This is with regard to the requests of Foreign Nationals (FNs) for endorsement to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) for Travel Ban Exemptions (TBE) to the Philippines.

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) refers to the following:

  • The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) Resolution No. 103 dated 18 March 2021, wherein the entry of FNs into the country will be temporarily suspended from 22 March 2021 to 21 April 2021;
  • The IATF-MEID National Task Force Against COVID-19 (NTF COVID-19) Memorandum Circular No. 6 dated 18 March 2021 on the Temporary Suspension of Travel into the Philippines, wherein the temporary suspension of entry of FNs into the country from
    22 March 2021 to 21 April 2021 was also provided; and
  • The Letter dated 19 March 2021 from DFA Undersecretary for Civilian Security and Consular Affairs Brigido J. Dulay on the Suspension of Processing of Entry Exemption Requests from
    22 March 2021 to 21 April 2021, wherein National Government Agencies (NGAs) were advised not to send any endorsements during the said period as they will be disregarded.

In line with the abovementioned, please be advised that the DICT will also be suspending the processing of requests of FNs for endorsements to the DFA for TBE to the Philippines from
22 March 2021 until 21 April 2021.    

The foregoing issuances are annexed to this Advisory for reference. Please be guided accordingly.

For a copy of the document, click the link below:

ADVISORY NO. 2021 – 04 : TEMPORARY SUSPENSION ON THE PROCESSING OF REQUESTS OF FOREIGN NATIONALS FOR ENDORSEMENT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS FOR TRAVEL BAN EXEMPTIONS TO THE PHILIPPINES