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 06 July 2021, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (“DICT”) released Advisory  No. 2021 – 14, “Third 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,” wherein the  Department extended until 15 July 2021 the temporary suspension on the processing of requests for endorsement  to the DFA for TBE to the country of FNs coming from or who have been to the aforementioned seven (7) travel restricted countries in compliance with the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious  Diseases (“IATF-MEID”) Resolution No. 123 dated 28 June 2021 and the Bureau of Immigration (“BI”) Advisory  on the Revised Guidelines Per IATF-MEID Resolution No. 123, series of 2021. Both issuances stipulated that the  temporary travel ban on all passengers or travelers with travel history from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka,  Bangladesh, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates was extended until 15 July 2021.  

Now, pursuant to the IATF-MEID Resolution No. 126 dated 13 July 2021, which extended until 31 July 2021 the  temporary travel restrictions imposed on all those coming from or who have been to the seven (7) above-stated countries, and the BI Advisory on the Revised Quarantine Guidelines Per IATF-MEID Resolution No. 126, series  of 2021 and Memorandum from Executive Secretary dated 14 July 2021, which provided for the same, please be  advised that 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 is also extended until 31 July 2021. 

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