Philippine Bureau of Immigration releases Guide on Travel Restrictions amid Pandemic | Diary ni Gracia

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The Philippine Bureau of Immigration has set new travel guidelines for those who wish to travel to the country amid the coronavirus pandemic. On Sunday, June 20, 2021, the bureau released and posted these guidelines on its Facebook page.

 

The following are allowed to travel to the Philippines as of June 15, 2021:

 

1 Filipino Citizens

 

2. Balikbayan (Under Republic Act 6768)

      • Only nationals from non-visa required countries under Executive Order 408, Former Filipino or traveling with the Filipino/former Filipino spouse/parent

 

3. Foreign Nationals with valid or existing visas

      • 9(a) visa holders are required an entry exemption document from the country’s foreign posts abroad

 

 

Except those coming, or with a travel history within the last 14 days, from countries not allowed to enter the Philippines.

 

Philippine Bureau of Immigration releases Guide on Travel Restrictions amid Pandemic

Source: Official Facebook Page of Bureau of Immigration, Philippine republic

 

 

 

Travelers from the following countries are temporarily NOT allowed to enter the Philippines

 

  • India

 

  • Pakistan

 

  • Nepal

 

  • Bangladesh

 

  • Sri Lanka

 

  • Oman

 

  • United Arab Emirates (UAE)

 

 

Included in the temporary travel ban are those with travel history within 14 days preceding arrival in the Philippines.

 

Except for Filipinos who are part of the government or non-government repatriation efforts.

 

 

This will take effect until June 30, 2021

 

 

Source: Official Facebook Page of Bureau of Immigration, Philippine republic

 

 

 

Requirements to be presented by Travelers upon Arrival

 

For Filipino Travelers

      • Valid Philippine Passport
      • Identification Certificate as proof of recognition as Filipino Citizen
      • Citizenship Retention and Reacquisition Act of 2003 Certificate under Republic Act 9225

 

For Balikbayan Travelers (from non-visa required country under Executive Order 408)

      • Filipino or former Filipino, and their spouse and children who are traveling with them, with proof of affiliation

 

For Foreign Nationals with valid and existing Visas

      • Valid visa and ACR I-Card
      • Those holding 9(a) visa need to present an entry exemption from the country’s foreign posts abroad

 

Source: Official Facebook Page of Bureau of Immigration, Philippine republic

 

General Requirements:

      • Must not come, or must have a travel history within the last 14 days, from countries not allowed entering the Philippines, unless Filipinos who are part of the government or non-government repatriation efforts
      • Must present a confirmed booking for at least ten (10) days in an accredited quarantine hotel/facility, or seven (7) days for passengers who are fully vaccinated in the Philippines starting June 22, 2021 (except diplomats coming from covered countries)

 

 

 

 

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  • Gracia Amor, A Multi-Award winner blogger; Presidential Award; Mass Media Advocacy Award, Philippine Expat Blog Award, and Most Outstanding Balikbayan Award. An OFW and Investment Literacy Advocate. Her first book, the Global Filipino Bloggers OFW Edition, reviewed and launched at Philippine Embassy Kuwait. Became a certified Registered Financial Planner of the Philippines (RFP), with specialization in Stock Market. Currently, a position PH stock trader in PSE. Digital Marketing Specialist. A proud founder of Teachers Specialist Org in Kuwait TSOK, Filipino Bloggers in Kuwait FBK. A Poet and a Photo hobbyist in between.

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