1. A Filipino or a foreign national shall be deemed "fully vaccinated" against COVID-19 only if he/she received the second dose in a 2-dose series or a single dose COVID-19 vaccine more than fourteen (14) days prior to date and time of departure from the country of origin/port of embarkation ("Primary Series of COVID-19 Vaccination")


  1. "Booster shot" shall refer to doses administered to a vaccinated population that has completed a primary vaccination series, when, with time, vaccine effectiveness has fallen below a rate deemed sufficient in that population, as indicated in the Emergency Use Authorization (EU) issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).


  1. The primary series of COVID-19 vaccine and/or booster shot must be included in any of the following:

  1. EUA List or Compassionate Special Permit (CSP) issued by the Philippine FDA

  2. Emergency Use Listing of the World Health Organization


  1. Any of the following accepted proof of vaccination shall be presented prior to departing/boarding from the country of origin/port of embarkation and upon arrival in the country: 


  1. World Health Organization International Certificate of Vaccination and Prophylaxis

  2. VaxCertPH

  3. National or state manual/digital certificate of the country/foreign government

  4. Other proofs of vaccination permitted by the IATF


Effective 28 April 2022, the national COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued by Lao PDR shall be accepted/recognized for arrival quarantine protocols as well as for inter-zonal/intrazonal movement.

Effective 30 May 2022, all national or state manual/digital certificates of other countries/foreign governments shall also be accepted/recognized.

Individuals with a Lao vaccination card, may get an English-translated vaccination certificate at the Maternal and Child Health Center. For more information, the center may be contacted at +856 30 5303155 or +856 21 254519.