After the expiration of the Philippines’ travel ban to some 36 countries including the UAE last January 31, the Philippine Consulate General in Dubai has released advisory offering guidance to those who plan to return to the Philippines from Dubai.
According to the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID), foreign nationals traveling to the Philippines are still not allowed to enter the country despite the lifting of the travel ban imposed before the New Year began.
Here Are The Detailed Guidelines for Entering PH After Travel Ban Expiration
The advisory also outlined the categories of individuals who will be allowed to enter the country but are subject to testing and quarantine protocols against coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Among these individuals are:
- Diplomats and members of international organizations and their dependents
- Foreign seafarers provided that they have 9 (c) visa upon entry
- Holders of 13 series visa under the Immigration Act
- Holders of Republic Act No.7919 visas
- Holders of Executive Order 324 visas
- Foreign spouses of Filipino nationals provided that the Filipino spouse is in the Philippines
- Foreign minor children, and foreign children with special needs regardless of the age of Filipino nationals
- Foreign parents of minor Filipino children and of Filipino children with special needs regardless of children
- Holders of special visas issued by Immigration Bureau under Republic Act 8756
- Holders of 47 (a-2) visas issued by the DOJ
- Holders of 9 (d) visas issued by the BI
- Holders of visas issued by economic zones
- Holders of Special Investors Visas
- Dual Filipino citizens carrying foreign passports
- Filipino citizen’s foreign spouses and children regardless of age from non-visa required entries
- Holders of 9 (g) visas who departed from the Philippines on or after December 17, 2020.
Below is the post from the Philippine Consulate General in Dubai regarding this news:
All of the specified individuals on the list must secure pre-booked accommodation for seven nights in a DOT-accredited quarantine facility. Also, they will be required to undergo RT-PCR testing on the sixth day.