All foreign national passengers originating from the countries and territories listed below will not be allowed to enter the Philippines until after 31 January 2021. This is a precautionary measure enforced by the Philippine Government to prevent the entry and spread of the new COVID19 strain, which has recently been detected. The following countries and territories include:
- United Kingdom
- Hong Kong SAR
- South Africa
- South Korea
- The Netherlands
- United Arab Emirates
- United States of America
Travelers from any other country that subsequently reports the presence of the new COVID-19 strain shall likewise be banned from entering the Philippines.
Filipino citizens returning home within the period of the temporary travel ban will be allowed entry subject to certain conditions such as a mandatory 14 day quarantine in OWWA and DOT accredited facilities despite obtaining a negative RT-PCR result. Other arrangements such as a home quarantine will not be permitted.
The public is therefore urged to postpone all non-essential journeys for the time being.
Enquiries may be directed to: