Gov’t allows non-essential foreign travel by Filipinos but subject to certain conditions

(Eagle News) — The Philippine government has lifted the suspension on non-essential travel by Filipinos.

But the non-essential outbound travel should be subject to the following conditions:

  • Traveler should submit confirmed round-trip tickets for those travelling on tourist visas
  • Traveler should have adequate travel and health insurance to cover rebooking and accommodation expenses if stranded, and hospitalization in case of infection, in such amount as may be determined by the Department of Tourism
  • Traveler should be allowed entry by the destination country in accordance with their travel, health and quarantine restrictions
  • Traveler should execute a declaration acknowledging the risks involved in traveling, including the risk of delay in their return trip, to be provided for in the check-in counters of the airlines
  • Upon return, traveler should follow the guidelines made by the national task force for returning overseas Filipinos

“All of the foregoing is without prejudice to the exercise of the mandate of the Bureau of Immigration prior to departure,” the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases said.