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 August 2021, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (“DICT”) issued Advisory No. 2021 – 19, “Extension of the Temporary Suspension on the Processing of Requests of Foreign Nationals with Travel History from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand for Endorsement to the Department of Foreign Affairs for Travel Ban Exemptions to the Philippines,” wherein the Department extended until 15 August 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 ten (10) travel restricted countries in compliance with the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (“IATF-MEID”) Resolution No. 130 dated 29 July 2021.
Now, pursuant to the IATF-MEID Resolution No. 133 dated 12 August 2021, which extended until 31 August 2021 the temporary travel restrictions imposed on all those coming from or who have been to the ten (10) above stated countries, and the Bureau of Immigration (“BI”) Advisory on the Revised Guidelines Per IATF-MEID Resolution No. 133, series of 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 with travel history from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand is also extended until 31 August 2021.
The foregoing issuances are annexed to this Advisory for reference. Please be guided accordingly.