According to Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) Resolution No. 85, select foreign nationals may be allowed visa-free entry under the “Balikbayan Privilege” starting December 7, 2020, with the following provisions:

  1. These foreign nationals are allowed visa-free entry under Executive Order No. 408 s. 1960;
  2. The foreign nationals are either spouses or children (regardless of age) of Filipino citizens or former Filipino citizens (Balikbayan) and are traveling together with the Balikbayan to the Philippines;
  3. Presentation of the following:
    • old Philippine passport or birth certificate of the Filipino or former Filipino traveler to the Immigration Officer (IO) upon arrival in the PH;
    • proof of filiation of the foreign national (i.e. birth certificate, marriage certificate) to the Filipino or former Filipino to the IO;
    • proof of pre-booked accredited quarantine facility
    • pre-booked COVID-19 testing
    • onward ticket


IATF Resolution No. 85 Series of 2020, November 26, 2020

Bureau of Immigration Press Release dated November 28, 2020