MANILA, Philippines — Starting May 1, the Philippines will be lifting its ban on the entry of foreign nationals except for those coming from India or with a history of travel to India, Malacañang said Friday.
Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the country’s task force against COVID-19 has approved the entry of foreign nationals but will be subject to the following conditions:
they must have a valid and existing visa, except for those under Balikbayan Program
they must have pre-booked accommodation for at least seven nights in an accredited quarantine hotel or facility
they must be subject to COVID-19 testing on the sixth day of arrival
they are subject to the maximum capacity of inbound passengers (1,500 per day) at the port and the date of entry
“All these are without prejudice to immigrations, rules, and regulations. The Commissioner of Immigration shall have the exclusive prerogative to decide on the waiver or recall of exclusion orders of foreign nationals, subject to regular reporting to the IATF Secretariat,” Roque said.