Philippines Travel Alerts and Warnings

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel restrictions in the Philippines – updated 9 November, 2020

Borders remain closed to foreign travelers until further notice. 

Filipino nationals, spouses or children of nationals, and residents returning from abroad are exempt from the entry ban, and may be subject to quarantine for a maximum of 14 days or COVID-19 testing upon arrival. These costs are covered by passengers. Everyone must fill out a Case Investigation Form online.

Before you travel, check to see if the airport you are arriving at has specific requirements in place.

Face masks are recommended inside all airports. 

From 1 October, local tourism to Boracay is open. Click here for requirements.

Categories of eligible travelers to the Philippines

Foreigners must secure a pre-booked accredited quarantine facility and COVID-19 testing provider, and must cover their own costs of quarantine and/or testing.

Foreign nationals with existing long-term visas are allowed to enter the Philippines, subject to certain conditions:

  • The visa must be existing at the time of entry – no new entry visas will be accepted. Visas must fall under one of the following categories:
    • A non-immigrant visa issued under Section 13 of the Immigration act (Section 13 series visa: a,b,c,d,e,g)
    • Anyone who aquired resident status under Republic Act 7919 or Alien Social Integration Act (RA 7919 visa)
    • Anyone who falls under Executive Order 324 or Alien Legalization Program (EO 324 visa)
    • Native-born foreign nationals (Native-born visa).

These travelers are permitted to enter, so long as a valid visa is secured through the Embassy of the Philippines located in your country of residence:

  • A foreign spouse of a Filipino national
  • A minor child of a Filipino
  • Children of a Filipino with special needs, regardless of age
  • Foreign parent of minor Filipinos, and foreign parent of Filipino children with special needs, regardless of age.

Details on Philippines Embassy locations can be found on the the Department for Foreign Affairs’ website.

Useful resources

Important note: These travel alerts are general in nature, and we will not respond to any comments about specific personal circumstances. For information relevant to you, contact the Department of Tourism in the Philippines via their Facebook page, or call the DOT hotline at 1-386 for any updates on how these changes will affect you personally.

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Previous travel alerts for the Philippines

Magnitude 6.6 earthquake strikes Central Philippines – 18 August, 2020

On Tuesday 18 August, a large earthquake struck Samar Island, located in the Eastern Visayas administrative region of the Philippines.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake measured a mangitude of 6.6, and occurred at a depth of 6.2mi (10km).

Tremors from the earthquake were felt hundreds of kilometers away. There is no warning in place for a tsunami, however people should be on alert for aftershocks.

Seismology bureau raised alert level for Taal Volcano – January 2020

Travelers who have plans to visit the Philippines or are currently in the country need to be aware of potential volcanic activity from Taal volcano, which is located 37mi (60km) south of Manila on the island of Luzon.

On Sunday, 12 January 2020, the state seismology bureau raised the alert level for Taal volcano to level 4 following the expulsion of steam and ash.

Stay alert and up to date with local news and media. Find out how to stay safe if the volcano does erupt, and be prepared for potential changes to your travel plans or disruption to transport.

Typhoon Kammuri – December 2019

Typhoon Kammuri (locally known as Typhoon Tisoy) has made landfall in the Philippines and is expected to track across the Central Philippines and southern Luzon in the next 24 hours.

Before midnight on Monday 2 November 2019, more than 200,000 people had been evacuated. Flights have been canceled, and travelers should expect delays and disruption to travel plans throughout the week. Contact your travel provider for information on changes to your itinerary.

Typhoon Mangkhut – September 2018

The Category 5 Typhoon Mangkhut is currently tracking towards the northern Philippines with sustained winds of 165mph (265kph) and gusts at 202mph (325kph). Meteorologists consider the typhoon to be the most powerful this season. Emergency personnel have been deployed to the Philippine island of Luzon where the typhoon is expected to hit Cagayan province on Saturday.

Mangkhut will also bring heavy rain which may cause localized flash flooding, landslides and storm surge. Please check with authorities for more information, follow any official warnings and listen to local news reports to monitor the situation.

Boracay Shutdown – April 2018

On April 26, 2018, the Philippines Government shut down tourist access to the island of Boracay as a result of over-tourism and the resulting damage to the island's environment. The closure was announced on April 5 by Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte, who said the beaches and clear blue water had been turned into a "cesspool".

