02 February 2020- In view of the developing situation of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019 n-CoV) in China and its Special Administrative Regions, the Philippine Embassy in Washington D.C. is temporarily suspending the issuance of visas, effective immediately, to the following:
- Foreign nationals directly coming from China and its Special Administrative Regions; and,
- Foreign nationals, who, within fourteen (14) days immediately preceding arrival in the Philippines, have been to China and its Special Administrative Regions.
Foreign nationals with visa-free entry privileges to the Philippines, including US Passport holders, but falling under above-mentioned categories, are likewise covered by the temporary travel ban imposed by the Philippine Government. END