COVID-19 PUBLIC ADVISORY NO. 53: TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF TRAVEL INTO THE PHILIPPINES OF FOREIGNERS AND RETURNING OVERSEAS FILIPINOS (ROFs) WHO ARE NON-OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS (OFWs) FROM 20 MARCH 2021 TO 19 APRIL 2021 (UPDATED 19 MARCH 2021)

COVID-19 PUBLIC ADVISORY NO. 53: TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF TRAVEL INTO THE PHILIPPINES OF FOREIGNERS AND RETURNING OVERSEAS FILIPINOS (ROFs) WHO ARE NON-OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS (OFWs) FROM 20 MARCH 2021 TO 19 APRIL 2021 (UPDATED 19 MARCH 2021)

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The Embassy wishes to inform the public that in light of efforts to prevent the entry of SARS-CoV-2 variants from other countries and the further rise of cases, the number of inbound international passengers/arrivals in the Philippines will be limited to only One Thousand Five Hundred (1,500) per day, and the entry of Foreign Nationals and Returning Overseas Filipinos who are non-OFWs is temporarily suspended beginning 0001H of 20 March 2021 until 19 April 2021, except the following:

  1. Holders of 9(e) (diplomatic) visas;
  2. Medical repatriation and their escort/s duly endorsed by the Department of Foreign Affairs-Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs (DFA-OUMWA) or the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA);
  3. Distressed ROFs duly endorsed by the Department of Foreign Affairs-Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs (DFA-OUMWA); and
  4. Emergency, humanitarian, and other analogous cases approved by the National Task Force on COVID-19

This advisory supersedes all previous advisories by the Embassy on entry restrictions and visa rules for foreign nationals traveling to the Philippines, particularly COVID-19 Public Advisory No. 51.

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