01 June 2020
Metropolitan Manila (NCR) and several other regions in the Philippines have transitioned to GCQ (General Community Quarantine) starting today, 01 June 2020.
Under General Community Quarantine (GCQ):
Where are we now?
Source: Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO)
IMMIGRATION & CONSULAR
Government offices will continue to operate on a lean workforce (skeletal, work from home, or rotational deployment). However, to comply with health standards and social distancing measures, offices such as the following are employing online / email appointment system:
Impact to our Assignees:
Foreign nationals who decide to return to their home country may leave. However, outbound international flights will be reduced to weekly flights.
Exempted from the restrictions: enroute flights experiencing an emergency, cargo flights, air ambulance, military flights, weather mitigation flights, maintenance flights.
Immigrant and non-immigrant visa holders (13, 9(d), 9(f), 9(g), 47(a)(2) EO 226 visas) returning to the Philippines to work (Inbound) who have decided to leave the country in the wake of this lockdown shall not be allowed to enter until the GCQ has been lifted.
Foreign nationals under the visa waiver agreements, those permitted visa-free entry for periods ranging from 14 to 59 days, as well as those with temporary 9A visas issued by Philippine Foreign Service Posts will still not be allowed entry into the country.
OFWs (Overseas Filipino Workers) / returning Filipinos including their foreign spouse and children will be allowed to return to the country.
Foreign nationals should postpone travel to the Philippines until the lockdown has been lifted.
Upon arrival in the Philippines
Inbound foreign nationals and Filipinos are subject to strict immigration and quarantine protocols.
Face to face appointments will be conducted only after the required 14-days quarantine.
Enforced strict social distancing, use of facial mask, and frequent disinfection is required.
NOTE: The information we receive is constantly changing or being updated. Updates will be relayed to you accordingly.