Qualifications of Foreign Nationals Arriving in PH

Qualifications of Foreign Nationals Arriving in PH

Effective February 1, 2021, the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF-EID) adopted the guidelines for the foreign nationals who are allowed to enter the Philippines under the previous relevant IATF resolutions.

Foreign nationals arriving in the Philippines should have a valid and existing visas at the time of their entry. With exemptions to those qualified under the Balikbayan program under Republic Act No. 6768 or the Act Instituting the Balikbayan Program.

They should also have pre-booked accommodations in an accredited quarantine hotel or facility for at least seven nights. On the sixth day after they arrived in their quarantine hotel or facility, they must undergo a COVID-19 test.

According to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque the entry of these foreign nationals "will be subject to the maximum capacity of inbound passengers at the port and date of entry."

The necessary guidelines were formulated by the Bureau of Immigration in this regard.


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