New York – The Philippine Consulate in New York advised that foreign passengers are prohibited from entering the Philippines effective 3 January 2021, 12:01 AM until 15 January 2021, if they are coming from the US, or have been to the US within 14 days prior to their arrival.
In a press release, the Philippine Consulate said that if already in transit and will arrive before 3 January 2021, 12:01 AM, a foreign national may be admitted into the Philippines but shall be required to undergo an absolute facility-based 14-day quarantine period, notwithstanding a negative RT-PCR test result.
Filipino citizens, including dual citizens, will be allowed to enter the Philippines at any time but they shall be required to undergo an absolute facility-based 14-day quarantine period, notwithstanding a negative RT-PCR test result.
Filipinos in the US Northeast are reminded of the limited quarantine facilities in place and are thus strongly urged to reconsider travel plans to the Philippines for the duration of the travel restrictions.
IMPORTANT: All passengers, Filipinos or foreigners alike, merely transiting through the United States or any of the countries covered by the Memorandum of the Executive Secretary, dated 29 December 2020, and other succeeding memos, shall not be deemed as having come from or having been to that country, provided the passengers stayed in the airport the whole time and they were not cleared for entry by the immigration authorities of the said country covered by the Philippine travel restrictions.# (Press Release from the Philippine Consulate General in New York; photo by Lambert Parong)