COVID-19 Advisories

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

19 March, 2021 - 11:17
The Embassy hereby informs the public of the following updates to the temporary suspension of travel into the Philippines, per Memorandum Circular No. 6, s. 2021 of the National Task Force against COVID-19: 1. All Filipino citizens whether returning Overseas Filipino or Overseas Filipino Worker shall be allowed to return to the Philippines; 2. Effective 0001H of 22 March 2021 to 2359H of 21 April 2021, the entry of foreign nationals...
17 March, 2021 - 15:21
UPDATE: This advisory has been superseded by COVID-19 Public Advisory No. 54 . Please be guided accordingly. 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...
4 March, 2021 - 15:40
The Embassy wishes to address the various requests from Filipinos in Iceland for consular services from the Embassy, particularly requests for the conduct of a consular outreach mission in Iceland as soon as possible. We are aware of the urgency of your situation and are currently looking into how we can conduct such an outreach mission, taking into account the travel restrictions in both Norway and Iceland, COVID-19 testing and...
15 February, 2021 - 15:36
The Embassy informs the public of the following protocols for the entry of foreign nationals to the Philippines: A. As a general rule, foreign nationals are still prohibited from entering the Philippines, except the following (“Excepted Foreign Nationals”), without need of an entry exemption from the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines from 01 February 2021: Diplomats and members of international organizations and their...
1 February, 2021 - 16:58
The Embassy informs the public of the following Operational Guidelines for Processing of Arriving Non-OFWs/Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs) and Foreign Nationals (“Concerned Individuals”) issued by the National Task Force COVID-19 (NTF COVID19) Task Group on Management of Returning Overseas Filipinos (TG MROF): From the point of origin, the concerned individual shall register through the following E-CIF links to secure a unique QR...
31 January, 2021 - 10:34
UPDATE 1: Per IATF Resolution No. 98, Series of 2021 dated 04 February 2021, the requirement for a pre-booked quarantine accommodation has been amended to at least six (6) nights , instead of seven (7) nights. Further, holders of valid and existing Special Resident and Retirees Visa (SRRV) and Section 9(a) visas are still not allowed to enter the country , unless they are able to secure an exemption document from the Department that...
29 January, 2021 - 09:15
The Embassy hereby informs the public that Norway will begin implementing new restrictions for the entry of non-residents into Norway beginning 29 January 2021. The following foreign nationals, including Filipinos, will not be allowed to enter Norway from said date: Foreign nationals residing in the European Economic Area (EEA, i.e. the European Union plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and EEA nationals residing in third countries...
15 January, 2021 - 18:44
UPDATE 2: Beginning 0001H of 28 January 2021 until 31 January 2021, below restrictions are extended to the Czech Republic. Please be guided accordingly. UPDATE 1: Effective immediately, the following foreigners with valid visas coming from the countries listed in this advisory will be permitted entry into the Philippines until 31 January 2021, notwithstanding previous IATF resolutions or exemptions: Accredited foreign diplomats and...
29 December, 2020 - 15:25
UPDATE 5: Beginning 0001H of 13 January 2021 until 15 January 2021, below restrictions are extended to Jamaica, Luxembourg, Oman, Pakistan, and People’s Republic of China. Please be guided accordingly. UPDATE 4: Following are exemptions from the restrictions outlined in this advisory: (1) Local/accredited foreign diplomats and international organizations such as the World Health Organization and United Nations [9(e) visa holders or...
27 November, 2020 - 11:41
UPDATE 1: The Bureau of Immigration has issued a Supplemental Advisory on the resumption of the balikbayan privilege. The advisory is available in full at the end of this advisory, please scroll below for the link. The Embassy is pleased to inform the public that pursuant to Resolution No. 85 of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) dated 26 November 2020, the following may again avail of...