COVID-19 Advisories

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

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...
29 October, 2020 - 15:47
In compliance with heightened COVID-19 restrictions in Norway announced over the past few days, including a directive from the Oslo Kommune for work-from-home arrangements whenever possible, the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway wishes to announce the following updates to its consular services beginning Tuesday, 03 November 2020, and until further notice: An ONLINE APPOINTMENT confirmed by the Embassy will still be required for all...
21 October, 2020 - 16:35
UPDATE 4: Holders of valid 9(e) (accredited official of a foreign government) and 9(g) (pre-arranged employment) visas who will leave the Philippines starting 17 December 2020 may be allowed to re-enter the country, subject ot the requirements in Section III of this advisory (please see below). This does not affect policies on the entry of first-time 9(e) applicants, or 9(e) or 9(g) visa holders who were outside the Philippines before...
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
NOTE: The list of quarantine facilities on the website of the Bureau of Quarantine has been updated as of 21 December 2020. 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...
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...