With reference to the Philippine Embassy Advisory Nos. 30, 30a, and 30b, and with reference to the Inter-Agency Task Force of Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF-EID) Resolution No. 95 dated 21 January 2021, the following foreign nationals with valid visas who will come from or have a travel history within the last 14 days prior to arrival in the Philippines in countries/jurisdictions covered by the travel restriction due to the new COVID-19 variants, will be permitted entry into the Philippines until 31 January 2021, notwithstanding any previous IATF resolutions and exemptions:
- Accredited foreign diplomats and personnel of accredited international organizations, provided that they will undergo RT-PCR test upon arrival at the airport, execute an undertaking and observe strict 14-day quarantine pursuant to relevant (Department of Health) DOH memorandum circular;
- Foreign dignitaries who will observe existing testing and quarantine protocols upon arrival;
- Those for medical and emergency cases, including their medical escorts, if any, subject to the applicable testing and quarantine protocols as prescribed by the DOH; and,
- Spouse and minor children of Filipino citizens traveling with them, subject to the same testing and quarantine protocols applicable to Filipino citizens.
For information on visa requirements, please visit the Embassy’s visa page: Visa Requirements for Spouse or Parent of Filipino National
The IATF Resolution No. 95 further requires that arriving Filipino nationals, including those for highly exceptional and/or medical reasons, as well as local diplomats, shall be subject to the applicable quarantine protocols as prescribed by the DOH.
Incoming passengers shall be tested upon arrival and shall be quarantined until the result of a subsequent test administered on the fifth day is released. Negative results from the two COVID-19 tests shall be endorsed to the passengers’ local government units, who shall then strictly monitor the remainder of the traveler’s fourteen-day (14) quarantine through their respective Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams.
25 January 2021, Berlin