Philippine Embassy Newsroom

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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...
10 May, 2020 - 10:19
Further to our COVID-19 Public Advisory No. 26 on the temporary suspension of flight operations at all airports in the Philippines from 03 to 10 May 2020, the Embassy announces that per Notice to Airman (NOTAM) released late afternoon of 08 May 2020 by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Operations Center, inbound commercial flights carrying passengers will now be allowed to land at the Ninoy Aquino International...
8 May, 2020 - 14:58
To fully comply with all Philippine fiscal regulations, the public is hereby informed that beginning Monday, 11 May 2020, the Consular Section of the Embassy will no longer be collecting fees for return postage of passports or processed consular documents . All applicants will need to arrange for their own return postage. APPLICANTS APPLYING IN PERSON For all those applying in person wishing to have their passports or processed...
6 May, 2020 - 14:26
UPDATE 1: All passengers arriving in the Philippines must accomplish a Case Investigation Form prior to arrival. The form will be collected upon arrival in the Philippines. The Case Investigation Form may be downloaded below. Further to our COVID-19 Public Advisory No. 25 announcing mandatory quarantine and COVID-19 testing for all arriving passengers to the Philippines, the Department of Health has issued Memorandum Circular No. 2020...
2 May, 2020 - 13:38
The public is hereby advised that for public health and safety reasons, the National Task Force (NTF) Against COVID-19 of the Philippines has decided to restrict flight operations at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and all other international airports in the country for one (1) week beginning 03 May 2020. No international passenger flights will be allowed into the country within the said period . Cargo flights, air...
30 April, 2020 - 19:01
The Embassy informs the public that all Filipinos arriving in the Philippines from overseas who are not Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs, i.e. returning tourists, returning emigrants, students, etc.) and all foreign nationals who are exempted from entry restrictions to the Philippines will now be subjected to the same mandatory quarantine (not exceeding 14 days) and/or COVID-19 testing upon arrival, as required for returning OFWs ,...
27 April, 2020 - 15:29
The public is hereby informed that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has approved the extension of the enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila and certain areas in the Philippines until 15 May 2020. Please refer to the following link for details on the announcement: https://pcoo.gov.ph/news_releases/president-duterte-extends-restriction-in-metro-manila-central-luzon-other-areas-until-may-15/ Details of the measures under the enhanced...
20 April, 2020 - 13:48
The Embassy will be CLOSED on • Friday, 01 May 2020 , Labor Day (Philippine holiday) • Thursday, 21 May 2020 , Ascension Day (Norwegian holiday) • Monday, 25 May 2020 , Eid al-Fitr (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.