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 25 May 2021, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (“DICT”) released Advisory No. 2021-09, “Temporary Suspension on the Processing of Requests of Foreign Nationals with Travel History from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates 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 15 May 2021 until 31 May 2021 in line with the Memorandum from Executive Secretary Salvador C. Medialdea dated 14 May 2021 regarding the Imposition of Travel Restrictions on Travelers from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Oman and the United Arab Emirates to Prevent the Entry of the SARS-COV-2 B.1.617 Variant First Detected in India. The said Memorandum dated 14 May 2021 provided for a temporary travel ban from 15 May 2021 until 31 May 2021 for all those who will be coming from or who have been to the previously mentioned seven (7) countries within fourteen (14) days prior to arrival in the Philippines.

Now, pursuant to the Memorandum from Executive Secretary Medialdea dated 31 May 2021 on the Extension of the Imposition of Travel Restrictions on Travelers from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates to Prevent the Entry of the SARS-COV-2 B.1.617 Variant First Detected in India, which extended the temporary travel ban on all passengers or travelers with travel history from the seven (7) aforementioned countries until 15 June 2021, please be advised that the DICT will also be extending until 15 June 2021 the temporary suspension on the processing of requests for endorsement to the DFA for TBE to the Philippines of FNs coming from or who have been to India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates.

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ADVISORY NO. 2021 – 11 : EXTENSION OF THE TEMPORARY SUSPENSION ON THE PROCESSING OF REQUESTS OF FOREIGN NATIONALS WITH TRAVEL HISTORY FROM INDIA, PAKISTAN, NEPAL, SRI LANKA, BANGLADESH, OMAN, AND THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES FOR ENDORSEMENT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS FOR TRAVEL BAN EXEMPTIONS TO THE PHILIPPINES