20 March 2020
Details on the above follows:
2. Outgoing passengers are advised to present documents of their departure, such as an electronic ticket or flight itinerary.
3. Filipino citizens are strictly not allowed to take an outbound international flight to countries where travel restrictions are in place.
4. On transportation arrangements, outbound passengers may be accompanied by only one companion or driver to and from the airport. Their companion is advised to carry a copy of the passenger’s e-ticket or itinerary.
2. Passengers coming from Italy and Iran, where cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have soared, should provide a medical certificates of good health and should be validated by their respective embassies.
DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS:
2. It must be noted that foreign spouses and children of Filipino nationals are exempted from this temporary suspension.
3. The temporary suspension of visa issuance will deem all previously issued visas canceled, and foreigners with visas issued by Philippine Foreign Service Posts (primarily 9a Temporary Visitor/Tourist visas) will not be allowed entry into the country starting 22 March 2020.
4. However, visas previously issued to accredited Foreign Government and International Organization officials and their dependents will remain valid and will be honored when entering the country even after said date. The same is true for previously issued visas to foreign spouses and children of Filipino nationals.
5. This temporary suspension has no impact on foreign nationals that are already in the country or on holders of visas (i.e. 9G, 47A2, E.O. 226) issued by other government agencies.
BUREAU OF IMMIGRATION:
2. Foreign nationals whose visas will expire during the duration of the Enhanced Community Quarantine shall be allowed to file their applications for extension provided this is done within 30 days from the lifting of the Enhanced Community Quarantine.