IATF eases travel restrictions on foreigners coming in, Filipinos leaving
A passenger sits alone at the NAIA Terminal 1 on May 3, 2020 after a suspension of international flights.
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IATF eases travel restrictions on foreigners coming in, Filipinos leaving

Bella Perez-Rubio (Philstar.com) - October 23, 2020 - 1:05pm

MANILA, Philippines — The COVID-19 task force is allowing the entry of foreign nationals with investors' visas into the country starting November 1 while outbound Filipino travelers are no longer required to take antigen tests before departure. 

Under Resolution 80 of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, the following foreign nationals are allowed to enter the country: 

  • Those with visas issued by the Bureau of Immigration pursuant to EO No. 226 or the Omnibus Investments Code, as ammended, and Republic Act No. 8756
  • Those with 47(a)(2) visas issued by the Department of Justice 
  • Those with visas issued by Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport Authority, and Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority 

These are the conditions for entry: 

  • must have valid and existing visa at the time of the entry
  • must have a pre-booked accredited quarantine facility
  • subject to the maximum capacity of inbound passengers at the port and date of entry
  • must follow applicable immigration laws, rules and regulations

Meanwhile, under the same resolution, Filipinos traveling abroad are no longer required to present a negative result for an antigen test taken 24 hours before departure. 

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