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Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a level 3 travel health advisory for the Philippines, indicating an elevated level of COVID-19 in the country. Your risk of getting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA-cleared vaccine. Before planning any international travel, please review the specific CDC recommendations for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.
There are restrictions in place affecting the entry of US citizens into the Philippines. Visit the Embassy’s COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 and related restrictions and conditions in the Philippines.
Do not travel to:

  • The Sulu Archipelago, including the southern Sulu Sea, due to criminality, terrorism, civil unrest, and removal.
  • Marawi City in Mindanao due to terrorism and civil unrest.

Reconsider travel to:

  • Other areas of Mindanao due to criminality, terrorism, civil unrest, and removal.

Terrorist and armed groups continue to plan possible kidnappings, bombings and other attacks in the Philippines. Terrorist and armed groups may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist sites, markets/malls and local government facilities. The Philippine government has declared a state of national emergency due to lawless violence in Mindanao.
Read the country information page.
If you decide to travel to the Philippines:
Sulu Archipelago and Sulu Sea do not travel
Terrorist and armed groups continue to carry out land and sea kidnappings for ransom, bombings, and other attacks targeting U.S. citizens, foreigners, civilians, local government institutions, and security forces. security.
The US government has limited ability to provide emergency services to US citizens in the Sulu Archipelago and Sulu Sea, as US government employees must obtain special authorization to travel to these areas.
Visit our website for travel to high risk areas.

Marawi City in Mindanao Do not travel
Civilians are at risk of death or injury due to the conflict between remnants of terrorist groups and Philippine security forces in Marawi.
The U.S. government has a limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Mindanao, as U.S. government employees must obtain special permission to travel there.
Visit our website for travel to high risk areas.

Mindanao reconsider travel
The Philippine government maintains a state of emergency and a greater police presence in the Cotabato City area and in the provinces of Maguindanao, North Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat.
Terrorist and armed groups continue to carry out kidnappings, bombings and other attacks targeting US citizens, foreigners, civilians, local government institutions and security forces.
The U.S. government has a limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Mindanao, as U.S. government employees must obtain special permission to travel there.
Visit our website for travel to high risk areas.
Last Updated: Reissued with updates to COVID-19 information.