Announcements and Advisories

8 April, 2020 - 17:49
As part of the Philippine Government’s continuing efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has approved the extension of the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine until 30 April 2020. Please refer to the following link for the details on the announcement: https://pcoo.gov.ph/news_releases/president-duterte-govt-inclined-to-extend-quarantine-until-april-30/ Details of the measures...
7 April, 2020 - 13:16
The Philippine Embassy in Norway hereby informs the public that Honorary Consul General Jyrki Kupila and Honorary Consul Teresita Z. Ruutu of the Philippine Consulate General in Helsinki, Finland, conclude their terms of duty on 11 and 10 April 2020, respectively. We thank Mr. Kupila and Ms. Ruutu for their invaluable service as Philippine Honorary Consular Officers. A new Honorary Consul will be designated shortly. In the meantime,...
5 April, 2020 - 20:16
The Embassy informs the public that the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has issued Governing Board Resolution No. 09 mandating the temporary suspension of overseas deployment of all health care workers until the national state of emergency in the Philippines to address the COVID-19 pandemic is lifted and until COVID-19-related travel restrictions are lifted in destination countries. The complete POEA Governing Board...
2 April, 2020 - 17:09
Dear Kababayans, The past few weeks have been trying times not only for us here in Norway, but also for our countrymen back home and for the rest of the world. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every aspect of our lives. All of us are faced with great odds in the battle against this virus. The report of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health issued on 02 April 2020 indicated that thirty-four (34) individuals who have been tested...
26 March, 2020 - 17:07
The Philippine Embassy thanks the Filipino community for abiding by the emergency measures of the Philippine and Norwegian governments in order to combat the COVID-19 outbreak. The Embassy commends our Kababayans who have responded or intend to respond positively to the call of Norwegian authorities for persons with background in healthcare to register and voluntarily assist in hospitals and COVID-19 testing centers. In this regard, the...
25 March, 2020 - 12:06
The Embassy informs the public that Norway has extended its emergency measures to combat the COVID-19 outbreak until 13 April 2020. Details about the announcement from the Norwegian Government are available here: https://www.regjeringen.no/en/aktuelt/coronavirus-measures-to-continue/id2694682/ In this regard, the Embassy’s SUSPENSION OF ALL CONSULAR SERVICES HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL MONDAY, 13 APRIL 2020 . The Embassy will remain closed...
24 March, 2020 - 18:12
For ease of reference, the Embassy has compiled the following links to official websites in Philippines for information related to COVID-19: Department/Agency Website Official COVID-19 website http://www.covid19.gov.ph/ Department of Health https://www.doh.gov.ph/2019-nCoV Department of Foreign Affairs https://www.dfa.gov.ph/covid-19-advisories Department of the Interior and Local Government https://www.dilg.gov.ph/ Department of...
23 March, 2020 - 15:46
For ease of reference, the Embassy has compiled the following links to official websites in Norway, Finland, Iceland, and Sweden for information related to COVID-19: Norway Government of Norway: https://www.regjeringen.no/en/topics/koronavirus-covid-19/id2692388/ Norwegian Directorate of Health: https://www.helsedirektoratet.no/english/corona Norwegian Institute of Public Health: https://www.fhi.no/en/id/infectious-diseases/coronavirus/...
19 March, 2020 - 11:25
The Embassy hereby informs the public that the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs has instructed all Philippine Foreign Service Posts to temporarily suspend visa issuance effective immediately , in view of the COVID-19 public health emergency. All visa-free entry privileges for applicable nationals are also suspended, effective 22 March 2020 . This suspension i ncludes former Filipinos/balikbayans . Foreign spouses and children of...
18 March, 2020 - 19:30
In full support of the emergency measures of the Governments of the Philippines and Norway to stop the spread of COVID-19, THE PHILIPPINE EMBASSY WILL SUSPEND ALL CONSULAR OPERATIONS FROM THURSDAY, 19 MARCH 2020, UNTIL THURSDAY, 26 MARCH 2020 . The Embassy will be closed for both processing of applications and releasing of processed applications, including new passports. For emergencies, please call the Embassy’s hotlines: +47 902 41...