This shut-down is estimated to last for six months, and government authorities aim to clean up the island by flushing out illegal tourism operators and upgrading the sewer networks, which have struggled to cope with the influx of tourists to the island and has resulted in wastewater being pumped into the ocean. Aside from land-based tourists, cruise ships have also contributed to the pressure on the island's resources and infrastructure.

However, this clean up may be short-lived, as approval has been given for a large casino complex on Boracay.

In 2017, approximately two million tourists visited Boracay, 300,000 more than the previous year.

Alternatives to Boracay

Despite the Boracay closure, that doesn't mean you should stay away from the Philippines. This archipelago nation has plenty of other islands to visit beaches, waterfalls and enjoy off-road adventures including trekking Mt Pinatubo on Luzon, visiting the Cloud 9 surf break at Siargao Island, ziplining on Bohol Island and scuba diving with thresher sharks at Malapascua.

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99 Comments

  • owen herbert said

    I want to fly to the Philippines in December

    • Rudy Rice said

      We have a flight entering Manila in December. Will we be required to Quarantine??

      • Amelia Brady said

        Hi Owen and Rudy,

        December is still a while off. At this stage flights are suspended until 1 July, and foreign travelers are not permitted to enter. By December, things may open up. Stay up to date and follow the advice of your government.

        All the best,
        Amerlia, World Nomads

    • Mike said

      I want to see my girlfriend. I want to marry her! But i feel like im never get to see her again... Its never going to open back up.

    • Jeroen said

      I agree on what James said.
      There is no clarity, no structural plan, nothing from the Philippine government.
      They need to come up with a decent plan regarding the travel restrictions for foreign nationals...

  • Nylie Grapeza said

    About po international flight im filipino stranded here in thailand at ung fiancee ko po is foreign hindi po ba kami pwde mag travel pabalik sa pilipinas?

  • Idy Wiese said

    To whom it may concern: this is Idy from Germany. I would like to know if the domestic flights from Manila to Dumaguete is already operating? I want to go home in September 2020 to Philippines to attend my mothers 90th birthday, God is willing.
    Please send me some information about the international flights too. Thank you. Waiting for your immediate reply,

    Regards,
    Idy Wiese

  • Chelly said

    Hi I had cancelled flight going to honkong last April . Now I will go to Hongkong to see my husband he is a an American , is it possible that the international tourist flight will be back this year ?

  • sweet said

    Hey according to your message all passenger will be tested with a 14 days quarantine. can you be specific? who are the passengers that allowed to enter to the Philippines?

    • Kit said

      I had a flight to the Philippines that was cancelled March 23rd due to Covid-19 lockdown. I am a Filipino but US citizen and only US passport. I would really want to go back home (Philippines) towards the end of August 2020. Please send me updates on when travel restrictions will be lifted for visitors

      • Amelia Brady said

        Hey Kit,

        At this stage borders are closed to foreign travelers until 1 July. Keep an eye on updates as they are released.

        All the best,
        Amelia, World Nomads

  • Pearline Astrero said

    I'm planning to travel this June from USA to MNL. Do I need to be quarantined for 14 days in NAIA?

  • Sue Dietrich said

    Good Day! Please be specific about the 14 days Quarantine. Where should we stay if we arrived in PH? Is it alles to go to the Family as home quarantine or there is a designated quarantine quarters For all?

    Thank you in advance?

  • Criselda said

    My parents are in Canada right now and their return ticket is on August 18,2020.will there be a restriction for their entry?they are Pilipino citizen,they just came here (Canada) to visit me and my family.Are they going to be put in a quarantine hotel and will be tested for Covid19 or they will be good to go home straight to Bataan.they will arrive to Clark airport,.we need the answer so I can decide if I can let them go home and I can extend their stay here in Canada. Thank you.

  • Prince Q. Toe Jr said

    I want to travel to philippine,i love that country but how can i enter

  • Jeff Watson said

    I have a flight booked for July 6 from the USA to Minila..l I’m going to be with my fiancé
    Can I enter the country? I’ve been told I cannot.... I can’t find anything current about the process of getting there and staying l.l does anyone know anything... I’ve already lost thousands of dollars trying to plan this and making countless changes...

