Public Advisory: Enhanced Covid-19 Quarantine and Isolation Guidance Tool Now Available to New Yorkers

Public Advisory 072-202227 May 2022 ENHANCED COVID-19 QUARANTINE AND ISOLATIONGUIDANCE TOOL NOW AVAILABLE TO NEW YORKERS The Consulate General of the Philippines in New York informs all kababayan that the “NYC Test & Trace Corps” has expanded its COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation Guidance Tool to provide New Yorkers direct connections to order “Take Care packages” and receive COVID-19 therapeutics.The COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation Guidance Tool provides a mechanism for New Yorkers to navigate COVID-19 guidance based on their history of infection, date of exposure, or positive test, symptoms, and vaccination status.For more information, kababayan can visit https://covid19.nychealthandhospitals.org/COVID19help

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Public Advisory: Travel Insurance No Longer Required for Foreign Nationals

Public Advisory 071-2022 27 May 2022 TRAVEL INSURANCE NO LONGER REQUIRED FOR FOREIGN NATIONALS The Consulate General of the Philippines in New York informs the public that beginning Monday, 30 May 2022, foreign nationals entering the Philippines will no longer be required to present a travel insurance during immigration entry formalities. Securing a travel insurance, however, is encouraged. This is development is pursuant to IATF Resolution No. 168, series of 2022, dated 26 May 2022, which can be visited by clicking the following link: https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2022/05may/20220526-IATF-Resolution-168-RRD.pdf It will be recalled that foreigners were originally required to obtain a travel insurance with a minimum coverage of US$35,000 for the duration of their stay in the Philippines.

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Public Advisory: RT-PCR No Longer Required for All Fully-Vaccinated Individuals Travelling to the Philippines

Public Advisory 070-202227 May 2022 RT-PCR TEST NO LONGER REQUIRED FOR ALL FULLY-VACCINATEDINDIVIDUALS TRAVELING TO THE PHILIPPINES The Consulate General of the Philippines in New York informs the public that beginning Monday, 30 May 2022, Filipinos and foreigners who have received their primary series COVID-19 vaccine and at least one COVID-19 booster shot will no longer be required to present a negative COVID-19 test in order to travel to the Philippines.Unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, or individuals whose vaccination status cannot be independently validated, however, would still be required to present a negative RT-PCR test.Acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccination are the following:(1)    World Health Organization International Certificate of Vaccination and Prophylaxis;(2)    VaxCertPH;(3)    National or state manual/digital vaccination certificate of the country/foreign government; and(4)    Other proof of vaccinated permitted by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases.Please click the following link below to read the full details of the latest IATF Resolution No. 168, series of 2022, dated 26 May 2022.https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2022/05may/20220526-IATF-Resolution-168-RRD.pdf

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Public Advisory: New York City Now At “HIGH” Covid-19 Alert Level

Public Advisory 069-202217 May 2022 NEW YORK CITY NOW AT “HIGH” COVID-19 ALERT LEVEL The Consulate General of the Philippines in New York informs all kababayan that the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has raised the COVID-19 alert level in New York City to “orange” as a result of high community spread of COVID-19 and pressure on the healthcare system.Kababayan are strongly advised to wear face masks in ALL public indoor settings, limit get-togethers to smaller settings, getting tested, staying home if sick or recently exposed, washing one’s hands, and getting vaccinated or boosted.

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Public Advisory: New York City Soon to Enter High Covid-19 Alert Level

Public Advisory 068-202216 May 2022 NEW YORK CITY SOON TO ENTER HIGH COVID-19 ALERT LEVEL The Consulate General of the Philippines in New York wishes to inform all kababayan that the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will soon be issuing an advisory raising the COVID-19 alert level in New York City to high as a result of the increasing rate of COVID-19 hospitalizations and rolling new cases.The New York State Department of Health, on the other hand, has identified the following high risk counties for COVID-19: Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Putnam, Orange, Dutchess, Sullivan, and Ulster.Kababayan are advised to continue exercising more stringent COVID-19 safety protocols, such as wearing a face mask in public indoor settings, getting tested, staying home if sick or recently exposed, washing one’s hands, and getting vaccinated or boosted.

