Consistent with the guidelines received from the Department of Foreign Affairs, following the most recent advice by the UK Government, and in order to safeguard the health of applicants and Embassy personnel alike, the Embassy will implement the following measures from Friday, 20 March 2020 until further notice:
2. Applications for Civil Registry services (Report of Birth, Marriage or Death) will only be accepted through post and if conforming with the requirements listed on this link.
3. Release of passports will be done only through post. Applicants will need to provide a self-addressed stamped envelope for the return of their passports as personal retrieval will not be allowed.
The Embassy reiterates its request to our kababayans to defer their visit to the Embassy if it is not urgent as we are unable to guarantee at this time the state of health of everyone who comes into our public areas.
As the general situation is rapidly evolving, please follow the Embassy's official accounts for further announcements:
In line with the address of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on 12 March 2020, in consultation with the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, the Philippines will be implementing a series of precautionary measures to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country:
- The Philippines has raised the Code Alert System for COVID-19 in the country to Code Red Sublevel 2;
- Implementation of Stringent Social Distancing Measures in the National Capital Region (NCR) for thirty (30) days. These measures include:
- Suspension of classes in all levels in Metro Manila until 12 April 2020. All students are expected to remain in their respective homes for the entire duration of the class suspension;
- Community-wide quarantine for the entire Metro Manila;
- Suspension of land, domestic air, and sea travel to and from Metro Manila from 15 March 2020 to 14 April 2020.
- Expanded travel ban for countries with localised COVID-19 transmissions, except for Filipino citizens and their dependents (foreign spouse and children), bearers of permanent resident visas, and diplomatic visas issued by the Philippine Government.
The Embassy will continue to post updates and advisories as the issue develops.
View the President's address here.
The Philippine Government's stringent precautionary measures to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) do not cover inbound flights from the UK and Ireland.
Further details are on this link.