On Updated Summary of Philippine Travel Restrictions and Exemptions
In accordance with IATF Resolution No. 85 dated 26 November 2020, following are the updated exemptions on travel restrictions to the Philippines:
A. Exemption due to the Balikbayan Visa Program (Republic Act 6768)
1. Filipino citizens’ foreign spouses and children, regardless of age, who are traveling with them; and,
2. Former Filipino citizens, together with their foreign spouses and children, regardless of age, who are traveling with them.
Foreigners who fall under the aforementioned categories may avail of the visa-free privilege beginning 7 December 2020, provided they are nationals allowed to enter the country visa-free under EO No. 408 and must comply with the conditions listed in Section E below.
Other foreign spouses and children who do not belong to the above categories, are still subject to existing travel restrictions. They may apply for visas, as appropriate, provided they are exempted from the temporary suspension of visa issuance. Further information can be found at the Embassy’s website: http://philippine-embassy.de/visas/
B. Exemption due to official capacity or employment
1. Foreign Government and International Organization officials accredited to the Philippines, and their dependents;
2. Foreign airline crew; and
3. Foreign seafarers/
Foreigners who belong to the above-mentioned categories are exempted from restrictions but are required to apply for a visa.
C. Exemption as holder of a valid long-term/immigrant/resident visa
Foreign nationals who are already holders of the following visas, valid at the time of entry, will be allowed entry into the Philippines:
1. Section 13 series of Commonwealth Act No. 613, as amended, which includes:
• 13 Quota, 13(a), 13(b), 13(c), 13 (d), 13 (e), 13(g) visas
• Temporary Resident Visa (based on CA 613, Section 13a (marriage to Filipino)
• Temporary Resident Visa (based on MO ADD-01-038/ADD-02-015 (Indian nationals)
• MCL-07-021 Permanent Resident Visa (based on CA 613, Section 13a (Chinese nationals)
• Native Born Visa (based on CA 613, Section 13c(for foreigners born in the Philippines with at least 1 Permanent Resident parent);
2. RA 7919 visa
3. EO 324 visa
4. SIRV under EO 226 (not applicable to SIRV under EO 63)
D. Exemption as holder of a valid special non-immigrant/investor visa
• Special visas under Executive Order 226 (Omnibus Investment Code) as amended
and Republic Act 8756;
• 47(a-2) visas;
• Visas issued by Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport Authority (APECO), Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA), Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan (AFAB), Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) and Clark Development Corporation (CDC); and,
• Section 9(d) of EO 613, as amended
E. Additional requirements/conditions
All foreign nationals who qualify for the exemptions shall be subjected to the following conditions:
• must have a pre-booked registration with an accredited quarantine facility;
• must have a pre-booked COVID-19 testing provider registration; and,
• entry shall be subject to the maximum capacity of inbound passengers as set by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID).
The travel restrictions are reviewed regularly by the Philippine government and may be eased should the situation in the country continue to improve.
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Berlin, 27 November 2020