    • Sam Stone said

      I think the latest news is for foreigners entering after July 1st, there is a minimal quarantine of a couple days maximum at a hotel chosen by you from a list of hotels given by the Government, while the arrival medical test results come back, and then 14 days quarantine at your home or long stay hotel (any hotel) and the test prices at the airport are quite low too.

      A lot of countries are being much more strict, so I think you should worry more about getting back home, than about your visit to the Philippines!

  • Leah Morse said

    Hello, I am traveling to Philippines on the third week of this month from Las Vegas.
    And I would like to know if am I subject to quarantine? If so, can I just be self quarantine to where I am going which is my own home and a private property in Sta Maria, Laguna. Since I only have 4 weeks vacation.
    Any advice you have would be much appreciated!

    Thanks,
    Leah

  • jepp said

    hi im sporean and have a spouse pilipino.we married in singapore.do u think i will be allowed to enter .and if quarantine is it home quarantine or at other place

  • Neil said

    Hello i wanna ask about travelling from germany to Philippines, coz i have a friend who wanted to travel and come to visit Philippines, is it already allowed to enter foreign to the Philippines? And does they need to do a quarantine once they arrived? If yes can you please give me details and procedures.

    Thanks

  • Cornbread said

    Lots of questions! No answers !!

  • Amelia Brady said

    Hi all,

    Please stay up to date with the latest from the Philippines travel advisory page: https://philippines.travel/safeph

    Contact your airline to see if your flights are going ahead, and follow the advice of your government when it comes to making a decision to travel overseas when the country does reopen borders.

    Quarantine on entry is still in place for all arrivals, regardless of symptoms. It is unclear at this stage when quarantine will be lifted.

    All the best, and safe travels.

    Amelia, World Nomads

  • Steven Connor said

    Hi there,

    Had a flight booked for June 14 to Manila From UK, this was off course cancelled which is understandable given the current circumstances. My question is will it be safe to fly over by say October this year? As my fiance wants me to get over for my birthday. I know it's uncertain exactly when we can travel again but a rough estimate would be much appreciated.

    Thank you so much. :)

    • Amelia Brady said

      Hey Steven,

      Always follow the advice of your government. Once your government says it is safe for UK residents to travel to the Philippines, and when the Philippines opens borders to UK residents and flights are available, continue to keep a close eye on the situation in the Philippines so you are not putting yourself at risk.

      Safe travels,
      Amelia, World Nomads

  • Tina Kim said

    Hi,

    My boyfriend is from Sweden and trying to book a flight going here on August as I'll be giving birth first week of September. Is there any exception in our current situation that will allow him to come here?

    Thanks,
    Tina

    • Amelia Brady said

      Hi Tina,

      At this stage, international flights are suspended until 1 July, and this could be extended further.

      Your situation could be one of the limited exceptions to the entry ban. As this is a unique situation, I'd recommend contacting the Swedish embassy in the Philippines, or reading specific information from them: https://www.swedenabroad.se/en/embassies/philippines-manila/

      All the best,
      Amelia, World Nomads

  • Tim said

    Hi, would I be allowed to enter the Philippines if I am not a Philippine Passport holder? I do have dual citizenship papers to show though. My flight is on mid July.

    • Amelia Brady said

      Hi Tim,

      Contact the embassy of your country of residence that is located in the Philippines. I can't seem to find any information that confirms "dual citizens" can enter the country right now, but your embassy in the Philippines will surely have an answer for you.

      Safe travels,
      Amelia, World Nomads

  • Paul said

    Hi, can a Philippines citizen fly OUT of the country (to USA) now, or when might they be able to do so?

    • Amelia Brady said

      Hi Paul,

      While non-nationals are allowed to exit the country, I am unsure if residents are allowed to leave. Check the Philippine Government travel advisory for citizens to see if there is a travel ban in place.

      Cheers,
      Amelia, World Nomads

      • caresa mae balgos said

        my friend wants to go abroad from Philippines to UAE. this is here first time. is she allowed to go?thank you

  • wawie said

    Hi, i have US tourist visa. I'm aware that there is travel ban here in the philippines for outbound filipino tourist. My question is once the travel ban will be lifted, am i allowed to enter to US?Does Philippines included to countries restriction entering US?thanks

    • Amelia Brady said

      Hi Wawie,

      For the latest, take a look at the CDC website for information on who can enter the USA: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/from-other-countries.html

      Currently, the Philippines is not listed as banned.

