3.0 Information on the Philippines and Manila
3.1 Entry requirements
Representatives and other participants are required to have a passport valid for at least six months and an entry visa (if required) for the Philippines.
Nationals of countries represented in the Regional Committee, with the exception of those listed below, are allowed to enter the Philippines without visas for a stay not exceeding 21 days, provided they hold valid tickets for their return journey to their port of origin or next port of destination.
Nationals of the following countries in the Region are required to secure entry visas to the Philippines:
The following nationals are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay not exceeding seven days.
- Travellers of Chinese origin holding a British passport endorsed “British National Overseas” issued in Hong Kong, China
- Travellers of Chinese origin holding a passport issued by Macao, China
- Macao residents of Chinese origin holding a Portuguese Alien passport or a Portuguese Travel Certificate.
For a stay of more than seven days, a visa is required.
Representatives and other participants requiring entry visas should write as early as possible to the Administrative Services Officer, WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, giving information regarding the traveller’s name, date of birth, passport number, date and place of issue and validity date, so that prior arrangements for visa issuance can be made with the Philippine Government authorities. This can be sent by e-mail to