The Philippine Government has declared a State of Calamity and Public Health Emergency in the Philippines due to COVID-Coronavirus disease. As result of said declaration, the Philippine Government is implementing the following measures:

• Foreign nationals arriving from Iran, Italy, China, Macau, Hong Kong, and North Gyeongsang including Daegu and Cheongdo of South Korea will not be allowed entry into the Philippines until further notice. Arriving foreign nationals from countries that are not covered by this restriction shall be allowed entry subject to applicable quarantine procedures;

• All inbound Filipino citizens including their foreign spouse and children, holders of Philippine permanent resident visa, and holders of diplomatic visa issued by the Philippine Government shall be allowed entry, subject to quarantine procedures;

• Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and foreign nationals shall be allowed to leave the Philippines at any time. If traveling within Luzon to depart at the international airports, OFWs and foreign nationals must present proof of international travel within twenty-four (24) hours from leaving. Foreign diplomats in the Philippines may be exempted from this regulation;

• Departing Filipino tourists, are temporarily not allowed to leave; and

• All Philippine Embassies and Consulates General have been instructed to temporarily suspend visa issuance until further notice. All previously issued visas are deemed to be cancelled except those issued to officials of Foreign Governments and International Organizations accredited to the Philippines and foreign spouses and children of Filipino nationals. The temporary suspension of the visas has no impact on foreign nationals that are already in the Philippines.