Temporary suspension of incoming travel

19 Mar 2021 / Philippines

Effective 0001H March 22,2021, to 2359 April 21, 2021, the entry of foreign nationals shall be temporarily suspended, except for the following:

i. Diplomats and members of international organisations, and their dependents provided they hold a valid 9(e) visa or 47(a)(2) visa, as the case may be, at the time of entry;

ii. Foreign nationals involved in medical repatriations duly endorsed by Department of Foreign Affairs – Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs (DFA – OUMWA) and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), provided that they have a valid visa at the time of entry;

iii. Foreign workers under “Green Lanes” program for crew change provided that they hold a 9(c) crew list visa at the time of entry;

iv. Foreign spouses and children of Filipino citizens travelling with them provided they have valid visas at the time of entry;

v. Emergency, humanitarian, and other analogous cases approved by the Chairperson of the NTF COVID-19 or his duly authorised representative, provided the foreign nationals have valid visas at the time of entry…

…During the period of 0001H 22 March 2021 to 2359H 21 April 2021, the travel of Filipinos and exempted foreign nationals shall be subject to the arrival quota set by the Department of Transportation.

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Source: Philippines National Task Force Against COVID-19 Memorandum Circular No.6, 2021 dated 18 March 2021

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