Flying Back To USA From Philippines

Now that you are planning to go back to America, there are 3 things to keep in mind: Testing,  Vaccination & Attestation 


1. Testing

The USA requires a Negative Test Result no  more than 1 day before you travel by air.  This is to all passengers for 2 years old and older.  You can get your test by either RT-PCR (Php 200-3000) or Antigen Test (Php 600-650) So for example,  your flight is June 7,  June 6, get yourself tested anytime.  As long as you can get the result before your flight.

Link below for the accredited facilities where you can get your COVID testing by DOH:

Here is a lab that is very close to the airport and accepts walk in and even drive through:

Here again are the…

  • Negative Test Result for 2 years old and older
  • No more than 1 day before you travel by air
  • Can be either RT-PCR Test (Php 2,000 to 3,000) or Antigen Test ( Php 600-650) 
  • Get tested a day before your flight – does not matter what time or on the day of your flight 

2. Vaccination 

For US Citizens, and for Permanent Residents, Vaccinated and Un-vaccinated can enter the United States according to CDC website link here

For Non US Citizens, Non US Immigrants,Non Legal Permanent Residents,  can enter the United States but must be vaccinated, otherwise, you will not be allowed to enter in USA. The passengers must have received two(2) doses of vaccines and booster shot is not required. according to CDC website link here

The passengers must present  Proof of Vaccination by the following: – Can be obtain online for free

BOQ yellow card – Arrange for an appointment and can be applied for with a fee

Vaxxed in US –  CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card

However, there are passengers who are exempted from the Vaccination Requirement: 

  • Individuals on diplomatic or official foreign government travel.
  • Children under 18 years of age.
  • Individuals with documented medical contraindications to receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Individuals issued a humanitarian or emergency exemption – must present proof.
  • US armed forces or their spouses or children.

3. Attestation

You will also be required to confirm that the information you presented is TRUE in the form of an Attestation. 

Upon reaching the airline check-in counter,  the staff will give you this form and simply sign it. So it is a form that you need to sign saying that You are attesting that all the information you provided are TRUE

So in Summary here are the things you need to do:

  • One day prior to your departure,  go get tested for COVID 19 either PCR Test or Antigen and bring it upon check in.  This is for every passenger  for 2 years old and above.
  • Must Show Proof of Vaccination Record  for non US citizens or permanent residents. Only US Citizens and US Permanent Residents can come in even un-vaccinated.
  • Sign the Attestation Form to be filled out upon check counter.
  • Mask wearing is NOT required anymore but CDC recommends to wear masks in indoor public transportation. 



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