Is it a Good Time for Filipino Nurses to Apply to Work Abroad

Runner Rocky

The recent surge of the new COVID-19 variant has forced many countries to close their borders once again. For many industries, this has meant that dreams of working overseas are on hold for now. However, for healthcare professionals, the majority of travel restrictions are loosened due to the current global health crisis. In particular, Filipino nurses are needed now more than ever in many parts of the world. 


So if you’re a Filipino nurse dreaming of pursuing a career abroad amid the pandemic,, a platform that provides Filipino healthcare professionals around the world with the tools they need to secure a lucrative career abroad, shares some tips to make the dream happen:

Find the right job for you on
Looking for job opportunities or hospitals abroad may be overwhelming. Thankfully, can make the whole process simpler and easier for you via our partnership with a registered POEA agency. On the website, you can find a host of job openings that are specifically catered to international healthcare professionals and the needed skills and/or years of work experience as well as regulatory requirements.

Know the requirements.
Once you’ve found the job that fits your skills, you can now gather the documents needed to apply. Regulators have a list of the documents needed but normally, the basic requirements include either a 1x1 or 2x2 ID picture, PSA-authenticated birth certificate, résumé, college diploma, transcript of records, marriage contract (if applicable), NBI clearance, passport (valid for at least six months), as well as license and certifications. They must also apply for a working visa to their desired country once the employer offers the job, this process is often managed by the employer.

Several healthcare recruiters and employers throughout Europe and the Middle East have already partnered with to help with their medical staffing requirements. can assist job applicants with the process from start to finish, from finding a job to verification and licensing. .
Getting vaccinated may be a requirement, and you may need to present a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival.
Many countries now require inbound travelers to be fully vaccinated before entering their country. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), you are fully vaccinated 14 days after your dose of an accepted single-dose vaccine or 14 days after receiving your second dose of an accepted two-dose vaccine. Additionally, once you’ve secured the job abroad, you may need to present proof of a negative RT-PCR result upon arrival. You may either need to take the test in your home country or at the airport of destination, where you may be required to stay in quarantine while waiting for the results.

Be open and ready for constant change.
While you may already have set your career plans, keep in mind that we are still living in these very unusual times. Several countries are actively hiring for healthcare workers due to the impact of the ongoing pandemic, make sure you research geographies or specific countries that you may not have previously considered as many are offering excellent opportunities and remuneration for talented healthcare professionals.

If you are an interested applicant, simply create an account on (, build a digital CV, and then set contact settings to the ‘Recommended’ option in order to attract new career opportunities.
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