      All the best,
      Amelia, World Nomads

  • Dawn hendricks said

    My cousin is American and married a women from the Philippines he went for his visit and his Visa has expired and is stuck in Dumaguete .... how can we get him back home to the US ? Please does anyone have any info?

    • Amelia Brady said

      Hi Dawn,

      Contact the US embassy in the Philippines for help repatriating your cousin back to the USA: https://ph.usembassy.gov/

      I hope you are able to get him home soon.

      Amelia, World Nomads

  • Kevin said

    Would someone please give me a link where i can find recent updates to restrictions on foreign travelers to the Philippines?

    • Amelia Brady said

      Hi Kevin,

      Try checking the website of your country of residence embassy which is located in the Philippines.

      Here's a link to the Philippines Bureau of Immigration: http://immigration.gov.ph/

      Or perhaps their Health Department will be useful: https://www.doh.gov.ph/

      Cheers,
      Amelia, World Nomads

  • Louis said

    Hi!
    I am married with a Philippina. Is it possible for my wife to fly to Greece for permanent stay right now? Probably it's an essential reason to fly, for family reunion. If not now, when it could be possible for her to fly?
    Thanks in advance for your answer

    • Andreas Svalling said

      Any updates of when the soonest none filipino citizen can enter ? I'm swedish citizen and my fiancee is filipino citizen and working in U.S right now, we are planning to get married in Philippines to finally be able to live together in the U.S and have waited so patiently now...praying and hoping..so if anyone could give this young man some good new I'd be grateful with all my heart...thanks everyone..stay safe and hope all of u whom have been waiting equally patiently will get through with ur wishes asap

  • Marie said

    Hi Im stuck here in Thailand and am planning to go home to Philippines. I am a Philippine passport holder and am planning to go home this 30th of July. Im aware that I need to undergo a 14-day quarantine process and if so I'll get a connecting flight from BKK TO MNL TO DVO where will I be quarantined?

    Looking forward for answer. Thanks

  • josephine E madrid said

    im relocote to the philippines and im here in the usa now.im planing to go back in oct 6 to the philippines.is balik bayan person allowed to travel now?

  • Fidela said

    My fiance is in newzealand.a newzealander. he wanted to go home month of july. He's been living in the philippines for 2 years with extended visa and with ACR...he just went back to newzealand for his pension. Hope he will be allowed to enter the Philippines very soon.

  • Zinat said

    Hi,I’m from Kyrgyzstan now staying in Malaysia.I want to travel to the Philippines,when foreigners can enter Philippines?

  • robert blackmon said

    my fiance and i are starting our documents proceedings for marriage. We are concerned about it do to the COVID-19 We thinking about our fee payments. We're praying for no distractions.. But we do understand the reality of this Pandemic..ty

  • Amelia Brady said

    To anyone asking about entry to the Philippines from your home country, contact the Department of Tourism in the Philippines via their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DepartmentOfTourism/ or call the DOT hotline at 1-386

    Information is changing fast, and a tailored response with information relevant to your country of residence will be best answered by the Department of Tourism.

    Safe travels,
    Amelia, World Nomads

  • Abdun naafie said

    Hii....I'm naafie from india...I'm studying medicine in philippines davao City....I came to India for vacation before this covid 19 pandemic started that is on February and got stuck in India....I want to fly back to Philippines to continue my studies .... right now online classes are going on but my college Dean told me I should be there to get promoted for my next year....I checked some flights ... flights are there from india to Philippines from August 1st but no direct flights ....I should Transit through hongkong...will Philippines allow me to enter after getting transited from Hong Kong..? I want to know will the Philippines government allow me or not... please help me.

