COVID-19 Advisories

This topic page includes advice and information from the Embassy about the new coronavirus disease COVID-19.

15 February, 2021 - 15:36
The Embassy informs the public of the following protocols for the entry of foreign nationals to the Philippines: A. As a general rule, foreign nationals are still prohibited from entering the Philippines, except the following (“Excepted Foreign Nationals”), without need of an entry exemption from the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines from 01 February 2021: Diplomats and members of international organizations and their...
1 February, 2021 - 16:58
The Embassy informs the public of the following Operational Guidelines for Processing of Arriving Non-OFWs/Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs) and Foreign Nationals (“Concerned Individuals”) issued by the National Task Force COVID-19 (NTF COVID19) Task Group on Management of Returning Overseas Filipinos (TG MROF): From the point of origin, the concerned individual shall register through the following E-CIF links to secure a unique QR...
31 January, 2021 - 10:34
UPDATE 1: Per IATF Resolution No. 98, Series of 2021 dated 04 February 2021, the requirement for a pre-booked quarantine accommodation has been amended to at least six (6) nights , instead of seven (7) nights. Further, holders of valid and existing Special Resident and Retirees Visa (SRRV) and Section 9(a) visas are still not allowed to enter the country , unless they are able to secure an exemption document from the Department that...
29 January, 2021 - 09:15
The Embassy hereby informs the public that Norway will begin implementing new restrictions for the entry of non-residents into Norway beginning 29 January 2021. The following foreign nationals, including Filipinos, will not be allowed to enter Norway from said date: Foreign nationals residing in the European Economic Area (EEA, i.e. the European Union plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and EEA nationals residing in third countries...
15 January, 2021 - 18:44
UPDATE 2: Beginning 0001H of 28 January 2021 until 31 January 2021, below restrictions are extended to the Czech Republic. Please be guided accordingly. UPDATE 1: Effective immediately, the following foreigners with valid visas coming from the countries listed in this advisory will be permitted entry into the Philippines until 31 January 2021, notwithstanding previous IATF resolutions or exemptions: Accredited foreign diplomats and...
29 December, 2020 - 15:25
UPDATE 5: Beginning 0001H of 13 January 2021 until 15 January 2021, below restrictions are extended to Jamaica, Luxembourg, Oman, Pakistan, and People’s Republic of China. Please be guided accordingly. UPDATE 4: Following are exemptions from the restrictions outlined in this advisory: (1) Local/accredited foreign diplomats and international organizations such as the World Health Organization and United Nations [9(e) visa holders or...
27 November, 2020 - 11:41
UPDATE 1: The Bureau of Immigration has issued a Supplemental Advisory on the resumption of the balikbayan privilege. The advisory is available in full at the end of this advisory, please scroll below for the link. The Embassy is pleased to inform the public that pursuant to Resolution No. 85 of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) dated 26 November 2020, the following may again avail of...
29 October, 2020 - 15:47
In compliance with heightened COVID-19 restrictions in Norway announced over the past few days, including a directive from the Oslo Kommune for work-from-home arrangements whenever possible, the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway wishes to announce the following updates to its consular services beginning Tuesday, 03 November 2020, and until further notice: An ONLINE APPOINTMENT confirmed by the Embassy will still be required for all...
21 October, 2020 - 16:35
UPDATE 4: Holders of valid 9(e) (accredited official of a foreign government) and 9(g) (pre-arranged employment) visas who will leave the Philippines starting 17 December 2020 may be allowed to re-enter the country, subject ot the requirements in Section III of this advisory (please see below). This does not affect policies on the entry of first-time 9(e) applicants, or 9(e) or 9(g) visa holders who were outside the Philippines before...
19 October, 2020 - 17:05
The Embassy hereby informs the public of the announcement by the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) that it will no longer receive specimens for COVID-19 testing chargeable to PhilHealth for repatriates and returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) effective 14 October 2020. The Philippine government is looking to tap government-run laboratories to conduct COVID-19 tests previously performed by the PRC. Repatriates and returning OFWs should...