Last updated: 17 JULY 2020. Please get in touch with the authorities for the latest updates.
The Philippine government has lifted the suspension of non-essential outbound travel by Filipinos. This is according to the Inter-Agency task force (IATF) Resolution No. 52, which has likewise been revealed by Malacañang on 7 July 2020.
However, non-essential worldwide travels by Filipinos are subject to the complying with conditions:
Confirmed roundtrip tickets for those traveling on tourist visas
Travel as well as health and wellness insurance coverage covering rebooking as well as accommodations in situation of getting stranded, as well as hospitalization in situation of infection
An executed statement acknowledging the risks, including possibility of delay in their return trip, which must be provided upon check-in.
The country of destination should have no entry ban on Filipino travelers
In addition, travelers must comply with the national task Force’s guidelines of Returning overseas Filipinos upon re-entering the Philippines. This includes mandatory testing as well as quarantine upon arrival.
However, Bureau of immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente, in a press release published on July 17, warned that it “does not mean that anyone can now leave the country anytime as he or she pleases.”
“Unless your function in going abroad is truly extremely important that you cannot forego, we advise you to stay up until this pandemic is over as the danger of you getting infected by the virus is still extremely serious,” Morente cautioned. “No one is exempted from complying with the conditions imposed on all outbound Filipinos, unless they are long-term resident, overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), as well as holders of research study visa in their country of destination.”
These are likewise on top of the existing immigration policies that are in location right here in the Philippines as well as your destination, which varies from country to country.
Here’s a copy of the IATF resolution as published by Inquirer.
LOOK: IATF Resolution 52 on whole of nation approach vs spread of new swine flu strain, as well as lifting of suspension on non-essential travel, travel limitation on outbound travel of Filipinos. | @JMAurelioINQ pic.twitter.com/FdxSwucVGL
— Inquirer (@inquirerdotnet) July 7, 2020
We likewise strongly suggest that you get in touch with both the regional government of your origin (in the Philippines) as well as your destination abroad to inspect for other extra demands as well as policies. Some countries as well as territories have their own sets of rules as well as needed documents. It is important that you are familiar with them.
Note that this article is not an endorsement of traveling at this time. Personally, we still won’t be traveling any type of time soon, so we can’t suggest travel for leisure provided the present situation. however that’s just us. If you truly want to travel, please stay safe, comply with the health and wellness policies, as well as make sure you have all the needed documents.
2020 July 17 – added quotes from press release from the Bureau of Immigration.
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