The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) released Resolution No. 100 on 18 February 2021 which announced the latest guidelines on arrival of foreigners in the country.

Provisions for SRRV and 9A visa holders

Foreigners holding Special Resident Retiree’s Visa (SRRV) and 9A visas are allowed to enter the Philippines as long as they have an endorsement from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). SRRV holders need to send a letter request for endorsement to reentryrequest@pra.gov.ph addressed to the Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA)’s General Manager, Atty. Bienvenido K. Chy, attaching the following supporting documents:

  1. Passport bio-page;
  2. SRRV in the passport;
  3. Front and back copies of the SRRV ID

The PRA shall submit the letter request to the Department of Tourism (DOT), who shall then endorse the request to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). Should the DFA approves the request, it shall issue an endorsement which the SRRV holder should present during arrival to the Philippines.

Other long-term visa holders allowed entry the the PH effective immediately

Foreign nationals holding other valid long-term Philippine visas are allowed to enter the Philippines as long as their visas are valid and existing at the time of re-entry. This includes 9G visa holders who were not allowed re-entry based on the previous IATF resolutions.

Requirement for re-entry still remains

Those who are eligible to enter the Philippines shall be required of the following:

  1. Valid Special Return Certificate (SRC)*;
  2. Valid ACR I-Card*;
  3. Proof of confirmed booking at any of the accredited quarantine facilities for at least 6 nights;

*Only for I-Card holders.

Sources:

IATF Resolution No. 100, 13 February 2021

PRA Letter with Subject: “Philippine Travel Ban for Foreign Nationals including SRRV holders.”