certificate/card
  • / Quarantine
    • Unvaccinated Travelers: 10-day quarantine
    • Fully Vaccinated Travelers: NOT required
  • Passenger Locator Form completed 48 hours before arrival

VISA: Required, apply for a Belgium Schengen Visa
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Croatia

REQUIREMENTS:

  • / RT-PCR Test Result
    • Unvaccinated Travelers: RT-PCR test must be taken 72 hours before departure (or an Antigen test taken 48 hours before)
      • 12 years old and below are exempt as long as traveling with a guardian
    • Fully Vaccinated Travelers: NOT required as long as you present your vaccination certificate/card
      • You can only enter Croatia 22 to 42 days from the complete administration of the vaccine
  • X No quarantine
  • Entry Declaration Form

VISA: Required, apply with VFS Croatia
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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France

REQUIREMENTS:

  • / RT-PCR Test Result
    • Unvaccinated Travelers: NOT allowed to enter UNLESS it’s for essential travel
    • Fully Vaccinated Travelers: NOT required to provide an RT-PCR test result as long as you present your vaccination certificate/card
      • Vaccines accepted are: Pfizer (Comirnaty), Moderna, AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)
  • / Quarantine
    • Unvaccinated Travelers: 7-day quarantine if coming from “orange” countries, 10 days if coming from “red” countries
    • Fully Vaccinated Travelers: NOT required
  • Health Declaration Form
  • TousAntiCovid App

VISA: Required, apply for a France Schengen Visa
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Georgia

REQUIREMENTS:

  • / RT-PCR Test Result
    • Unvaccinated Travelers: NOT allowed to enter
    • Fully Vaccinated Travelers: NOT required to provide an RT-PCR test result as long as you present your vaccination certificate/card
      • But if you have been to India in the past 14 days, you are required to provide an RT-PCR test and do quarantine for 14 days at your own expense
  • X No quarantine
  • Pre-Registration Form

VISA: eVisa
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Germany

REQUIREMENTS:

  • / RT-PCR Test Result
    • Unvaccinated Travelers: NOT allowed to enter UNLESS it’s for essential travel
    • Fully Vaccinated Travelers: NOT required to provide an RT-PCR test result as long as you present your vaccination certificate/card
  • X No quarantine for fully vaccinated travelers
  • Pre-Registration Form

VISA: Required, apply through VFS Germany (unsure if they’re currently taking in appointments)
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Iceland

REQUIREMENTS:

  • / RT-PCR Test Result
    • Unvaccinated Travelers: NOT allowed to enter
    • Fully Vaccinated Travelers: provide a negative RT-PCR test result and vaccination certificate/card
    • Recovered from COVID-19: NOT required to provide an RT-PCR test result as long as you present proof of prior infection (not older than 14 days with isolation complete, but not more than 180 days)
  • X No quarantine for fully vaccinated travelers
  • Pre-Registration Form to be accomplished 72 hours before arrival
  • Contact Tracing App

VISA: Required, apply through VFS Norway (unsure if they’re currently taking in appointments)
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Netherlands

REQUIREMENTS:

  • / RT-PCR Test Result
    • Unvaccinated Travelers: NOT allowed to enter
    • Fully Vaccinated Travelers: NOT required to provide an RT-PCR test result as long as you present vaccination certificate/card
      • 13 years old and below are exempt
  • 10-day quarantine
  • Quarantine Form
  • Vaccine Declaration Form

VISA: Required, apply through VFS Netherlands
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Romania

REQUIREMENTS:

  • / RT-PCR Test Result
    • Unvaccinated Travelers: Negative RT-PCR test result taken 72 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
  • / Quarantine
    • Unvaccinated Travelers: 14-day quarantine
    • Fully Vaccinated Travelers: NOT required
  • Travel Declaration Form
  • Health Declaration Form

VISA: Required, apply for a Romania Visa
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Serbia

REQUIREMENTS:

  • / RT-PCR Test Result
    • 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)
  • X No quarantine

VISA: Required, application can be sent to the nearest embassy which is in Indonesia (contact them at [email protected] or 6221 / 314-35-60, 314-7-20); but if you have a valid issue issued by Schengen, USA, or EEA (European Economics Area) Member state, you can stay in Serbia for 90 days in any 180-day period
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Switzerland

REQUIREMENTS:

  • / RT-PCR Test Result
    • Unvaccinated Travelers: NOT allowed to enter UNLESS it’s for essential travel
    • Fully Vaccinated Travelers: NOT required to provide an RT-PCR test result as long as you present your vaccination certificate/card
      • Vaccines accepted are: Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Sinopharm, Covishield, CoronaVac
  • X No quarantine
  • Travel Declaration Form

VISA: Required, apply for a Switzerland Schengen Visa
TRAVEL INSURANCE: HeyMondo

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Turkey

REQUIREMENTS:

  • / RT-PCR Test Result
    • Unvaccinated Travelers: Negative RT-PCR test result taken 72 hours before departure or negative Antigen test result taken 48 hours before
    • Fully Vaccinated Travelers: NOT required to provide an RT-PCR test result as long as you present your vaccination certificate/card
    • Recovered from COVID-19: NOT required to provide an RT-PCR test result as long as you present medical certificate showing recovery in the last 6 months
  • X No quarantine
    • But if you stayed in Bangladesh, Brazil, South Africa, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka in the past 14 days, you are required to present a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior arrival, as well as quarantine for 14 days
  • Form Entry to be filled out 72 hours before arrival
  • Passenger Locator Card