  • Anthony Windle said

    I'm an American citizen that lives in Binangonan Rizal. I came back to the States to work a few months and got stuck here due to Covid19 and travel and flight restrictions. On reading some of your comments, I just wanted to clarify something. I just spoke with the Consular at the Philippine Embassy. And I was just told yesterday that I can return to the Philippines whenever I want. And that I will be subject to a Covid19 test, and upon waiting results will be placed in quarantine in a government hotel for 2-4 days awaiting results. Not the 14 I'm reading online. Obviously we want to be safe and not spread Covid19 worldwide any worse than it is, but some of us live in the Philippines full time, have wives, kids ,and in-laws like I do. And a life there i prefer more than living in the United States. Fortunately my military pension goes a long way there and I love the culture, the people and I consider it an honor to live there. I was told this information directly from the Philippine Embassy Consular Officer. Is it because I'm married to a Filipina? Seems kinda contradictory to what's being said here.

    • Amelia Brady said

      Hi Anthony,

      Restrictions on entry differ between foreign travelers and nationals/their children/spouses - so I believe this information is relevant to your unique circumstances.

      I have just added extra clarification to the travel alert around who the exemption applies to.

      Safe travels,
      Amelia, World Nomads

  • robert said

    i left the philippines jan 10th, 2020, my return ticket is july 30th via tokyo, will i be able to return? im a american citizen with a valid passport

  • Eddy said

    Hi I’m an Australia Citizen, but I am pure Filipino was born there in Manila Am I class as a dual citizen..
    I am also looking at travelling to the Phillipines in October..do you know if international flights from Australia will be ok by then and also will the 14 day quarantine will be ongoing by then ?

  • Darrion r Bratton said

    I have booked a flight to Philippines in Manila for August 2nd.i have a child and fiance there plus an apartment.my child's birthday is on August 6 so what is required that I do b4 i leave the US to Philippines? And once I'm there in phillippines will I be able to do my 14 day quarantine at my place of residence in the phillippines?

  • David said

    What are your predictions for travel from the US to Manila after July 1?

    • TERRY VANROOYAN said

      i HAVE A FLIGHT FROM lAS VEGAS TO DENVER TO NARITA TO MANILA, ARRIVE MANILA SEPT 17 PM. ON SEPT 18 I HAVE A FLIGHT FROM MANILA DOMESTIC TO BACOLOD. WOULD I HAVE TO GO THRU QUARANTINE IN MANILA. MY WIFE IS FILIPINO LIVING IN SAN CARLOS CITY.. i HAVE COPIES OF OUR MARRIAGE CERT, HER USA AND PHILIPPINE PASSPORT.

  • RA said

    Metro Manila remains in GCQ probabbly flights coming in for foreign nationals will still be restricted while for those who wish to flyout after being stuck due to quarantine is being allowed as long as your destination country allows incoming flights this is in reference to my relatives experience. As for PH nationals theyre allowed to come in but on limited period of time find bookings with allowable days and be prepared for quarantine days. Wait for PH travel advisory for further details.

  • JoyVic said

    Hi. I am a Filipino and have plans to travel to Mexico in October, do you think the restrictions will be lift off for us travelers?

  • wawie said

    allowed na po ba outbound flight for filipino citizen? thanks

  • Ramona Mueco said

    Is there still have a 14 days home quarantine after 3days hotel quarantine?

  • James said

    It seems to me that the Philippine government just does not have any kind of structured plan of what they are doing.
    Without promoting mass tourism of foreign travelers, they should make a carefully thought out plan that allows foreigners that have a Filipina/Filipino girlfriend, fiancée to produce upon arrival at the airport the home address and name of their partner.
    It’s compleyel unfair that just because some are already married they are given freedom to travel.
    Is it not fair that a person that has a girlfriend waiting and are already engaged to marry, should not also be allowed to travel?
    Not every traveler to the Philippines is a tourist.
    The government needs to start coming up with some concrete plan that doesn’t completely snub travelers because once you lose people’s interest then they won’t come back.

  • Anh Nguyen said

    Is international travel to the Philippines permitted now? After reading this updated July 2nd article, it gave me hope and I contacted the department of tourism facebook, they told me only PH nationals/families, airline crew, oversea workers are allowed. The first paragraph makes me sound like international travel is allowed. Did I read this article wrong? Or is the department of tourism wrong?

    • Amelia Brady said

      Hi Anh,

      As Zybstar says below, the ban for flights has been lifted. For flights only, not for people – I will update this information now so that it is much more clear.

      The DOT has outlined who is permitted to enter on their website: https://philippines.travel/safeph

      Long story short, for now it is just returning nationals, residents and essential workers/overseas workers.

