COVID-19 Advisories

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

15 October, 2021 - 16:32
The Embassy hereby informs the public about the testing and quarantine protocols for arriving passengers from Green, Yellow, and Red countries, effective 16 October 2021. NOTE THAT NORWAY AND ICELAND ARE YELLOW-LISTED COUNTRIES. From Green-Listed Countries For fully vaccinated individuals For foreign nationals: a negative RT-PCR test shall be required to be taken within seventy-two hours (72) hours prior to departure from the country of...
11 October, 2021 - 11:33
THIS ADVISORY HAS BEEN SUPERSEDED BY ADVISORY NO. 58. The Embassy hereby informs the public of the following testing and quarantine protocols for arriving passengers to the Philippines from “Green” or “Yellow” countries, effective 8 October 2021. Please take note that NORWAY and ICELAND are both considered as YELLOW countries. Fully vaccinated individuals coming from “Green” or “Yellow” countries are required to undergo facility-based...
8 May, 2021 - 10:23
The Embassy hereby informs the public that starting 1 May 2021 , the entry of Filipinos and foreign nationals to the Philippines shall be guided by the following: A. Allowed to travel to the Philippines 1. Diplomats and members of International Organizations and their dependents, provided that they have valid 9(e) or 47(a2) visas, 2 . Filipino dual citizens, provided that they have any of the following: valid Philippine passport,...
7 May, 2021 - 22:14
This advisory has been superseded by COVID-19 Advisory No. 57. The Embassy hereby informs the public that starting 0001H of 08 May 2021, Manila time, the new testing and quarantine protocols for all arriving international passengers to the Philippines shall be: Mandatory quarantine for 14 days; However, international arrivals shall be required to undergo a facility or hotel quarantine for ten (10) days upon arrival; Testing will now be...
19 March, 2021 - 11:17
This announcement has been superseded by COVID-19 Advisory No. 56 on the entry rules for Filipinos and foreign nationals starting 1 May 2021. Please be guided accordingly. UPDATE (17 April 2021): The temporary suspension of travel to the Philippines detailed below is extended until 30 April 2021. Further, foreign nationals with valid exemption documents duly issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) prior to 22 March 2021 are...
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...