The Philippines Revised Rules for Green Lanes effective July 26, 2021 - What you need to know






Yesterday, July 22, 2021, The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) approved the revised rules for “Green Lanes” or "Green territories" that will apply to fully vaccinated international arriving passengers to the Philippines beginning July 26, 2021, 12:01 A.M. Manila time.


What is Green Lanes privileges ?
  • Shall undergo a 7-day facility-based quarantine
  • RT-PCR testing is on the 5th day, with the day of arrival of being the first day

Who are qualify for the Green Lanes?

They are the international arriving passenger to the Philippines (regardless of their entry point) who met the following conditions:
  1. Their port of origin is a Green List country/jurisdiction/territory.
  2. They stayed exclusively in Green List countries/jurisdictions/territories in the last 14 days prior to their arrival in the Philippines.
  3. They are fully vaccinated, whether in the Philippines or abroad.
  4. Their vaccination status can be independently verified/confirmed by Philippine authorities as valid and authentic upon arrival in the country.

Which countries are on the Green List?

Green List Countries are those classified by the IATF as "Low Risk". These countries are listed below in alphabetically order:

Albania, American Samoa, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Benin, Belize, The British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cayman Islands, Chad, China, Coted' Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Eswatini, Falkland Islands, French Polynesia, Gambia, Ghana, Greenland, Grenada, Hong Kong, Iceland, Isle of Man, Israel, Laos, Liberia, Malawi, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Rwanda, Saba, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Pierre & Miquelon, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Singapore, Sint Eustatius, South Korea, Taiwan, Togo, Turks & Caicos Islands (UK), Vietnam, and Zimbabwe.


What if not qualify for the Green Lanes?

International arriving passenger to the Philippines, who does not met the Green privileges.
  • Shall undergo a 10-day facility-based quarantine
  • Plus a 4-day home quarantine
  • RT-PCR test on the 7th day

What disqualifies the international arriving passenger to the Philippines for the Green Lanes?
  1. Their port of origin is not a Green List country/jurisdiction/territory.
  2. They stayed outside a Green List country/jurisdiction/territory at any time in the last 14 days before their arrival in the Philippines.
  3. They have not been fully vaccinated.
  4. Even if fully vaccinated, their vaccination status cannot be independently verified/confirmed by Philippine authorities as valid or authentic upon their arrival in the country.

How to consider an individual as fully vaccinated for COVID-19?

An individual will only be called fully vaccinated if he/she met the following conditions:

  1. More than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose series, or
  2. More than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine.
  3. The vaccine administered to the individual are included in any of the following: 
  • Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) List or Compassionate Special Permit (CSP) issued by the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in the country of origin;
  • Emergency Use Listing of the World Health Organization

How vaccination status are confirmed and verified?

The Passengers must present the following documents:

    For overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their spouse, parent/s, or children traveling with them,
  • Certification from the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in the country of origin.
    For Filipinos and foreigners fully vaccinated in the Philippines, they must show either their
  • local government unit (LGU) hospital-issued Vaccination Cards (in original or hard copy form) or
  • LGU-issued Vaccine Certificate, provided these can be verified/confirmed by border control authorities, or BOQ-issued International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICV).
    For Filipinos vaccinated and foreigners fully vaccinated abroad,
  • Vaccination certificate issued by health authorities of their place of vaccination, provided that such certificate can be independently verified/confirmed by Philippine authorities as valid or authentic.

I hope this simply Q & A will guide you in process.


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REFERENCE: Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) | Resolution No 128-A | Series of 2021 | July 22, 2021

Related Government Link: https://pcoo.gov.ph/news_releases/rules-for-green-lanes-revised/

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