      The source of this information comes from government travel advisories, such as the UK or US, and various news sources: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/philippines/entry-requirements

      As soon as confirmed information is released, we do our best to update this.

      All the best,
      Amelia, World Nomads

  • Zybstar said

    Ban for flights has been lifted. For flights only, not for people.

  • Christine said

    My father was born in the Philippines and currently is a US citizen residing in Hawaii. Would he be able to fly to the PI now? Or would he have to apply for dual citizenship?

    Thank you!

  • David said

    I plan on visiting Manila in December, departing from USA. Should I be worried about COVID affecting my December departure? I am not married to a national; I have visited in the past and had plans on marriage. Thank you.

  • Chris V. said

    Hello .

    Will you please disclose the source of the announcement "Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel restrictions in the Philippines – updated 2 July, 2020"? I am not able to find it via online search.

    Regards,
    Chris

    • Amelia Brady said

      Hi Chris,

      We source our information from various government travel advisories, the country's travel advisory (such as the Department of Tourism for the Philippines), and various news sources when changes are announced.

      Cheers,
      Amelia, World Nomads

  • Alex said

    Hi, To whoever wants to go to the Philippines. You can forget it for this July, They can't seem to ramp up their testing and allowing only 1000 passengers per day. Thats not even enough for the returning overseas workers who is their priority at the moment. Returning residents or citizens are allowed to enter and no foreigners yet unless you have diplomatic or special passes from the Embassy.
    There is a lot of hotels available for the quarantine from 1 star to 5 star. Expect to pay more for the 5 star. But it takes 3-5 days now compared to 2 weeks before. So its faster. If you have connecting flights though, the local government where you are heading might be closed. So for foreigners better stay put and watch the August sked otherwise you will have another test on the local government and might be quarantined again. No coordination whatsoever with the national. I wish they will connect the flight domestically so they waste 1 test and the passengers won't spend twice on quarantine.

    Hope this helps.

  • James said

    So basically it's been updated but nothing has changed lol.
    Other countries are now more or less back up and running yet the Philippines seems like it's still stuck in the first week of April.
    That should come out with some decent clear information that foreigners that wish to travel for non tourism purposes, peoples relationships are important you know, not just married couples, many are engaged to be married.
    They need to start treating healthy adults as intelligent people and not shut everyone out like we are all bubonic plague carriers.

  • Alex said

    Exactly, Its failure to plan properly. It has increase from 600 to 1000 but still not enough.
    Philippines has a lot of people working abroad so if and this virus thing made them jobless so they have to go back specially on cruise lines or working at oil fields where there is less demand. Some seafarers were lost also. But if they have ramp up testing for arrivals, then they would have accomodated more incoming people. The problem people get stuck, no money or food they have to survive, covid is the last on their minds so they are taking unnecessary risk and get infected when they go back. The more infections returning, the more the government panics and slow the returnees.
    If you add that a lot of Filipinos in low income areas are not listening to the quarantine protocols, precisely the same reason because of no food or income. Then they are risking as well. Specially most Filipinos are asymptomatic (used to viruses and bacteria). Then its a problem as they think its no big deal.
    Unlike in the US problem is the people there seems to be their right not to wear masks.

  • Tom Lang said

    My fiance and my biological newborn son are Filipino citizens living in the Philippines, I am the father on my son's birth certificate. I am an US citizen (Non-Filipino citizen). Can I enter Philippines in July or August during Pandemic to visit and bond with my newborn son and fiance ? Do I need to acquire a special permit from Filipino Consulate office in the US before travel to Philippines. Thoughts appreciated.

  • Kevin said

    July 6, 2020
    Have the Philippine travel restrictions to foreign nationals.
    The Cathay Pacific site says you just can't come in from China/Hong Kong.
    Is this just for that airline or is it for all flights that don't transfer through China? Thanks

  • Carl Åhren said

    My girlfriend has been waiting sense Mars. I had a ticket 11 july but it got cancelled again.
    Why doesn't the government or this task force release any date on how long they planning to keep it lockdown like this?
    No job, no money, they starve, cant pay rent, people cant get home even. They are getting more and more frustrated!

    But not a word about dates or anything .

