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8 June, 2020 - 15:18
Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia with the crew of Viking Cruises before departure in Bergen Flesland Airport on 7 June 2020 Bergen, Norway, 07 June 2020. The Philippine Embassy in Norway assisted in the repatriation of more than 450 seafarers and crew of various ships docked around Norway due to work stoppage because of the threat of COVID-19. The stranded seafarers were looking forward to going home and re unite with their families...
2 June, 2020 - 12:53
Vice Consul Cabahug, Ms. Anne Nogva, and Vice Consul Mostajo discussed and answered the questions of Filipino au pairs during the online information briefing. (Screenshot taken from the Philippine Embassy’s Facebook page) 22 May 2020 – The Philippine Embassy in Oslo, in cooperation with the Caritas Au Pair Center-Norway, conducted an online information briefing for Filipino au pairs, to discuss the issues and challenges experienced by...
2 June, 2020 - 12:53
Vice Consul Cabahug, Ms. Anne Nogva, and Vice Consul Mostajo discussed and answered the questions of Filipino au pairs during the online information briefing. (Screenshot taken from the Philippine Embassy’s Facebook page) 22 May 2020 – The Philippine Embassy in Oslo, in cooperation with the Caritas Au Pair Center-Norway, conducted an online information briefing for Filipino au pairs, to discuss the issues and challenges experienced by...
29 May, 2020 - 12:51
In recognition of Norway’s continued easing of COVID-19-related restrictions, the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway provides the following update on consular services at the Embassy beginning 01 June 2020: The Embassy will now be open from Mondays to Fridays except holidays, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, to receive applications. An ONLINE APPOINTMENT confirmed by the Embassy will still be required for all applicants wishing to transact with...
24 May, 2020 - 18:43
The Embassy will be CLOSED on • Monday, 01 June 2020 , Whit Monday (Norwegian holiday) • Friday, 12 June 2020 , Philippine Independence Day (Philippine holiday) Regular office hours will resume on the next working day. In case of emergency, the Embassy’s duty officer may be reached at +47 950 01 072.
19 May, 2020 - 08:06
17 May 2020, Oslo – Philippine Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia congratulated the Kingdom of Norway on its 206th Constitution Day as she signed the congratulatory book on 17 May 2020 at the Royal Palace. Ambassador Batoon-Garcia expressed her appreciation for the strengthened cooperation between the governments and peoples of the Philippines and Norway especially amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The Philippines and Norway have enjoyed...
16 May, 2020 - 14:23
For the information and guidance of all, available below is the full text of the Omnibus Guidelines on the Implementation of Community Quarantine in the Philippines , issued by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) on 15 May 2020. The guidelines provide for protocols to be observed by areas in the Philippines placed under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), Modified Enhanced Community...
15 May, 2020 - 10:03
The Philippine Embassy in Stockholm will render consular services from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (no lunch break) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, to serve Filipinos in Sweden and Finland. The Embassy officially opens on 15 May 2020 with notice to the Swedish government, but in the interest of efficiency, the actual consular services are to be rendered on the above dates. These services include passport extensions, but not passport renewals, which...
13 May, 2020 - 20:47
The Philippine Embassy announces that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has approved the transition of Metro Manila, Laguna, and Cebu City, Philippines, to a modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) arrangement. Full text of the press release of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) on the MECQ is available here: https://pcoo.gov.ph/news_releases/palace-releases-mecq-details/ Regarding travel, the PCOO press release...
13 May, 2020 - 20:41
UPDATE: Per CAB Advisory dated 13 May 2020, all disembarking airline crew members will not undergo the same testing procedure as all other returning Filipinos. They will be subject to usual screening procedure and will not undergo swab test. The full text of the latest CAB Advisory is available below. Further to our COVID-19 Public Advisory No. 25 on the Omnibus Guidelines for the Quarantine and Testing Procedures for All Overseas...