Clarification on temporary travel ban for arriving foreign nationals

/ 08:28 AM March 26, 2020

Immigration station, NAIA. INQUIRER FILE

MARCH 23, 2020 — Further to the Philippine Consulate’s Advisory dated 19 March 2020, and DFA Foreign Service Circular No. 29-2020 dated 19 March 2020 regarding Temporary Suspension of Visa Issuance and Visa-free Privileges, please be advised of the following admission categories for incoming/arriving foreign spouses and children of Filipino nationals, effective 0000H, 22 March 2020:1

a.) Non-visa required spouse, and/or children, traveling with Filipino national. Admit under RA 6768 (Balikbayan)
b.) Non-visa required spouse, and/or children NOT traveling with Filipino national. Admit under EO 408 non-visa required nationals). If not traveling with the Filipino national, must show proof of marriage or filiation to be exempted.
c.) Visa required spouse, and/or
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children, with ENTRY traveling with Filipino national.

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Admit as per visa
d.) Visa required spouse, and/or children, with ENTRY VISA, NOT traveling with Filipino national. Admit as per visa
If not traveling with the Filipino national
, must show proof of marriage or filiation to be exempted.
e.) Visa required spouse, and/or children, NO ENTRY VISA, traveling with Filipino national. No Entry
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Excluded under Section 29(a)17 (for visa waiver)

f.) Visa required spouse, and/or children, NO ENTRY VISA, NOT traveling with Filipino national. No Entry

Excluded under Section 29(a)17 (for visa waiver)

1 Based on Bureau of Immigration Memorandum dated 21 March 2020.

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