COVID-19 PUBLIC ADVISORY NO. 56: GUIDELINES ON THE ENTRY OF FILIPINOS AND FOREIGN NATIONALS TO THE PHILIPPINES FROM 1 May 2021 (UPDATED AS OF 8 October 2021)

COVID-19 PUBLIC ADVISORY NO. 56: GUIDELINES ON THE ENTRY OF FILIPINOS AND FOREIGN NATIONALS TO THE PHILIPPINES FROM 1 May 2021 (UPDATED AS OF 8 October 2021)

The Embassy hereby informs the public that starting 1 May 2021, the entry of Filipinos and foreign nationals to the Philippines shall be guided by the following:

A. Allowed to travel to the Philippines

1. Diplomats and members of International Organizations and their dependents, provided that they have valid 9(e) or 47(a2) visas,

2. Filipino dual citizens, provided that they have any of the following: valid Philippine passport, Identification Certificate (IC) as proof of recognition as a Filipino citizen, or a Certification of Retention/Reacquisition of Philippine citizenship under RA 9225,

3. Foreign nationals with valid and existing visas at the time of entry, including holders of valid 9(c) visa and valid long-term visas,

4. Foreign nationals allowed under the Balikbayan Program (RA 6788), provided they are nationals from non-visa required countries under EO 408:

(a) Former Filipino citizens, together with their foreign spouses and children, regardless of age, who are traveling with them, and

(b) Filipino citizens’ spouses and children, regardless of age, who are traveling with them.

NOTE: Former Filipino citizens should bring proof of former Philippine citizenship including a Philippine-issued birth certificate (from the Philippine Statistics Authority) or an old Philippine passport.

5. Foreign nationals who are NOT traveling with the Filipino national mentioned in Item 4, but are joining the Filipino national in the Philippines, provided that they secure a valid 9 (a) visa with the Philippine Embassy. In addition to the standard requirements for a visa, foreign spouses, parents, and children should submit the following to the Embassy:

(a) Proof of marriage or filiation with the Filipino national (i.e. Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Birth/Marriage Certificate with official PSA receipt or with DFA apostille, Report of Birth/Marriage copy certified by our Embassy, or foreign birth/marriage certificate in English and with Apostille) - original and 1 photocopy, 

(b) Documents showing the Philippine citizenship of the Filipino spouse or parent/child (i.e., copy of Filipino's Philippine passport or any Philippine government-issued ID) - original (if available) and 1 photocopy,

(c) Documents that will establish that the Filipino spouses, parents and/or child/children are presently in the Philippines including a barangay certificate of residency, enrollment records, or employment records,

(d) Notarized Letter of invitation from the Filipino spouse presently residing in the Philippines, 

(e) immigration stamps showing previous visits to the Philippines, and

(f) photos showing personal and face-to-face interactions to establish relationship.

6. Foreign nationals who are holders of valid and existing Special Resident and Retirees Visa (SRRV), without the need for an entry exemption document issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs.

7. Foreign nationals who are holders of valid and existing Section 9 (a) visas, provided they present, upon arrival, an entry exemption document issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs.

B. Quarantine and Testing Protocols for all arriving passengers from "Yellow" and "Green" Countries

Please click this to read COVID-19 PUBLIC ADVISORY NO. 57: TESTING AND QUARANTINE PROTOCOLS FOR ARRIVING PASSENGERS FROM GREEN AND YELLOW COUNTRIES (as of 08 October 2021)

For the information and guidance of all.