The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) released Resolution No. 94 which extends the on-going travel ban on foreigners from the following countries until 31 January 2021:
- United Kingdom
- The Netherlands
- People’s Republic of China, including Hong Kong SAR
- South Korea
- South Africa
- United States of America
- United Arab Emirates
- Czech Republic – added as per Memorandum from the Executive Secretary dated Jan 26 2021
Aside from barring foreign arrivals directly from the above-listed countries, the current ban also affects those who came from these countries within 14 days from arrival in the Philippines. Example: a foreign national who came from Japan and made a side trip to Indonesia before coming to Manila would not be allowed entry if his departure from Japan is less than 14 days from his arrival in the Philippines.
This also covers foreign nationals who hold valid visas which were previously exempted from the travel ban.
Processing of Travel Ban Exemption (TBE) request from travellers from any of the countries included in the ban is temporarily suspended until further notice as the DFA has also temporarily suspended grant of exemption for foreigners from said countries.
Inter-Agency Task Force Resolution No. 94 Series of 2021
Memorandum From The Executive Secretary: “Additional Measures to be Observed Relative to the New SARS-COV-2 Variants”. 15 January 2021