PUBLIC ADVISORY: On the Temporary Suspension of Visa Issuance to Travelers from China and its Special Administrative Regions

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

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