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Submission of COVID-19 Negative Certificate for Passengers from the Philippines

South Korea:
Please be notified of the new directive from Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport:
EFFECTIVE JULY 20, 2020, ALL PASSENGERS DEPARTING FROM MANILA ARRIVING AND TRANSFERRING AT INCHEON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (except for passengers holding Korean passports) MUST PRESENT A VALID COVID – 19 PCR NEGATIVE CERTIFICATE ISSUED WITHIN 48-HOURS PRIOR DEPARTURE BY AN ACCREDITED HOSPITAL DESIGNATED BY THE SOUTH KOREAN EMBASSY IN THE PHILIPPINES. Passenger must present the certificate upon check-in at the airport. Any passenger without a negative test result certificate or holding a certificate issued more than 48-hours before departure will be denied acceptance on the flight.
For more information regarding above, please visit: ph_visa [at]
Please note that restrictions may change at a short notice, and passengers should always check and refer to the latest information published by the government or immigration authorities of their origin, transiting and/or destination country.
1. With reference to ADV20-162 Dated 10 July 2020 (Entry to Dubai Protocols), effective immediately ALL passengers traveling/transiting to Dubai from the Philippines must bring and present a PCR COVID-19 negative certificate issued by a local government approved laboratory to be accepted on the flight. Passengers must take the test no more than 96 hours before flight departure and only PCR tests are accepted by the UAE government.
a. Only DOH – accredited PCR testing centers are allowed. Kindly refer to link for accredited testing centers.
2. Passengers must bring filled- up health declaration form to be submitted to Dubai Authorities upon entering DXB.
3. Passengers need to complete the Quarantine Undertaking form available on board. This form to be handed to Dubai Health Authority staff upon arrival.
4. Passengers must declare at check-in that they have health insurance or will bear costs for treatment and isolation if required
Taiwan requires negative COVID-19 RT-PCR Certificate for passengers from the Philippines

Effective from 26JUL20, all passengers flying from Philippines and entering Taiwan are required to follow the regulations below:
1) Taiwanese nationals and foreign nationals who hold Residence Permits or Residence Visas, Migrant Workers, Overseas Students, Diplomatic Service, and etc. are required to do the COVID-19 test at Taipei airport.

  • Passengers with symptoms will be under quarantine at a designated place.
  • Passengers without symptoms will be undergoing 14-day home quarantine.
2) Foreign nationals who do not hold a resident status must provide a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued within 3 days before boarding in order to board and enter Taiwan, and undergo home quarantine for 14 days after entry.
Likewise, starting 29JUL20, apart from passengers entering Taiwan, all passengers from the Philippines who will be transiting via Taipei must comply with the above regulations.
For more information you may visit Taiwan CDC website or the link:
For strict compliance.
Hong Kong:
In response to COVID-19, the Hong Kong SAR government has recently announced new, additional entry requirements for passengers travelling to Hong Kong.

Starting from 25 July 2020, should your colleagues/customers be travelling from, or have travelled from the following countries within the last 14 days, they will be required to present additional documents in order to be permitted to enter Hong Kong.

  • Bangladesh
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • The Philippines
  • South Africa
Additional entry documents:
  • A letter of certificate in English or Chinese issued by a laboratory or healthcare institution (“the laboratory”) bearing the name and identity card or passport number of the passenger ( template)  showing:
  • the passenger underwent a nucleic acid test for COVID-19 with sample taken from the passenger within 72 hours before the scheduled time of departure of the flight bringing them to Hong Kong; and
  • the test conducted on the sample is a nucleic acid test for COVID-19; and
  • the result of the nucleic acid test was tested negative for COVID-19; and
  • The original test report issued by the laboratory bearing the name and identity card or passport number of the passenger; and
  • A letter in English or Chinese issued by the relevant authority of the local government certifying the laboratory is recognized or approved by the government (template); and
  • Confirmation in English or Chinese of room reservation in a hotel in Hong Kong for not less than 14 days starting on the day of the arrival in Hong Kong.
To ensure all passengers meet these requirements, Cathay Pacific will be asking them the following at check-in:
  • To sign a legal declaration detailing their travel history over the past 14 days. We will ask them specifically if they have visited Bangladesh India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, The Philippines or South Africa. If the answer is ‘yes’, they will be required to show us the documentation mentioned above.
  • To demonstrate to us that they have completed the Hong Kong Department of Health online health declaration form by showing us the resulting QR code. This can be in a printed or digital format. More information on this form can be found here .
If passengers are unable to meet these requirements, we will unfortunately not be able to accept them for travel. Please refer to our website  for more information about ticket changes, should they need to postpone or cancel their journey.

Entry restriction exemptions
The following passengers are exempt from the aforementioned entry restrictions:

  • Passengers transiting in Hong Kong
  • Passengers falling within the categories listed on Hong Kong Government’s website, who are also being exempted from compulsory quarantine, if they are
  • travelling from the Mainland, Macao, Taiwan (please view the list here) or
  • travelling from other countries (please view the list here)
For more details regarding the latest travel restrictions, please visit the Hong Kong SAR Government’s COVID-19 website and our COVID-19 information centre .