Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque has announced in a live press briefing today that starting Saturday, May 1, 2021, foreign nationals will be allowed to enter the Philippines subject to conditions set by the IATF.
As per IATF Resolution No. 113, foreign nationals allowed under previous IATF resolutions shall be allowed to enter the Philippines subject that the traveler will meet the following conditions:
- With valid and existing visa at the time of entry, except for those qualified under the Balikbayan program under RA No. 6768 or the Act Instituting the Balikbayan Program
- With pre-booked accommodation for at least 7 nights in an accredited quarantine hotel/facility
- Subject to COVID-19 testing at the quarantine hotel/facility on the 6th day from the date of arrival
- Subject to the maximum capacity of inbound passengers at the port and date of entry
The permission of entry for foreign nationals comes with the exception for travelers from India, as per the travel restriction that was recently imposed by IATF Resolution No. 112. Due to the rising cases in India, all passengers coming from the country and those with a travel history to India within the last 14 days prior to arrival shall not be allowed to enter the Philippines from April 29, 2021 to May 14, 2021.