TRANSITING FOREIGN NATIONALS WHO SEEK ENTRY INTO THE PHILIPPINES
ARE COVERED UNDER SECTION A(1)(E) OF IATF RESOLUTION NO. 168
The Consulate General of the Philippines in New York informs the public that pursuant to 25 August 2022 clarification letter by the Department of Health, transiting foreign nationals who seek entry into the Philippines are covered under Section A(1)(e) of IATF Resolution No. 168 which provides:
“A. Foreign nationals may enter the Philippines provided they comply with the applicable visa requirements and immigration entry and departure formalities; and provided further that they:
e. For temporary visitors, have valid tickets for their return journey to the port of origin or next port of destination corresponding to their permitted/allowable duration of stay under a valid visa or visa-free entry as the case may be.”
In view of the foregoing, the following shall apply:
1. IATF Resolution No. 146 which limits international hub operations to airside transfer between NAIA Terminal 1 and 2, and within Terminal 3 is deemed superseded by IATF Resolution No. 168, s.2022 effective 30 May 2022; and
2. Passengers making transfer via admission may be allowed to enter the Philippines, provided that all the applicable requirements under IATF Resolution No. 168, travel and safety protocols, and minimum public health standards are complied with.
All the foregoing is without prejudice to the exercise of the mandate of the Bureau of Immigration in arrival and departure formalities.