Spouses Qualified under Balikbayan Program May Also Enter PH Again
Effective May 1, 2021, the Philippines will lift its entry ban on foreign nationals except those coming from India. India has been experiencing a massive surge in coronavirus cases and deaths.
However, according to Presidential Harry Roque, foreigners must fulfill the following requirements:
They must have a valid and existing visa at the time of entry, except for those qualified under the Balikbayan Program
They must have a pre-booked accommodation for at least 7 nights in an accredited quarantine hotel or facility
They should be tested for the novel coronavirus in their quarantine facility on the sixth day from the date of their arrival
They are subject to the maximum capacity of inbound passengers (1,500 per day) at the port and date of entry
Be aware that Roque closed his announcement with the following statement:
“The Commissioner of Immigration shall have the exclusive prerogative to decide on the waiver or recall of exclusion orders of foreign nationals, subject to regular reporting to the IATF Secretariat,” Roque said.
No mention is made regarding Tourist Visas. An example of an existing visa would be the 13 (a) Permanent Visa.