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.
On 27 March 2021, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (“DICT”) released
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,” wherein the Department indicated
that it shall be suspending the processing of requests of FNs for endorsement to the DFA for TBE to the
Philippines from 22 March 2021 until 21 April 2021 in line with the following issuances:
(i) The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (“IATFMEID”) 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;
(ii) 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
(iii) 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.
Now, pursuant to the IATF-MEID Resolution No. 110 dated 15 April 2021, which amended the IATFMEID Resolution No. 103 dated 18 March 2021 and extended the temporary suspension of entry of FNs
into the country from 22 March 2021 until 30 April 2021, please be advised that the DICT will also
be extending the temporary suspension on the processing of requests of FNs for endorsement to
the DFA for TBE to the Philippines from 22 March 2021 until 30 April 2021.
For a copy of the document, Click the link below:
ADVISORY NO. 2021 – 05 : EXTENSION OF THE 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