The Bureau of Immigration (BOI) in the Philippines has recently issued a ‘public service announcement’, updating the list of sectors who are allowed to enter the Philippines starting November 1.
On its official Facebook page, it posted the temporary travel restrictions in compliance with the directives from the Malacanan as recommended by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF).
The following should be allowed to enter the Philippines: Filipinos, foreign spouses, and minor children of Filipinos, children with special needs (regardless of age) of Filipinos, foreign parents of minor Filipinos, and foreign parents of Filipino children with special needs (regardless of age). Those without an existing valid visa (including those who previously enjoyed visa-free privileges) must apply for an entry visa at the nearest Philippine Foreign Service Post.
Meanwhile, accredited foreign government and international organization officials and their dependents, foreign airline crew members, and foreign seafarers with 9(c) visas will be allowed the enter the Philippines upon compliance with four IATF conditions.
Arriving foreigners should also have a valid and existing visa at the time of entry, pre-booked accredited quarantine facility, pre-booked Covid-19 testing provider. They are also subject to the maximum capacity of inbound passengers as set by the National Task Force for Covid-19.