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Public Advisory: New York Election Results Transmitted to Commission on Elections (COMELEC)

Public Advisory 067-202211 May 2022 NEW YORK ELECTION RESULTS TRANSMITTED TO COMMISSION ON ELECTIONS (COMELEC) The Consulate General of the Philippines in New York informs kababayan that the election results in the United States Northeast of the recently concluded overseas voting were successfully delivered to the Special Board of Canvassers (SBOC) at the Embassy of the Philippines in Washington D.C. before noon today.The election results in New York were then successfully transmitted by the SBOC to the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) in Manila at around noon today.

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Public Advisory: Delivery of Election Results in New York to Washington DC

Public Advisory 066-202210 May 2022 DELIVERY OF ELECTION RESULTS IN NEW YORK TO WASHINGTON DC The Consulate General of the Philippines in New York informs kababayan that overseas voting was declared successfully concluded yesterday, 09 May 2022. Canvassing of votes was concluded at around 9 p.m. yesterday, 14 hours after close of voting was declared at 7 a.m.However, the results could not be immediately transmitted to the Embassy of the Philippines in Washington D.C. because the transmission equipment could not acquire the required signal due to the presence of high-rise buildings around the Philippine Center.The Consulate has requested the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) for authority to hand deliver the election results and other election paraphernalia to the Special Board of Canvassers (SBOC) in Washington DC.The authorization is expected to be received tonight, after which the election materials will be delivered first thing tomorrow.Maraming Salamat Po!

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Public Advisory: Final Reminder for Dropping Off of Ballot Envelopes

Public Advisory 065-202208 May 2022 FINAL RFEMINDER FOR DROPPING OFF OF BALLOT ENVELOPES The Consulate General of the Philippines in New York reminds all registered overseas voters in New York and the nine other states under its jurisdiction that they have only until 6:59 a.m. of Monday, 09 May 2022 to personally drop off their ballot envelopes at the Philippine Center.The Consulate reminds kababayan that voting will close at 7 a.m. EST Monday, 9 May 2022 and any ballot envelope dropped off after 7 a.m. will no longer be counted.The Philippine Center is open 24/7 to receive ballot envelope drop offs.Maraming Salamat Po!

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Public Advisory: Suspension of Consular Operations Due to Election Activities

Public Advisory 064-202208 May 2022 SUSPENSION OF CONSULAR OPERATIONS DUE TO ELECTION ACTIVITIES The Consulate General of the Philippines in New York informs the general public that due to Overseas Voting Operations in connection with the 2022 National Elections, the Consulate is suspending consular operations on Monday and Tuesday, 09 and 10 May 2022.Consular clients with confirmed appointments on these dates will be rescheduled to the earliest available dates. The affected clients will be emailed individually on their rescheduled appointment date.Kababayan who need to be accommodated earlier due to emergency cases can email congencato@gmail.com for consideration.The Consulate expresses its appreciation to kababayan for their patience, understanding, and cooperation regarding this matter.

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Public Advisory: Additional Day of Onsite Voting

Public Advisory 063-202207 May 2022 ADDITIONAL DAY OF ONSITE VOTING The Consulate General of the Philippines in New York informs qualified kababayan who were not able to come to the Consulate on Saturday, 07 May 2022, to personally receive and accomplish their ballots that they may be accommodated on Sunday, 08 May 2022, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. to be able to do so.Before proceeding to the Consulate, said registered voters must first check if their names are indicated in the COMELEC’s Certified List of Voters (CLOV), which can be accessed here: https://newyorkpcg.org/pcgny/consular-services/overseas-voting/.Those whose names are indicated in said list should bring with them the following:1. Duly accomplished affidavit/undertaking: https://newyorkpcg.org/pcgny/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/OV_Affidavit-of-Undertaking.pdf;2. Duly accomplished OVF-1: https://newyorkpcg.org/pcgny/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Overseas-Voting-Form-1.pdf;3. Copy of Philippine passport or Philippine citizenship re-acquisition documents; and4. Copy of proof of change address or current address (e.g., utility bill or driver’s license)Said voters must accomplish the ballot on the Consulate’s premises and drop the ballot in the designated drop box on the above-stated date and time.Kababayan who have registered but whose names are not in the CLOV are requested to email the COMELEC directly at ov.concerns@comelec.gov.ph.Maraming Salamat po.

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