VISA: Required, application can be done at the Embassy of Turkey in Manila; or if you have a valid USA visa, you can simply apply for an eVisa
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Ukraine

REQUIREMENTS:

  • / RT-PCR Test Result
    • Unvaccinated Travelers: Negative RT-PCR test result taken 72 hours before departure
    • Fully Vaccinated Travelers: NOT required to provide an RT-PCR test result as long as you present your vaccination certificate/card
  • / Quarantine
    • Unvaccinated Travelers: 10-day quarantine
      • Self-isolation is no longer required once you can present a negative PCR test within 72 hours of entry in Ukraine
    • Fully Vaccinated Travelers: NOT required
  • Travel Insurance

VISA: eVisa
TRAVEL INSURANCE:
SafetyWing

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» Middle East «

Qatar, Middle East

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Iran

REQUIREMENTS:

  • / RT-PCR Test Result
    • Unvaccinated Travelers: NOT allowed to enter
    • Fully Vaccinated Travelers: Negative RT-PCR test result taken 92 hours before departure and vaccination certificate/card
      • 8 years old and below are exempt
  • 14-day quarantine

VISA: Visa on arrival has been SUSPENDED for tourists; hence, you ust apply for an eVisa instead
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Qatar

REQUIREMENTS:

VISA: eVisa
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Saudi Arabia

REQUIREMENTS:

  • / RT-PCR Test Result
    • Unvaccinated Travelers: NOT allowed to enter
    • Fully Vaccinated Travelers: Negative RT-PCR test result taken 72 hours before departure and vaccination certificate/card
      • 8 years old and below are exempt
      • Accepted vaccines are Oxford/Astra Zeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson
      • Required to undergo 2 extra tests upon arrival: first will be within 24 hours and the 2nd on the 7th day
  • X No quarantine
  • Arrival Registration
  • Contract Tracing App
  • Health Disclaimer Form

VISA: eVisa
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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United Arab Emirates

REQUIREMENTS:

VISA: Required, apply at appropriate embassy
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

Looking for things to do in the Middle East?

Check out these Middle East activities!

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» North America «

Wall Lake, Canada

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Canada

REQUIREMENTS:

  • / RT-PCR Test Result
    • Unvaccinated Travelers: NOT allowed to enter
    • Fully Vaccinated Travelers: Negative RT-PCR test result taken 72 hours before departure and vaccination certificate/card
      • Qualified vaccines are Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and J&J (you must have received your last dose at least 14 days prior to your arrival in Canada)
  • Check other requirements here

VISA: Required, apply online
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Mexico

REQUIREMENTS:

VISA: Required, apply online; otherwise, if you a vaid MULTIPLE-entry visa to Schengen Area, USA, UK, Japan, and Canada, you can enter visa-free for not more than 180 days
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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United States of America

REQUIREMENTS:

VISA: Required, apply with the USA Embassy (as of this moment though, they are not allowing new tourist visa appointments yet)
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

Looking for things to do in North America?

Check out these North America activities!

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» South America «

Christ the Redeemer, Brazil

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Brazil

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Negative RT-PCR test result taken 72 hours before departure
    • 12 years old and below are exempt as long as accompanied by an adult who tested negative
  • X No quarantine
  • Travel Health Declaration accomplished within 72 hours of boarding

VISA: Visa-free for up to 90 days
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Colombia

REQUIREMENTS:

VISA: Visa-free for up to 90 days
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Costa Rica

REQUIREMENTS:

VISA: Visa-free for up to 90 days
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Ecuador

REQUIREMENTS:

  • / RT-PCR Test Result
    • Unvaccinated Travelers: Negative RT-PCR test result taken 72 hours before departure
    • Fully Vaccinated Travelers: NOT required as long as you present a vaccination certificate/card
  • X No quarantine
    • Unless you traveled through Brazil or India before your arrival in Ecuador
  • Health Declaration Form

VISA: No longer visa-free for Filipinos since 2020, as such you need to get a visa — you can send your application to the Ecuador Embassy in Indonesia ([email protected])
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Trinidad and Tobago

REQUIREMENTS:

  • / RT-PCR Test Result
    • Unvaccinated Travelers: NOT allowed to enter the country
    • Fully Vaccinated Travelers: Negative RT-PCR test result taken 72 hours before departure
  • X No quarantine
  • Travel Authorization Form

VISA: Visa on arrival for up to 90 days
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

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Venezuela

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Negative RT-PCR test result taken 48 hours before departure
    • Inbound flights are suspended until September 19
  • 14-day quarantine
  • Health Pass to be filled out prior your departure

VISA: Visa on arrival for up to 90 days
TRAVEL INSURANCE: SafetyWing

Looking for things to do in South America?

Check out these South America travel guides!

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Booking Essentials

Book an AirBnB
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TIP: It’s a good idea to crosscheck your World Nomads‘ total travel insurance price with that of SafetyWing because the latter is often priced cheaper (especially when it involves travel that spans for several weeks or months — and even years!).
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However, take note that SafetyWing’s affordability typically means lesser coverage than World Nomads. So please always ensure that you read the fine print in order to decipher which travel insurance company is the right fit for you and your trip!

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HOW ABOUT THE REQUIREMENTS WHEN FLYING BACK TO THE PHILIPPINES?
For starters, you will be required to do a 14-day quarantine. Simply book a hotel from this list of DOH-accredited quarantine hotels in Manila and then follow the proper arrival procedure.

Overall, I hope this post of countries open for Filipino tourists helps you plan and prepare for your future travels!

For more info, you can check these pages: [1] [2]
[Countries Open for Filipino tourists]

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