Effective immediately, under a new directive from the Inter-Agency Task Force on COVID-19, all passengers arriving in the Philippines are subject to the following quarantine and testing procedures:
- Upon arrival at the port of entry, all passengers will receive an orientation from the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ).
- Passengers will be directed to go to a “one-stop shop” to fill out pertinent documents.
- Swabs for reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) COVID-19 tests will be taken.
- Passengers will be brought to a facility for quarantine for about two to five days, where they will be monitored while waiting for text results.
- Individuals who tested positive will be referred to hospitals for treatment. Individuals who tested negative will be issued a BOQ Certificate stating that they tested negative and issued a certificate will be allowed to leave the quarantine facility and proceed to their places of residence, where they can complete their 14-day quarantine.
Funding Quarantine Accommodations:
The cost of quarantine accommodations shall be shouldered by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) for land-based OFWs, and by the local manning agency and/or Maritime Industry Authority for sea-based OFWs.
Non-OFWs who are returning to the Philippines will undergo quarantine in a government-approved facility of their choice and at their own expense.
Please be guided accordingly.