  • Malcolm said

    Hello all! Below is a link to a petition that is pushing to count a fiance as an immediate family member and lift the visa ban. Please sign and lets get this thing passed so we can be with our significant other! Thanks!

    Even if you're not in the process and just want to help those of us who are.

    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/process-k1-visas-immediate-family-visas-are-exempt-covid-related-travel-bans

  • David said

    Hi my fiance lives in Philippines I want to visit her in August is it worth me booking tickets now safe to travel to manila im from the UK

  • James said

    David I'm the same I want to see my fiancee in August also and I'm hoping within the next four or five weeks they will allow people in the Philippines that can produce upon arrival their purpose of visit (such as fiancee or family reasons)
    They don't even need to allow mass tourism that's the crazy thing about it, just ask people to present upon arrival the details such as the address and name or contact details of loved ones.

  • Ronald Lastimosa said

    Hi I am a Filipino US Citizen and I have a flight to the Philippines this coming Aug, 11th. I am just curious if I would have booked my ticket for this July would I be qualified to enter the country? I’m not dual citizen but born and raised in the Philippines all I have is a US Passport and I know that foreigners are not allowed to travel in the country but I do have a home in there and my Mom is in the country. Please help me clarify this situation.

  • Julie said

    Hi are they now accepting US citizen to travel to Philippines? Or when are they going to open

  • Samantha said

    Hi, I want to ask...
    Im foreigner and working in PH with valid working Visa.
    Recently I am back to my country due to family concern. (My flight was last June)
    But, I plan back to PH bcs need to continue working. Is it possible to enter PH with my working visa during this quarantine? Or any document requirement for this? Thanks

  • Ronald Lastimosa said

    GOOD NEWS! For anyone that is a US Citizen and has a Parent that is a Filipino National then you can travel to the Philippines by providing some documents: Your Birthcertificate and a Copy of your parents Philippine ID or Philippine Passport BUT You have to call your airline first if they will allow you to fly out since some airlines are very strict and is not allowing Foreign passports.

    This information is from the Bureau of Immigration of the Philippines.

    • Elle said

      Can anyone tell me if Jeju airlines allows child of a Filipino who is a US passport holder (dual citizen) and have documents as proof of filiation to board back to Philippines.

  • Aslam Cheema said

    I am Japanese i have work visa of SMBC I want to go back how can it’s possible can I Treval for Pilpine thank you

  • Maureen said

    Please can my fiancee visit me this august coming we miss each other a lot he is from USA he supposed to visit me this march but the travel banned announced. But he will visit me only for 10days can i have response to this thank you..

  • Trx mongol said

    Hello i am foreigner but my wife is a filipina. Can i travel to philippines ?

  • Matt said

    What's going on I want to see my girlfriend in September in the Philippines. I'm in America when will they let me see her. Thanks for the help

  • Randy said

    I miss my young, sexy, beautiful and sweet Filipina girlfriend. When will they open the borders ? I dont care about this virus, i just want to see my lovely girlfriend in the Philippines.

  • RON said

    Good morning. Are there special requirements for outbound international travelers. I am a Filipino with U.S. passport and traveling back to Japan.

  • Daniel Johnson said

    Hello, My fiancee and I were to be married in May 2020 but were not able too due to Covid. I already have place to live there with her and the family . I have my next scheduled flight for August . Can't they at least let me marry her and care for her material needs . She is a good God fearing and loving woman and I need her to be in my life . Any new info would be appreciated

  • Faye said

    Has anyone tried contacting the Department of Foreign Affairs or Department of Tourism in the Philippines? I doubt anyone's thinking about our situation. We should bring our issue to their attention. If they see how many people are affected then they might actually do something. Please message them or if anyone is interested, please help me in starting a petition for this.

    • Colton said

      Hello everyone I decided to make a comment here after reading a few others because I agree and I wasn't able to reply since I'm not a member on this forum website.

      I agree 100% the Philippines goverment has dropped the ball and they are being secretive and not being open with the world, at least give us an estimated time frame so people can prepare and have a heads up.

      I was waiting to go meet my long distance fiancee of 2 years right as covid 19 hit and shut down the world in march it hurts knowing if I was 1 week earlier with my flight I could have been with her these past few months, we had plans on being married and submitting her sponsorship papers while I was there.

