COVID-19 Advisories

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

21 October, 2020 - 16:35
The Embassy hereby provides the following reference for all Philippine travel restrictions and visa rules in effect for foreigners intending to travel to the Philippines as of 16 October 2020. I. GENERAL RULE ON ENTRY OF FOREIGNERS TO THE PHILIPPINES As a general rule, foreigners are still not allowed to travel to or enter the Philippines at this time. The visa-free entry for certain foreigners and the visa-free balikbayan privilege for...
19 October, 2020 - 17:05
The Embassy hereby informs the public of the announcement by the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) that it will no longer receive specimens for COVID-19 testing chargeable to PhilHealth for repatriates and returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) effective 14 October 2020. The Philippine government is looking to tap government-run laboratories to conduct COVID-19 tests previously performed by the PRC. Repatriates and returning OFWs should...
28 August, 2020 - 17:20
According to the latest advisory from the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) dated 27 August 2020, all foreign nationals, including Filipinos, presently in Norway with expired residence permits or visas must now leave Norway before 15 September 2020 or risk rejection of entry or expulsion . The advisory further states that: Foreign nationals who could not return home before their permit, visa, or visa-free stay expired due to...
14 August, 2020 - 22:00
UPDATE 3: As of 26 September 2020, Iceland has reverted to "red" status for Norway, and all those arriving in Norway from Iceland will again be required to undergo a mandatory 10-day quarantine upon arrival in Norway. Please be guided accordingly. UPDATE 2: Beginning 19 September 2020, Norway has designated Iceland as "yellow", and all persons arriving from Iceland will not be required to quarantine upon arrival. Thus, the Embassy will...
10 August, 2020 - 17:26
The Embassy hereby informs the public of that the updated list of facilities inspected by the Bureau of Quarantine of the Philippines as suitable for quarantine upon arrival in the Philippines is available on the website of the Bureau of Quarantine . The Embassy likewise encourages all overseas Filipino workers and overseas Filipinos returning to the Philippines to follow the guide below on procedures to observe before and upon arrival...
10 August, 2020 - 11:48
The Embassy hereby announces that foreign partners of pregnant Filipino nationals may now request for exemption from the temporary suspension on visa issuance to visit the Philippines, subject to submission of the following, in addition to the requirements for a temporary visitor’s visa : Omnibus Sworn Statement accomplished by Visa Applicant (See attached form) Duly notarized Medical Certificate of the pregnancy of the Filipino partner...
5 August, 2020 - 11:16
The Philippine Embassy in Norway hereby announces that effective immediately, the following are exempted from the temporary suspension of visa issuance and may apply for temporary visitor’s visa to visit the Philippines: Foreign spouses of Filipino nationals; Foreign minor children, and foreign children with special needs regardless of age, of Filipino nationals; and Foreign parents of minor Filipino children, and of Filipino children...
21 July, 2020 - 11:00
Pursuant to Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) Resolution No. 56, Series of 2020 dated 16 July 2020, the Embassy hereby announces that effective 01 August 2020, foreign nationals in possession of the following long-term visa categories shall be allowed entry into the Philippines : Section 13 series of Commonwealth Act No. 613, as amended (13 quota, 13(a), 13(b), 13(c), 13(d), 13(e),...
16 July, 2020 - 12:53
The Embassy wishes to announce that, effective immediately, the Embassy will resume the acceptance and processing of applications for 9(c) visas for foreign seafarers who will board ships docked in the Philippines or who are crew members of ships going to the Philippines. Inbound passengers in possession of valid 9(c) visas will now be allowed entry into the Philippines. Please refer to the requirements for 9(c) visas as listed on our...
30 June, 2020 - 09:58
UPDATE 1: This survey is now CLOSED. We will post updates on the outcomes of the survey, including whether a chartered repatriation flight will be arranged, in due course. Please continue to monitor our website and Facebook page for updates. In response to various requests for assistance received by the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway from Filipinos stranded in Norway wishing to return to the Philippines, the Embassy informs the...