Entry to the Philippines
• Australians can enter the Philippines without quarantine and visa for a maximum of 30 days if they meet all requirements.
If you are vaccinated:
• Fully vaccinated travellers must present proof of vaccination against COVID-19 recognized by the Philippines Inter-Agency Task Force.
• Australian-issued International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificates meet the current entry requirements.
• Keep up-to-date with the latest advice from the Philippine Department of Tourism, including information on who is considered fully vaccinated.
If you are unvaccinated/partially vaccinated:
• Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travellers must present a negative result of a COVID-19 (RAT) test within 24 hours before departure, administered and certified by a healthcare professional in a healthcare facility, laboratory, clinic, pharmacy, or other similar establishment.
• If unable to provide a negative COVID-19 (RAT) result, a laboratory-based COVID-19 (RAT) test will be required on arrival at the airport.
• Quarantine will be required for anyone who tests positive, following local protocols.
• The traveller may need to cover the cost of COVID-19 testing and quarantine.
• Children under 15 years old who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated and travelling with a fully vaccinated adult may be exempt from the testing requirement.
Staying in the Philippines
• Stay up to date with the latest COVID-19 regulations by following the Philippine Department of Tourism.
• Understand the requirements and restrictions in the place where you're staying.
• You must wear a face mask in healthcare facilities, medical transport, and all public transportation.
• It is recommended that elderly individuals, people with underlying health conditions, those with weakened immune systems, pregnant women, unvaccinated travellers, and individuals displaying COVID-19 symptoms wear a face mask.
• Refer to the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for detailed advice. The IATF publishes resolutions that outline the current quarantine levels and specific restrictions. Check the Philippine COVID-19 website for information on what these levels mean for you.
Departure from the Philippines
• Register your departure from the Philippines on the eTravel online portal at least 72 hours before your scheduled departure (not less than 3 hours).
• Check and understand the requirements of the airline you're travelling with, as well as any protocols in the transiting country.
View the complete COVID-19 Guidelines
Philippines Business Visa Exemption
Eswatini passport holders are visa exempted for up to 30 days provided the traveller:
hold a valid passport with a validity of at least 6 months with minimum 2 blank visa pages
have sufficient funds for the trip
have proof of onward/return flights
have all necessary documents for the purpose of entry
Need a visa to stay beyond the exempted period ?
The Embassy of Philippines requires that the applicant submit their visa application directly if the applicant wishes to stay beyond the exempted period.
Note: It is always recommended that traveller confirm with the airline that they can board without a visa. The final decision is subject to the Immigration Officer's discretion at point of entry.