      Not everyone wishing too come to the Philippines are tourist just because we are not yet married with children we suffer and there is no end in sight no hope no updates no information.

      I contacted department of tourism with a heart felt personal email begging too be allowed an exception for entry and how or who can I talk too too prove I'm genuine and gain help.

      You know what I was giving in return?

      An automated msg country is closed unless your married or have children or permanent resident or diplomatic visa.

      Wow how nice thanks philippines goverment.

      The funny thing is filipino people are now allowed to leave the country if they follow 5 steps so fine if that country doesnt start giving a plan or estimate for when I can go like another comment said I'm losing interest in going I'm a petty person if you offend me or annoy me I dont accept it or put up with it.

      So long story short philippines tell us when tourist are allowed back in give us an estimate, tell us if people in relationships can be included in the special acceptance for entry. If not I'll just take my money and take my fiancee too another country and meet her and spend time with her there now your country wont earn money for tourism no injection of cash into local economy no benefit for you enjoy. Because people will lose interest and not wait around too be allowed in they will go somewhere else that's open.

      That country is so backwards anyways I'm not surprised at all about it lack of information no transparency.

  • James said

    Colton
    I completely agree!
    The government needs to pull it's finger out and start actually communicating with people and treating people with some credible intelligence
    Give us a plan, talk to us, is it august us it September, when will it be?
    I'm the same as you Colton.
    I'm a guy in England waiting to join my girl that I'm engaged to be married to, the wedding preparations are in place and we just need to be together to finalize it.
    Not everyone that visits a country should be classed as a tourist wanting to visit holiday spots
    We have a right surely to be with people we have a intimate connection with?
    Sooner or later something needs to change here.

  • Rachelle Gozo said

    My fiance is a US citizen, is there any chance that he can travel here in the Philippines? Because we're getting married here. Please response.
    Thank you.

  • John said

    Can somebody please help me if they know for sure??

    I have a fiancé and a 2 year old daughter in pampanga philippines.

    Am I allowed to enter the Philippines as of 15/07/2020?

    If so do I quarantine from my apartment there?

    Do I get tested at the airport?

    I was already turned back once from manila in February and I don't want to be turned back again.

    I can't find information anywhere can somebody who does know please help me.

  • Adam Baca said

    Will be possible to enter Philliphines in 20 september ?? any newses??

  • Jeffrey said

    Hello,I am currently in the UK because my 1 year Balikbayan visa expired.I would like to know when I will be allowed to return.Please note my place of residence is Philippines.Please advise.

  • Fran said

    I am Filipino who aqcuired US citizenship, and have both my Filipino and US passport, am i allowed to enter?

  • Emperor said

    I want to travel to Philippine for study purposes. I want to know when the travel ban will be suspended.

  • Nicky said

    I was planning to fly out to the Philippines but I only have my USA passport I lost my Filipino passport.. I do have photocopies of my Filipino passport, original birth certificate (born in the Philippines), and college records of me going to school in the Philippines.. What should I do?

  • andrew clarke said

    i want to go to the philippines in september and im fighting from the Ingland i'm going to see my girlfriend 2020 will it still be ok to go , with Thanks Andy

  • Christopher B said

    Hi, I am a US citizen .. i got two flight to the Philippines cancelled in March and June. I am trying to visit my Finance in Zamboanga City but no luck. Does anyone in the Philippines Government know when the there will be international flight for foreigners coming in the country? My entry will be in Manila and then to Zamboanga City. My stay will be 12 days, does anyone know if there is Quarantine when I enter in Manila? I will be Covid-19 tested in New York by NYC CITIiMD 6 days before. Please let if you have been through this and what to expect.

    Thanks Chris.

  • Amelia Brady said

    Hi everyone,

    Comments have been disabled for this article.

    For information relevant to your personal circumstances, please contact the Department of Tourism in the Philippines via their Facebook page, or call the DOT hotline at 1-386.

    This travel alert will be updated when confirmed information has been announced about an entry date for foreign nationals. Until then, these resources are available with reliable information:
    Travelbans.org: https://travelbans.org/asia/philippines/
    Or, for flight restrictions, the IATA: https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm

    Cheers,

    Amelia, World Nomads Travel Safety Producer

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