Public Advisory: On the Temporary Suspension of Visa Issuance to Travelers from China and its Special Administrative Regions

02 February 2020 – In view of the developing situation of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019 n-CoV)  in China and its Special Administrative Regions, the Philippine Foreign Service Posts are temporarily suspending the issuance of visas, effective immediately, to the following:

  • Foreign nationals directly coming from China and its Special Administrative Regions; and
  • Foreign nationals, who, within fourteen (14) days immediately preceding arrival in the Philippines, have been to China, and its Special Administrative Regions.

Foreign nationals with visa-free entry privileges to the Philippines, falling under above-mentioned categories, are likewise covered by the temporary travel ban imposed by the Philippine Government. END