COVID-19 PUBLIC ADVISORY NO. 1: ON THE TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF VISA ISSUANCE TO TRAVELERS FROM CHINA AND ITS SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGIONS INCLUDING HONG KONG AND MACAU

PUBLIC ADVISORY: ON THE TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF VISA ISSUANCE TO TRAVELERS FROM CHINA AND ITS SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGIONS INCLUDING HONG KONG AND MACAU

In view of the developing situation of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019 n-CoV) in China and its Special Administrative Regions including Hong Kong and Macau, Philippine Foreign Service Posts, including the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, are temporarily suspending the issuance of visas, effective immediately, to the following:

  1. Foreign nationals directly coming from China and its Special Administrative Regions (Hong Kong and Macau), including transit and layovers; and
  2. Foreign nationals, who, within fourteen (14) days immediately preceding arrival in the Philippines, have been to China and its Special Administrative Regions 

Foreign nationals with visa-free entry privileges to the Philippines, falling under above-mentioned categories, are likewise covered by the temporary travel ban imposed by the Philippine Government. 

Update:

The following are exempt from the temporary suspension of the issuance of visas:

  1. Foreign spouses of children of Filipinos, and
  2. Government officials and their dependents eligible for 9 (e) visa.

The abovementioned will be allowed entry to the Philippines subject to the required 14-day quarantine. End