Only foreigners with allowed visas can enter Philippines: Immigration

  MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – It is the responsibility of airlines to ensure that foreign passengers boarding their Philippine-bound flights are eligible to enter the country under Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) guidelines. The Bureau of Immigration (BI), in a news release on Monday, issued the reminder and reiterated … Continue reading


Travelers entering Philippines face arrest for protocol violation

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Friday reminded all foreign nationals who have secured entry visas from Philippine Embassies abroad, as well as returning overseas Filipinos, to strictly follow local health and quarantine protocols once they arrive in the country. “Foreign nationals who have secured entry visas … Continue reading


PH bans entry of foreigners from 6 more countries

By Azer Parrocha   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Philippines has added six more countries to the list of nations covered by temporary travel restrictions to prevent the spread of the new strain of coronavirus discovered in the United Kingdom, Malacañang announced on Wednesday night. “The Office of the President, upon the joint recommendation of the … Continue reading


74 overseas travelers checked for new Covid-19 variant

By Kris Crismundo   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The samples of 74 overseas travelers positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) are being examined at the Philippine Genome Center and the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine to detect the new variant of coronavirus, which is reported to be more contagious. In a Palace briefing Tuesday, National Task Force … Continue reading


Pinoys, foreigners told: Postpone New Year trip to PH

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday advised all Filipino and foreign travelers to defer their planned trips to the Philippines for a later date. The travel advisory came in the wake of a Malacañang announcement extending until January 15, 2021 the temporary entry ban … Continue reading

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Philippine travel ban expands to 19 countries over new Covid-19 strain

By Azer Parrocha   Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– The Philippines on Tuesday banned “all foreign travelers” from the United Kingdom (UK) and 19 other countries and areas from entering the country following reports of a new strain of coronavirus found in the UK. In a memorandum issued by Executive Secretary … Continue reading


BI eases entry restrictions for more foreign nationals

BI eases entry restrictions for more foreign nationals File photo MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Saturday said it is implementing changes in travel restrictions soon. This, after the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) recently expanded the coverage of foreign nationals allowed to enter the … Continue reading


Philippine entry regulations for Canadian passport holders

News Release VERY IMPORTANT AND URGENT FOR FOREIGNERS/CANADIAN PASSPORT HOLDERS WHO WISH TO TRAVEL TO THE PHILIPPINES DURING THE PANDEMIC ADVISORY UPDATE ON PHILIPPINE ENTRY REGULATIONS 20 November 2020 — The Philippine Consulate General (PCG) in Calgary informs the public of the following updates on current entry restrictions to the Philippines: A. Pursuant to Inter-Agency … Continue reading


10-month foreign tourist arrivals up 15% to 6.8-M

10-month foreign tourist arrivals up 15% to 6.8-M MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Department of Tourism (DOT) welcomed the continued upward trend in Philippine international tourist arrivals, tallying over 6.8 million visitors for another double-digit increase for the first ten months of the year. According to the monthly report released by the DOT, the … Continue reading