Here is the latest travel advisory from the Philippines’ Bureau of Immigration as of March 3, 2020. This is posted on BI’s official Facebook page and website. Also below are previous updates.
As of 03 March 2020
Temporary Travel Ban on the People’s Republic of China and its Special Administrative Regions (Hong Kong and Macau) and South Korea’s North Gyeongsang Province, Daegu and Cheongdo
Please be guided accordingly.Bureau of Immigration, Republic of the Philippines
Previous Travel Advisories by the Bureau of Immigration (BI)
As of February 14, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said that the temporary travel ban covers all foreign nationals who will be coming from the People’s Republic of China and its Special Administrative Regions (Hong Kong and Macau), and those who within 14 days immediately preceding arrival, have been to the affected areas.
Filipinos and foreign nationals with Philippine permanent resident visa will be allowed entry subject to the assessment and a 14-day quarantine to be implemented by the Bureau of Quarantine, BI added.
Thailand is NOT included in the travel ban.
Bureau of Immigration (BI) Press Releases
In a separate post on DILG Philippines Facebook page dated February 7, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) clarified on its official Facebook page that only travelers from China, Hong Kong and Macau are covered by the mandatory 14-day quarantine.
The clarification was made after an infographic being widely shared on social media claims that the “DILG has imposed a 14-day quarantine on travelers arriving from 20+ countries affected by the novel Coronavirus”.
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