UPDATED TRAVEL RESTRICTION GUIDELINES FOR TRAVELERS FROM COUNTRIES
WITH CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 B117 STRAIN FIRST DETECTED IN THE UK
For the information of all Filipinos in Chongqing, Guizhou, and Yunnan, the Philippine
Consulate General in Chongqing would like to share the attached advisory from the Bureau
of Immigration concerning the updates to the travel restrictions affecting those traveling to
the Philippines from countries with confirmed cases of COVID-19 B117 strain, which was
first detected in the United Kingdom.
Specifically, the updates included the following:
1. Inclusion of the United States of America among the countries/territories earlier identified
as covered by the travel restriction; and
2. Reiteration of the rules applicable to Filipinos and foreign passengers merely transiting
through a country covered by the travel restriction.
The twenty-one countries/territories identified are the following:
United Kingdom Iceland
Israel South Korea
The Netherlands South Africa
Hong Kong, SAR Canada
France United States of America Germany
For your reference, attached is the complete text of said travel restriction issued by
the Bureau of Immigration.
04 January 2020
Chongqing, People’s Republic of China