COVID-19 Advisories

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

10 August, 2020 - 17:40
UPDATE 4: Effective 08 August 2020, the following counties of Sweden are labeled “green” and persons arriving from these counties will be exempt from Norway’s quarantine requirements: Blekinge, Dalarna, Kalmar, Södermanland, Uppsala, Örebro, Östergötland, Värmland and Västerbotten. The counties of Kronoberg and Skåne, meanwhile, have been reverted back to “red” status. Please be guided accordingly. UPDATE 3: Norway will add the Swedish...
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: Medical certificate on the pregnancy of the Filipino national; Duly notarized affidavit executed by the foreign national that he is the partner of the...
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...
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...