Public Advisory: Further Updates for Those Intending to Travel to the Philippines: Inclusion of Pakistan, Jamaica, Luxembourg, Oman and the People’s Republic of China among Countries Subject to Travel Restrictions
PASAY CITY 12 January 2021 — Further to the advisories issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) based on Memoranda from the Executive Secretary on the regulation of entry for travelers from or transiting through areas that have reported incidence of the new COVID-19 variant, the public is informed of additional measures pertaining to the inclusion of Pakistan, Jamaica, Luxembourg, Oman and the People’s Republic of China among countries subject to travel restrictions effective 12:01 p.m., 13 January 2021 Manila time until 15 January 2021, as directed by Malacañang Palace Memorandum issued on 12 January 2021, which may be accessed here: https://bit.ly/3bCi8wx.
As such, the DFA reiterates its earlier advisories regarding the travel restriction:
- All overseas Filipinos are reminded of the limited quarantine facilities in place and are thus strongly urged to reconsider travel plans to the Philippines for the duration of the travel restrictions, which is set to end on 15 January 2021, without prejudice to the extension of such period upon approval of the IATF;
- Those entering the Philippines from, or who have been to, the affected countries and jurisdiction in the last 14 days are also reminded that they will be required to undergo and complete a strict mandatory 14-day quarantine at a DOH-approved facility, regardless of negative RT-PCR result.
- For the period of the restrictions, foreign nationals who have directly come from or who have entered the concerned countries and jurisdiction within the last 14 days from date of arrival in the Philippines will temporarily be restricted from entering the Philippines. This applies notwithstanding previous visa status, past IATF approval of exemptions and relation to Filipino citizens.
- For transits through airports in concerned countries/jurisdiction, please be guided by more specific regulations here: https://bit.ly/3hNbd4m.
- For rules on unaccompanied minor children, please be guided by more specific regulations here: https://bit.ly/38qMr7d.
The DFA once again calls for all travelers to the country to carefully reconsider their travel plans, including postponing their trips until after the end of the travel restrictions to avoid personal inconvenience and possible additional expenses as well as help prevent the incidence of the new COVID-19 variant in the country.
As always, the DFA reminds travelers to always check ahead of travel dates with their airlines before departure or before booking a ticket as information published could change at any time. END
 Memoranda from the Executive Secretary dated 29 December 2020 (https://bit.ly/3hJV1B6), 31 December 2020 (https://bit.ly/3hNbd4m), 05 January 2021 (https://bit.ly/38qMr7d) and 08 January 2021 (https://bit.ly/3nzHzRx).
 As of 12:01 p.m. on 13 January 2021 Manila time, these are: the (1) United Kingdom, (2) Denmark, (3) Ireland, (4) Japan, (5) Australia, (6) Israel, (7) The Netherlands, (8) Hong Kong, SAR, (9) Switzerland, (10) France, (11) Germany, (12) Iceland, (13) Italy, (14) Lebanon, (15) Singapore, (16) Sweden, (17) South Korea, (18) South Africa, (19) Canada, (20) Spain, (21) United States, (22) Portugal, (23) India, (24) Finland, (25) Norway, (26) Jordan, (27) Brazil, (28) Austria, (29) Pakistan, (30) Jamaica, (31) Luxembourg, (32) Oman and (33) the People’s Republic of China.
12 January 2021
Inclusion of Pakistan, Jamaica, Luxembourg, Oman, and China to the Travel Restriction Relative to the SARS-COV-2 Variant first detected in the United Kingdom
In addition to the advisories of the relevant Philippine Government agencies and of the Philippine Consulate General in Chongqing in the previous days concerning the travel restrictions for those traveling from countries and jurisdictions with detected SARS-COV-2 variants from the United Kingdom (and South Africa), the Consulate would like to convey the following relevant provisions of the update/announcement made today:
- Foreign passengers coming from or who have been to Pakistan, Jamaica, Luxembourg, Oman, and the People’s Republic of China within 14 days immediately preceding arrival in the Philippines shall be prohibited from entering the country effective 12:01 p.m. of 13 January 2021Manila time until 15 January 2021, without prejudice to the extension of such period upon approval of the IATF.
- Effective immediately, foreign passengers coming from, or who have been to the aforesaid countries/jurisdictions within 14 days immediately preceding arrival in the Philippines, arriving before 12:01 p.m. of 13 January 2021 Manila time, shall not be prohibited from entering the Philippines but shall undergo an absolute facility-based 14-day quarantine period notwithstanding a negative Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) result.
