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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:

  1. Diplomats and members of international organizations and their dependents; provided they have a valid 9(e) visa at the time of entry;
  2. Foreign seafarers; provided, they have a valid 9(c) visa at the time of entry;
  3. Holders of 13 series visa under the Immigration Act (Commonwealth Act [CA] 613), as amended, which include:
    1. Temporary Resident Visa (based on CA 613, Section 13a [marriage to Filipino]);
    2. Temporary Resident Visa (based on MO ADD-01-038/ADD-02-015 [Indian nationals]);
    3. MCL-07-021 Permanent Resident Visa (based on CA 613, Section 13a [Chinese nationals married to Filipino citizens]); and
    4. Native Born Visa (based on CA 613, Section 13c [foreigners born to foreign parent/s with permanent resident status in the Philippines])
  4. Holders of Republic Act 7919 visas (granted through Social Integration Program);
  5. Holders of Executive Order 324 visas (IATF Resolution No. 56, Series of 2020);
  6. Foreign spouses of Filipino nationals; provided, the Filipino spouse is in the Philippines and they have valid visas at the time of entry;
  7. Foreign minor children, and foreign children with special needs regardless of age, of Filipino nationals; provided, the Filipino parent is in the Philippines and they have valid visas at the time of entry;
  8. Foreign parents of minor Filipino children and of Filipino children with special needs regardless of age; provided, the said Filipino minor or child/children is in the Philippines and they have valid visas at the time of entry;
  9. Holders of Special visas issued by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) under Republic Act 8756;
  10. Holders of 47(a)(2) visas issued by the DOJ;
  11. Holders of 9(d) visas issued by the BI;
  12. Holders of visas issued by the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport Authority, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan, Cagayan Economic Zone Authority, and Clark Development Corporation;
  13. Holders of Special Investor’s Resident Visa (SIRV) issued under EO 226 (Omnibus Investment Code, as amended) but not under EO 63;
  14. Dual Filipino citizens carrying foreign passports; provided, they possess and present a Recognition Certificate or a Certificate of Citizenship Retention and Reacquisition under RA9225;
  15. Filipino citizen’s foreign spouses and children, regardless of age, from non-visa required countries, who are travelling with them, and avails of visa-free entry privileges under R.A. No. 6768 (“The Balikbayan Program”);
  16. Former Filipino citizens, including their foreign spouses and children, from non-visa required countries, regardless of age, who are travelling with them, and avails of visa-free entry privileges under R.A. No. 6768 (“The Balikbayan Program”);
  17. Holders of 9(g) visas who departed the Philippines on or after 17 December 2020; provided they have a valid visa at the time of entry.

B. All foreign nationals permitted entry into the Philippines shall be required: (1) to secure and present a pre-booked accommodation for at least seven (7) nights in a DOT-accredited quarantine hotel/facility, and (2) to undergo RT-PCRCOVID-19 testing at their respective quarantine hotel/facility on the sixth (6th) day from date of arrival in the Philippines, and other applicable quarantine and isolation protocols as prescribed by the Department of Health.

For visa inquiries, please email us at newyorkpcg.visa@dfa.gov.ph

Please see IATF Resolution No. 97 further details:

https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2021/01jan/20210128-IATF-RESO-97-RRD.pdf