Announcements and Advisories

19 April, 2020 - 11:38
In view of the untimely demise of Mr. Erik Belfrage, Philippine Honorary Consul General in Stockholm, Sweden, Filipinos in Sweden in need assistance are hereby informed that they may continue to contact the Embassy through the following: Assistance to Nationals phone (for emergencies): +47 902 41 171 Duty phone (for consular queries): +47 950 01 072 Email: helpdesk@philembassy.no Facebook page: “Philippine Embassy in Norway” Urgent...
19 April, 2020 - 11:30
It is with profound regret and sorrow that the Philippine Embassy in Norway announces the passing of Mr. Erik Belfrage, Philippine Honorary Consul General in Stockholm, Sweden, on Saturday, 18 April 2020, due to COVID-19. Mr. Belfrage, a successful businessman and former diplomat in the Swedish Foreign Service, headed the Philippine Consulate General in Stockholm from 2013 until his untimely demise. His efforts helped Philippines-Sweden...
16 April, 2020 - 15:58
UPDATE: In observance of recommended hygiene practices, we strongly advise all applicants to wear face masks, and to bring their own pens, when visiting the Embassy. Thank you. In view of Norway’s gradual easing of COVID-19-related restrictions, the Embassy wishes to provide the following update on the resumption of consular services at the Embassy beginning 20 April 2020: An ONLINE APPOINTMENT confirmed by the Embassy will be required...
16 April, 2020 - 11:07
The Embassy hereby informs the public that, pursuant to the Philippine Inter-Agency Task Force for Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) Resolution No. 23 dated 13 April 2020, a ll overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) returning to the Philippines, whether sea-based or land-based, are now required to undergo a 14-day facility quarantine upon arrival in the country . All arrangements regarding the mandatory 14-day facility...
14 April, 2020 - 18:37
The Embassy wishes to share the following information on the provision of the one-time “Abot-Kamay ang Pagtulong” (AKAP) financial assistance from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) through the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO)-London for overseas Filipino workers in Norway, Finland, Iceland, and Sweden who were displaced due to COVID-19: The Philippine Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has released the...
9 April, 2020 - 09:04
The Embassy recognizes Norway’ s successful efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country and looks forward to the gradual lifting of related restriction s in the coming weeks. Full details of the Norwegian Government’s announcement are available here: https://www.regjeringen. no/en/aktuelt/norway-to-lift- covid-19-restrictions- gradually-and-cautiously/ id2697060/ . In view of the above, the Philippine Embassy is pleased to...
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...