Philippines limits incoming travel for one month

Inbound travel to the Philippines for foreign nationals and returning non-overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) has been suspended from March 20 to April 19, 2021.

The decision was made following a directive from the Philippine National Task Force Against Covid-19 (NTF) on Tuesday.

Philippines has also ordered international inbound arrivals at Ninoy Aquino International Airport to be limited to a maximum of 1,500 passengers per day – for all airlines combined – from 8:00 am on March 18 to 8:00 am on April 19, 2021, in line with a directive issued by the Philippines Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB).

According to the NTF circular, travel exemptions can be given for the following:

> Holders of 9(C) visas (seafarers)

> Medical repatriation and their escort/s endorsed by the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs-Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs (DFA-OUMWA) or the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA)

> Distressed returning overseas Filipinos endorsed by DFA-OUMWA

> Emergency and humanitarian cases

> Flight suspensions


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