COVID-19 Advisories

This topic page includes advice and information from the Embassy about the new coronavirus disease COVID-19.

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...