Advisory No. 8-2021: Updated Regulations on Entry Into the Philippines of Foreign Nationals

ADVISORY No. 8-2021 2 February 2021 UPDATED REGULATIONS ON ENTRY INTO THE PHILIPPINES OF FOREIGN NATIONALS The Philippine Consulate General in New York wishes to inform the public that, pursuant to IATF Resolution No. 97, effective 01 February 2021, the new protocols for the entry of foreign nationals to the Philippines shall be as follows: A. As a general rule, foreign nationals are still prohibited from entering the Philippines, except the following: Diplomats and members of international organizations and their dependents; provided they have a valid 9(e) visa at the time of entry; Foreign seafarers; provided, they have a valid 9(c) visa at the time of entry; Holders of 13 series visa under the Immigration Act (Commonwealth Act [CA] 613), as amended, which include: 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 married to Filipino citizens]); and Native Born Visa (based on CA 613, Section 13c [foreigners born to foreign parent/s with permanent resident status in the Philippines]) Holders of Republic Act 7919 visas (granted through Social Integration Program); Holders of Executive Order 324 visas…

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Advisory No. 7-2021: Operational Guidelines for the Processing of Arriving Non-Overseas Filipino Workers/Returning Overseas Filipinos and Foreign Nationals*

ADVISORY No. 7-2021 2 February 2021 OPERATIONAL GUIDELINES FOR THE PROCESSING OF ARRIVING NON-OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS/RETURNING OVERSEAS FILIPINOS AND FOREIGN NATIONALS* The Philippine Consulate General in New York kindly advises the Fil-Am Community of the following operational guidelines when arriving in the Philippines, issued by the National Task Force COVID-19:From the point of origin, you are required to register to E-CIF to secure a unique QR Code to be presented to OSS (One Stop Shop) upon arrival in the Philippines.For Terminal 2 PAL Passengers: https://bit.ly/MNLPALeCIFFor Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 Foreign Airlines: www.padlab.ph/DLS/PassengerCIFPre-book at any Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ)-accredited hotel for at least seven (7) days beginning on your arrival date in the Philippines. Also, have a ready cash of Php 4,000.00 for RT-PCR Testing and corresponding amount for transportation expense.Upon arrival at the airport, submit the accomplished Health Declaration Form to the Bureau of Quarantine.Non-OFWs/Foreign Nationals will be led to the One Stop Shop Briefing Area for a short briefing by the Philippine Coast Guard on quarantine protocols and distribution of Affidavit of Undertaking.Proceed to DOT (Department of Tourism) Desk for validation/endorsement/confirmation of quarantine hotel facility.Proceed to Private Laboratory Desk for Validation &  Confirmation of Data and make payment of Php…

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Advisory No. 6-2021: Philippine Consulate General to Remain Closed to the Public Until 02 February 2021 Due to the Winter Snow Storm

ADVISORY No. 6-2021 01 February 2021 PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL TO REMAIN CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL 02 FEBRUARY 2021 DUE TO THE WINTER SNOW STORM In view of the Winter Snow Storm warnings, issued by the National Weather Service, that will remain in effect until Tuesday morning, 02 February 2021, the Philippine Consulate General in New York advises the Fil-Am Community that it will continue to remain CLOSED on the said date. Business operations will resume on 03 February 2021. Clients who have booked appointments on 01 and 02 February 2021 will be given priority and accommodated for later dates. Please wait to be notified of your rescheduled appointments. Please monitor our official Facebook Page and website (www.newyorkpcg.org) for any further announcements. For emergency, please contact us at 917-294-0196.

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Advisory No. 5-2021: Philippine Consulate General Closed today, 01 February 2021, Due to the Winter Snow Storm

ADVISORY No. 5-2021 01 February 2021 PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL CLOSED TODAY, 01 FEBRUARY 2021, DUE TO THE WINTER SNOW STORM In compliance with New York City’s declaration of a state of emergency due to the winter snow storm, the Philippine Consulate General in New York advises the Fil-Am Community that it will be CLOSED today, 01 February 2021. The Philippine Consulate advises the community to take the necessary precautions. The safety of our kababayans and our staff are paramount. Clients who have booked appointments today will be given priority and accommodated for later dates. Please wait to be notified of your rescheduled appointments. Please monitor our official Facebook Page and website (www.newyorkpcg.org) for any further announcements regarding the current state of emergency in New York City, as result of the winter storm. For emergency, please contact us at 917-294-0196.

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Advisory No. 4-2021: Winter Storm Watch In Effect Beginning Tonight, 31 January 2021

ADVISORY No. 4-2021 31 January 2021 WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT BEGINNING TONIGHT, 31 JANUARY 2021 The Philippine Consulate General in New York wishes to inform the public that the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch beginning 7PM tonight, 31 January 2021 to 6AM of Tuesday, 02 February 2021, with the heaviest snowfall expected during 01 February 2021. Much of the tri-state area could see between 6 and 12 inches of snow. The Philippine Consulate advises the community to take the necessary precautions. As of today, there are no plans to suspend consular operations for tomorrow, 01 February 2021, although this may change depending on the announcements of the New York City local government on the prevailing weather conditions. The safety of our kababayans and our staff are paramount. In case of work suspension, clients with cancelled appointments will be given priority accommodation for later dates. Please monitor our official Facebook Page and website (www.newyorkpcg.org) for any announcements on work suspensions.

