The Philippine Embassy in Germany provides the general public with the following Advisory from the Department of Tourism on COVID19-related Travel Restrictions in the Philippines for information and guidance. Thank you.
“The Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) is committed to ensuring the health and safety of its travelers. Please be guided by the major updates regarding travel-related activities in the Philippines.
Under the stringent Social Distancing Measures being imposed in the National Capital Region (NCR) for 30 days starting 00:00 AM of 15 March 2020 until 00:00 AM of 14 April 2020, the following will apply:
• All land, domestic air and domestic sea travel to and from the NCR are restricted.
• All departing passengers shall be allowed transit through the NCR, provided that proof of confirmed international travel itinerary, scheduled within twelve (12) hours from entry, is presented at checkpoints. However, outbound travel to countries where travel restrictions are in place remains prohibited.
• All travel restrictions previously issued shall remain in effect. Current travel restrictions imposed are on foreign travel to and from China, including its Special Administrative Regions (SARs) Hong Kong and Macau, and the North Gyeongsang Province of South Korea including Daegu and Cheongdo.
• Travelers from Iran and Italy (except Filipino citizens, including their foreign spouse and children, if any, and holders of Permanent Resident Visas or 9(e) Diplomatic Visas issued by the Philippine Government) shall be required to present a medical certificate issued by competent medical authorities within forty-eight (48) hours immediately preceding departure signifying that they have tested negative for COVID-19.
• The various local government units (LGUs) of destinations in the Philippines are required to abide by the directives of the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in the imposition of general community quarantine guidelines in their respective jurisdictions.
As such, some destinations may already restrict tourists from entering in order to contain and prevent further spread of the virus.
• Mass gatherings such as movie screenings, concerts, sporting events and other entertainment activities, community assemblies, and non-essential work-related gatherings shall be prohibited
Please visit the official Philippines travel advisory website for more updates.
Berlin, 15 March 2020