The public is informed of the latest testing and quarantine regulation applicable to all arriving international passengers effective 0001H (Manila time) of 08 May 2021 pursuant to Resolution No.114 of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF-EID), as follows:
- A mandatory 14-day quarantine will be imposed on all arriving travellers --- 10 days in an accredited hotel or quarantine facility upon arrival (Day 1), and the remaining 4 days of isolation (Day 11- Day 14) at home or in their hotels provided their RT-PCR test results taken on Day 7 are negative.
- Visitors will have to complete the minimum 10-day stay in the government-accredited quarantine facility even if the Day 7 RT-PCR test returns negative.
- The revised regulations will be in effect in all ports of entry and shall be applicable to all international arrivals regardless of vaccination status.
The new measures announced by Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque in a May 7 briefing are part of Philippine Government efforts to contain the spread of more infectious variants of the SARS CoV-2 virus that causes Covid-19. Prior to the announcement of this new rule, arriving visitors were required to undergo a 7-day hotel quarantine with an RT-PCR test being taken on Day 6.
Please be guided accordingly.
The public is informed that the Philippine Bureau of Immigration, pursuant to a 05 May 2021 Memorandum from the Office of the Executive Secretary, has included Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in its list of countries with imposed travel restrictions in relation to the SARS CoV-2 B.1.617 variant of Covid-19.
All passengers coming from or who have been to Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka within 14 days immediately preceding arrival in the Philippines shall be prohibited from entering the country effective 0001H of 07 May 2021 Manila time, until 2359H of 14 May 2021.
Travellers who have been to Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh within 14 days immediately preceding travel to the Philippines, but arriving before 0001H of 07 May 2021 Manila time shall not be barred from entry but shall be required to undergo an absolute facility-based fourteen-day quarantine period notwithstanding a negative RT-PCR test result.
Filipinos and foreign travellers merely transiting through the abovementioned countries shall not be deemed as having come from those countries provided, that they stay in the airport the entire time of transit and were not cleared for entry into these countries by its immigration authorities. Upon arrival in the Philippines, these passengers need not complete a full 14-day facility-based quarantine but shall comply with existing testing and quarantine protocols of the national government.
The Board of Foreign Service Examinations (BFSE) of the Department of Foreign Affairs announces the conduct of the 2021 Foreign Service Officer Examinations to recruit candidates for appointment to the position of Foreign Service Officer, Class-IV.
Passers of the FSO examinations become officers of the Philippine Foreign Service and are eligible for domestic and foreign assignment by the Department of Foreign Affairs. Interested applicants must meet specific criteria and pass a series of rigorous written tests and oral examinations to prove their mental aptitude, decorum, and strength of character to be considered for the position.