- Likewise effective immediately, Filipino citizens coming from, or who have been to the aforesaid countries/jurisdictions within 14 days immediately preceding arrival in the Philippines, including those arriving after 12:01 p.m. of 13 January 2021 Manila time, shall not be prohibited from entering the country, but shall be required to undergo an absolute facility-based 14-day quarantine period notwithstanding a negative RT-PCR result.
- Filipino and foreign passengers merely transiting through the aforesaid countries/jurisdictions shall be covered by the rules as provided in paragraph II of the Memorandum of the Executive Secretary dated 31 December 2020.
- The rules on incoming unaccompanied minor Filipino passengers as provided in paragraph II of the Memorandum of the Executive Secretary, dated 05 January 2021 shall also apply to such passengers coming from or who have been to the aforesaid countries/jurisdictions, with the prohibition on entry taking effect on 12:01 p.m. of 13 January2021 Manila time.
Existing prohibitions and procedures on entry generally applicable to arriving passengers insofar as consistent with the foregoing, shall continue to be implemented.
12 January 2021
Chongqing, People’s Republic of China
UPDATED TRAVEL RESTRICTION GUIDELINES FOR ALL TRAVELERS FROM COUNTRIES WITH CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 STRAIN (SARS-COV-2 VARIANT DETECTED IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND SOUTH AFRICA)
The Philippine Consulate General in Chongqing would like to reiterate the earlier advisory on the travel restriction for foreign nationals coming from or with travel history within the last 14 days prior to arrival in the Philippines in the following countries/jurisdictions:
United Kingdom Iceland Denmark
Italy Ireland Lebanon
Japan Singapore Australia
Sweden Israel South Korea
The Netherlands South Africa Hong Kong SAR
Canada Switzerland Spain
France Germany United States
Portugal India Finland
Norway Jordan Brazil Austria
Exempted from the above travel restriction are the following:
1. Diplomats and representatives of international organizations accredited to the Republic of the Philippines and their qualified dependents with valid and subsisting 9e visas, who shall likewise be exempted from quarantine protocols provided that: (a) they undergo Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) testing upon arrival at the airport; (b) submit/present a duly executed Undertaking to the Department of Health-Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) personnel at the port of entry; and (c) observe strict 14-day self-quarantine at their declared accommodation or quarters;
2. Foreign dignitaries who shall observe existing testing and quarantine protocols upon arrivals in the Philippines; and
3. Foreign nationals traveling to the Philippines for medical and emergency cases, including their foreign medical escorts, if any.
Notwithstanding the above exemptions, diplomatic and consular missions and international organizations will still be required to submit a request for exemption (a) from the temporary suspension of visa issuance and (b) from mandatory facility quarantine, in favor of their respective diplomats and representatives, as well as their qualified dependents who come from or have travel history within the last 14 days from the abovementioned countries/jurisdictions.
11 January 2021
Chongqing, People’s Republic of China
Requirement to Present Chongqing Health Code and Wear Mask When Coming to the Consulate
The Philippine Consulate General in Chongqing would like to inform the members of the Filipino communities and all its clients that based on the latest advisory of the World Financial Center, where the Consulate is located, all those entering the building must:
1. Present their Chongqing Health Code or Yukangma; and
2. Always wear mask.
Further, everyone is still advised to practice healthy habits such as frequent washing of hands or using of hand sanitizer, wearing of masks in public places, and avoiding gatherings, as much as possible, especially this winter season when the risk of getting flu and other respiratory infections, including COVID-19, is high.
For inquiries, emergency and urgent matters, please contact the Consulate at tel. nos.:13617678321 for Chinese nationals and 15823972513 or 15808057032 for Filipino nationals.
16 December 2020
Chongqing, People’s Republic of China
NEWS / PRESS RELEASES
Wednesday, 13 January 2021
- Wednesday, 13 January 2021 Further Updates for Those Intending to Travel to the Philippines- Inclusion of Pakistan, Jamaica, Luxembourg, Oman and China among Countries Subject to Travel Restrictions
- Wednesday, 13 January 2021 Updated- Inclusion of Pakistan, Jamaica, Luxembourg, Oman and China to the Travel Restriction Relative to SARS-COV-2 Variant
- Thursday, 07 January 2021 Updated Travel Restriction Guidelines for all Travelers from Countries with Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 B117 Strain
- Wednesday, 06 January 2021 Further Updates for Those Intending to Travel to the Philippines-2
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