Philippines VISA required for American Citizens staying beyond 30-days in the country
American tourists, visitors staying in the Philippines for more than 30 days must obtain a Philippine eTA visa (Electronic Travel Authority) to enter the country. U.S. vaccination is also required for all travel purposes.
If you remain in the Philippines beyond the “admit until” date stamped in your passport by immigration authorities, you may be subject to fines and detention by the Philippine Bureau of Immigration (B.I.), according to Travel State.
- An eligible passport that is valid for at least 6 months after leaving the Philippines.
- Proof of intention to leave the Philippines, such as return ticket and sufficient funds.
- Itinerary information, including hotel reservations.
It is important to check with the Philippine embassy. However, due to state restrictions, most embassies are booked “for appointment only.”
COVID-19 related requirements
- Travelers to the Philippines will be subject to the COVID-19 RT-PCR test at the airport and quarantine for at least 14 days. More information on this requirement may be found here.
- Certain foreigners must apply for an Emigration Clearance Certificate (ECC) from B.I before they may depart the Philippines.
- Visit Philippines COVID-19 for the latest information on entry/exit requirements related to COVID-19 in the Philippines.
- You can find information on dual nationality, prevention of international child abduction, and customs regulations.
- The consulate retains its Level 3 travel advisory and advises Americans not to travel to the Sulu Archipelago, Marawi City, and certain Mindanao areas.
COVID-19 Vaccination Passport
At the moment, both the Philippines and the United States require all travelers to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test before allowing entry.
In Europe, it announced that it would create “vaccine passports.” The American embassy have not issued similar plans as of this time.