The Philippine government recently published a travel restrictions guide for those allowed to enter the country.

Key Points:

  • Individuals cannot enter the country if they are coming from or have been in a red-list country within 14 days of intended arrival.
  • Individuals must adhere to the health and entry requirements corresponding to the green, yellow and red lists; yellow-list countries are those not on the red or green list.
  • The following individuals can enter the country if they meet the aforementioned requirements:
    • Philippine citizens who hold a valid Philippine passport/identification certificate.
    • Former Philippine citizens and those traveling with a Philippine or former Philippine citizen, spouse or parent who are nationals of non-visa required countries.
    • Foreign nationals with valid and existing visas.

Additional Information: Individuals who hold a 9(a) visa are required to have an entry exemption document (EED) from their country’s foreign post except for foreign spouses, parents and/or children of Philippine citizens. Those who are exempt from having an EED and who are not traveling with a Philippine citizen must have a visa that says, “EED not required per IATF resolution no. 128 (s. 2021).”

BAL Analysis: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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