Who can travel to the Philippines during this Pandemic?

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REMINDERS TO ALL VISA APPLICANTS

  • Philippine immigration authorities will not allow entry into Philippine airports and seaports the following foreign nationals:

    • Those holding non-machine readable passports (e.g. hand scripted passports); or

    • Those previously deported from the Philippines or included in the “blacklist order” of the Department of Foreign Affairs or Bureau of Immigration; or

    • Those with incomplete documentation; or

    • Those with circumstances that would render them inadmissible for entry, even with a valid passport and visa issued by a Philippine Consulate General.

  • For all visa applications:

    • Visa applications and requirements must be sent by mail or courier. Do not use FedEx.

    • The Consulate General will only accept machine readable passports and/or e-passports/biometric passports (passports with the microchip logo) that are valid at least (6) six months from the applicant's departure date and with at least one (1) blank passport visa page.

    • The visa officer can request additional documents to determine whether or not the applicant can be issued a visa.

    • Depending on the applicant’s circumstances, visa processing will take five (5) to seven (7) business days, excluding the time it will take for the applicant's passport with  visa sticker to be mailed. The application may require clearance from other government agencies in the Philippines. Adjust your travel schedule accordingly.

    • It is suggested that a ticketed reservation (paid ticket) be made only when the visa application has been approved.

    • No refund of the visa fee will be given when the application has been denied or visa has been issued but was not used or could not be used during its validity period.

 

WHO CAN TRAVEL TO THE PHILIPPINES DURING PANDEMIC?

LATEST BUREAU OF IMMIGRATION TRAVEL ADVISORIES
DUAL CITIZEN OF THE PHILIPPINES AND A FOREIGN COUNTRY
  • If a dual citizen by reason of birth, per Bureau of Immigration (BI) regulations, you will need either a Philippine passport or a Travel Document. The requirements for both can be found in our Frequently asked Questions page. CLICK HERE 

  • If a dual citizen by reason of R.A. No. 9225, check with your airlines if it will accept your dual citizenship documents (example: Oath of Allegiance, Order of Approval, Identification Certificate) and your valid foreign passport. If it will require a Philippine Passport then please check the requirements. CLICK HERE

  • Before traveling to the Philippines, it is recommended to pre-book an Accredited Quarantine Facility and a COVID-19 Testing Provider

FOREIGN GOVERNMENT OR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION OFFICER/STAFF AND THEIR DEPENDENTS
  • This is a government to government transaction. This will require approval from the Department of Foreign Affairs.

FOREIGN SPOUSE/PARENT TRAVELING WITH OR JOINING THE FILIPINO SPOUSE/CHILD TO OR IN THE PHILIPPINES

As modified by IATF-EID Resolution No. 60, the following can enter the Philippines if they secure the appropriate visa (link to requirements found in each sub-heading):

  1. FOREIGN SPOUSE OF A FILIPINO NATIONAL

  2. FOREIGN MINOR CHILDREN OR FOREIGN CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS REGARDLESS OF AGE, OF FILIPINO NATIONAL

  3. FOREIGN PARENT OF MINOR FILIPINO CHILDREN AND OF FILIPINO CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS REGARDLESS OF AGE

FOREIGN AIRLINE CREW/SEAFARERS
  1. Foreign Airline Crew Members are allowed entry

  2. Foreign Seafarers with 9(C) Visa

SEC. 13 VISA HOLDERS
  • These are holders of Quota Visas (13) , and Immigrant Visas issued by reason of Marriage to a Filipino (13-A), to a returning Former Filipino (13-G), to a Child born to an Immigrant Visa holder (13-C) and to a returning Alien Resident (13-E)

  • IATF-EID Resolution No. 56 requires them to pre-book an Accredited Quarantine Facility and a COVID-19 Testing Provider

EO 324 VISA HOLDER
RA 7919 VISA HOLDERS
NATIVE BORN VISA HOLDERS
  • These are children born in the Philippines who are visa holders because their parent or parents is or are lawful permanent resident aliens (e.g. holders of RA 7919 or EO 324 visas)

  • IATF-EID Resolution No. 56 requires them to pre-book an Accredited Quarantine Facility and a COVID-19 Testing Provider

INDIAN NATIONALS WITH TEMPORARY RESIDENT VISAS
  • Per Bureau of Immigration Letter Directive No. JHM-2020-140 dated 20 July 2020, these refer to Indian Nationals issued a Temporary Resident Visa under Sec. 13 of CA 613 and Bureau of Immigration Memorandum Order No. ADD-01-038

CHINESE NATIONALS WITH PERMANENT RESIDENT VISAS BY REASON OF MARRIAGE TO A FILIPINO
  • Per Bureau of Immigration Letter Directive No. JHM-2020-140 dated 20 July 2020, these refer to Chinese Nationals issued a Permanent Resident Visa under Sec. 13-A of CA 613 and Bureau of Immigration Memorandum Order No. MCL-07-021