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15 JANUARY 2021

With reference to the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) Resolution No. 94 issued on January 14, 2021, the entry travel restrictions for passengers coming from or transiting through the following countries with reported cases of the new SARS-CoV-2 variants shall be extended until January 31, 2021.

In addition, the entry travel restriction regulation shall include the United Arab Emirates and Hungary starting 00:01 of January 16, 2021 with reference to IATF Resolution No. 94-A. Passengers already in transit or who have been to the said countries within 14 days before arriving the country, and arriving before 00:01 of January 16, 2021, shall be allowed entry but are required to undergo absolute facility-based 14-day quarantine regardless of negative RT-PCR test result.

Subject to the rule on unaccompanied minors, all Filipino passengers coming from or who have been to any of the following countries within 14 days from their scheduled arrival in the Philippines shall be permitted entry but shall be required to undergo an absolute facility-based 14-day quarantine regardless of negative RT-PCR test result upon arrival.

Countries with include:

  • United Kingdom
  • Denmark
  • Ireland
  • Japan
  • Australia
  • Israel
  • The Netherlands
  • China
  • Hong Kong, SAR
  • Switzerland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Lebanon
  • Singapore
  • Sweden
  • South Korea
  • South Africa
  • Canada
  • Spain
  • United States of America
  • Portugal
  • India
  • Finland
  • Norway
  • Jordan
  • Brazil
  • Austria
  • Pakistan
  • Jamaica
  • Luxembourg
  • Oman
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Hungary

All passengers, whether Filipinos or foreigners, transiting only through any of the aforementioned countries with imposed temporary entry restrictions may be permitted entry and need not complete the 14-day facility-based quarantine, provided they stayed in the airport the whole time and were not given clearance for entry into any of the covered countries by its immigration authorities. Passengers arriving from countries not included in the restricted countries shall follow existing arrival procedures at MCIA.

All passengers are advised to follow health and safety protocols when travelling through MCIA in compliance with the existing regulations mandated by the national government and the IATF.