New Quarantine Rules for Travelers to the Philippines

ADVISORY No. 12-2021 7 May 2021 NEW QUARANTINE RULES FOR TRAVELERS TO THE PHILIPPINES Kababayan are advised that per Resolution No. 114 of the Interagency Task Force on Emerging and Infectious Diseases (IATF), dated 6 May 2021, all arriving travelers to the Philippines, regardless of vaccination status, shall be bound by the following health protocols in all ports of entry: 1. 14-day quarantine upon arrival the first 10 days of which shall be observed in a quarantine facility, with the remainder to be completed under home quarantine in their respective local government units of destination;2. Conduct of Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) testing on the seventh day with Day 1 being the day of arrival. Notwithstanding a negative test result, the arriving traveler shall complete the facility-based quarantine period of ten days;3. The Bureau of Quarantine shall ensure strict symptom monitoring while in the facility quarantine for 10 days. For more information, please see IATF RESOLUTION NO. 114, S.2021

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Restrictions on Travel of Balikbayans to the Philippines Lifted

ADVISORY No. 11-2021 30 April 2021 RESTRICTIONS ON TRAVEL OF BALIKBAYAN TO THE PHILIPPINES LIFTED Effective Saturday, 1 May 2021, kababayan in the United States who are covered by the Balikbayan Program, under Republic Act No. 6768, can now again travel to the Philippines. Resolution 113 of the the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging and Infectious Diseases (IATF) dated 29 April 2021 will now allow travel to the Philippines of former Filipino citizens, together with their foreign spouses and children, regardless of age, who are traveling with them as well as Filipino citizens’ foreign spouses and children, regardless of age, who are traveling with them. Foreign nationals allowed under previous IATF resolutions can now also travel to the Philippines as long as they are in possession of a valid and existing visa at the time of entry, except for those qualified under the aforementioned Balikbayan Program. Balikbayan and other foreign nationals who are planning to travel to the Philippines are required to have pre-booked accommodations for at least seven nights in an accredited quarantine hotel/facility and will have to undergo coronavirus disease testing at the quarantine hotel/facility on the sixth day from date of arrival. All travelers are subject to maximum capacity of…

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Statement on the Arrest of Suspect in Violent Assault on 65-Year-Old Filipina in Manhattan

ADVISORY No. 10-2021 31 March 2021 STATEMENT ON THE ARREST OF SUSPECT IN VIOLENT ASSAULT ON 65-YEAR-OLD FILIPINA IN MANHATTAN The Consulate General of the Republic of the Philippines in New York welcomes the arrest this morning of the suspect in the violent assault of a 65-year-old Filipina in Midtown Manhattan on Monday. We thank the New York Police Department (NYPD) and all those who, in one way or another, contributed to the efforts that led to the arrest of Brandon Elliot. In view of the alarming surge in hate crimes against members of the Asian Community in the United States, the Consulate General would like to remind our kababayans in New York and surrounding areas to remain vigilant and to immediately report any incident by calling 911 or the Asian Hate Crimes Task Force of the NYPD at 1-800-440-HATE.

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Philippines Suspends Entry of Foreign Nationals From 22 March to 21 April 2021

ADVISORY No. 9-2021 19 March 2021 PHILIPPINES SUSPENDS ENTRY OF FOREIGN NATIONALS FROM 22 MARCH TO 21 APRIL 2021 In light of efforts to prevent the entry of SARS-CoV-2 variants from other countries and the further rise of  cases, please be informed that the Philippines is implementing the following travel restrictions beginning 0001H of 22 March 2021 until 2359H 21 April 2021: a. All Filipino citizens whether returning Overseas Filipino or Overseas Filipino Worker shall be allowed to return to the Philippines; b. The entry of foreign nationals shall be temporarily suspended, except for the following:      i. Diplomats and members of international organizations, and their dependents provided they hold a valid 9(e) visa or 47(a)(2) visa, as the case may be, at the time of entry;    ii. Foreign nationals involved in medical repatriation duly endorsed by Department of Foreign Affairs - Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration provided they have a valid visa at the time of entry;      iii. Foreign seafarers under the “Green Lanes” program for crew change provided that they hold a 9(c) crew list visa at the time of entry;      iv. Foreign spouses…

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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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