Public Advisory: DFA Reports Another Country Lifting Border Restrictions 

PASAY CITY 26 July 2020 — This week, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) received a report confirming that Côte d'Ivoire in West Africa has resumed all domestic and international flights, but subjects all arriving and departing passengers to strict medical and other preventive measures. Previous information on travel restrictions for other countries and regions across the globe remain the same.

Meanwhile, non-essential outbound travel of Filipinos was again suspended by virtue of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management for Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) Resolution No. 57 effective 23 July 2020. Also, the Bureau of Immigration clarified that only foreigners under the following categories may enter the country effective 1 August: those who were issued immigrant visas under Section 13 of the Immigration act; those who acquired resident status under Republic Act 7919 or Alien Social Integration Act; those who availed of Executive Order 324 or Alien Legalization Program; and native-born foreign nationals.

With a few countries slated to open international flights starting 01 August 2020, the DFA advises the public to always check ahead of travel dates with the airlines that will be used as well as with relevant Embassies or Consulates before departure or before booking a ticket. END

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