News New update: All Filipinos allowed to enter the Philippines

New update: All Filipinos allowed to enter the Philippines


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The Philippine government is now allowing ALL FILIPINOS to enter the Philippines but is suspending the entry of most Foreign Nationals effective 12:01 AM of March 22 to 11:59 PM of April 21. This supersedes previous announcements on entry restrictions.

However, the maximum number of passenger arrivals from international flights will continue to be limited to 1,500 a day for all airlines combined into Manila for the period beginning 8:00 AM of March 18 up to 8:00 AM of April 19.

The restrictions are part of a series of pandemic control measures announced by the authorities.

Effective March 22, the entry of Foreign Nationals into the Philippines shall be temporarily suspended, EXCEPT for the following:

1. All Filipino Citizens, whether Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs) and Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs);

2. Diplomats and members of international organizations provided they hold a valid 9(e) visa or 47(a)(2) visa at the time of entry;

3. Foreign nationals involved in medical repatriation endorsed by the Department of Foreign Affairs – Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs or the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration provided they hold a valid visa at the time of entry;

4. Foreign seafarers under the Green Lanes program for crew change provided they hold a 9(c) crew list visa at the time of entry;

5. Foreign spouses and children of Filipino citizens traveling with them provided they have valid visas at the time of entry;

6.Emergency, humanitarian and other cases approved by the National Task Force on Covid-19 provided foreign nationals have valid visas at the time of entry.

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