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Advisory No. 3-2021: Important Amendments to PH Travel and Quarantine Restrictions

ADVISORY No. 3-2021 22 January 2021 IMPORTANT AMENDMENTS TO PH TRAVEL AND QUARANTINE RESTRICTIONS The Philippine Consulate General in New York wishes to inform the public of the following important amendments relating to Philippine travel and quarantine restrictions that seek to address the public health threats posed by the Covid-19 variants: FOREIGN PASSENGERS will CONTINUE TO BE PROHIBITED from entering the Philippines until 31 January 2021 if they are coming from the countries/territories covered by the entry restrictions relating to the Covid-19 variants, including the UNITED STATES, or have been to any or more of these countries within 14 days prior to their arrival. FILIPINO CITIZENS, including dual citizens, may enter the Philippines. They shall be tested upon arrival and shall be quarantined until the result of a subsequent test administered on the fifth day is released. After which said person who yield a negative result from Covid-19 tests shall be endorsed to their local government units of destination who shall then strictly monitor the remainder of the 14-day quarantine through their respective Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams. FOREIGN SPOUSES AND MINOR CHILDREN of Filipino citizens travelling together with the Filipino may enter the Philippines provided they are holding valid…

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Advisory No. 2-2021: Public Advisory on Mandatory Testing and Quarantine Protocols For All Travelers to the Philippines

ADVISORY No. 2-2021 11 January 2021 PUBLIC ADVISORY ON MANDATORY TESTING AND QUARANTINE PROTOCOLS FOR ALL TRAVELERS TO THE PHILIPPINES The Philippine Consulate General in New York wishes to inform the public, especially those intending to travel to the Philippines, of Resolution No. 92, dated 05 January 2021, of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases of the Republic of the Philippines, which states that any individual arriving in the Philippines, who may have received vaccination for COVID-19 in other countries/jurisdictions, shall still be required to observe mandatory testing and quarantine protocols upon arrival in the Philippines. Please monitor our Facebook Page and website for any updates.

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Advisory No. 1-2021: Public Advisory on Inclusion of United States in PH Travel Restrictions

ADVISORY No. 1-2021 1 January 2021 PUBLIC ADVISORY ON INCLUSION OF UNITED STATES IN PH TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS Please be urgently advised that Foreign Passengers are PROHIBITED from entering the Philippines effective 3 January 2021, 12:01 AM until 15 January 2021, if they are coming from the UNITED STATES, or have been to the US within 14 days prior to their arrival. If already in transit and will arrive before 3 January 2021, 12:01 AM, a FOREIGN NATIONAL may be admitted into the Philippines but shall be required to undergo an absolute facility-based 14-day quarantine period, notwithstanding a negative RT-PCR test result. FILIPINO CITIZENS, including dual citizens, will be allowed to enter the Philippines at any time but they shall be required to undergo an absolute facility-based 14-day quarantine period, notwithstanding a negative RT-PCR test result. Filipinos in the US Northeast are reminded of the limited quarantine facilities in place and are thus strongly urged to reconsider travel plans to the Philippines for the duration of the travel restrictions. For more information, please refer to the attached Advisory from the Bureau of Immigration. IMPORTANT: All passengers, Filipinos or foreigners alike, merely transiting through the United States or any of the countries…

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Advisory No. 32: Winter Storm Watch for Wednesday, 16 December into Thursday, 17 December 2020

ADVISORY No. 32 16 December 2020 WINTER STORM WATCH FOR WEDNESDAY, 16 DECEMBER INTO THURSDAY, 17 DECEMBER 2020 The Philippine Consulate General in New York wishes to inform the public that the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch beginning Wednesday, 16 December, at 2:00pm with snowfall expected starting at around 3:00pm and becoming increasingly heavy into the evening. The heaviest snow is expected to be from Wednesday late evening until Thursday morning, eventually tapering off Thursday afternoon. The Consulate advises the community to take the necessary precautions. As of today, there are no plans to suspend consular operations for 16 and 17 December, although this may change depending on the announcements of the New York City local government on the prevailing weather conditions. The safety of our kababayans and our staff are paramount. In case of work suspension, clients with cancelled appointments will be given priority accommodation for later dates. Please monitor our official Face Book page and website for any announcements on work suspensions.

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Advisory No. 31: Exemptions from the Temporary Suspension of Visa-Free Privileges

ADVISORY No. 31 27 November 2020 EXEMPTIONS FROM THE TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF VISA-FREE PRIVILEGES The Philippine Consulate General in New York (PCGNY) wishes to inform our kababayans that pursuant to Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) Resolution No. 85, dated 26 November 2020, and with reference to Republic Act No. 6768, as amended (Balikbayan Program), the following shall be exempted from the temporary suspension of visa-free privileges starting 07 December 2020:Filipino citizens’ foreign spouses and children, regardless of age, who are traveling with them; andFormer Filipino citizens, together with their foreign spouses and children, regardless of age, who are traveling with them;The entry of the above-mentioned foreign nationals shall be subject to the following conditions:(a) They must be nationals permitted/allowed to enter the country visa-free under Executive Order No. 408[1], series of 1960;(b) They must have a pre-booked quarantine facility;(c) They must have a pre-booked COVID-19 testing at a laboratory operating at the airport; and(d) They are subject to the maximum capacity of inbound passengers at the port of entry and during the date of entry.Further, the entry of the above-mentioned foreign nationals shall be subject to the implementing guidelines to be issued by the…

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