PH extends travel ban on foreign nationals to Jan. 31

PH extends travel ban on foreign nationals to Jan. 31

/ 10:45 AM January 26, 2021


The Philippines extended its travel restrictions on foreign nationals to Jan. 31 due to confirmed cases of new COVID-19 variants in at least 34 countries, including the United States.

The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) approved the recommendation to extend until January 31, 2021 the entry travel restrictions and the rules applicable to all travelers coming from or transiting through the following countries/jurisdictions:


  1. The United Kingdom
    b. Denmark
    c. Ireland
    d. Japan
    e. Australia
    f. Israel
    g. The Netherlands
    h. The People’s Republic of China, including Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
    i. Switzerland
    j. France
    k. Germany
    l. Iceland
    m. Italy
    n. Lebanon
    o. Singapore
    p. Sweden
    q. South Korea
    r. South Africa
    s. Canada
    t. Spain
    u. United States of America
    v. Portugal
    w. India
    x. Finland
    y. Norway
    z. Jordan
    aa. Brazil
    bb. Austria
    cc. Pakistan
    dd. Jamaica
    ee. Luxembourg
    ff. Oman

For the duration of the travel ban, Filipinos and dual citizens are allowed entry to the Philippines. However, if they’re coming from any of the 34 listed countries, they are required to complete a 14-day quarantine.

Foreign nationals seeking medical care and their escorts, diplomats and foreign dignitaries are also exempted.


Moreover, any individual arriving in the Philippines who may have received vaccination for COVID-19 in other countries is still required to observe the mandatory testing and quarantine protocols.

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