IATF Lifts Ban on Non essential Foreign Travel

Non-essential Foreign Travel for Filipinos will be Allowed Starting October 21

Your travel goals for 2020 can still be fulfilled!

The travels that you’ve missed out on during the lockdown might still be possible before the year ends!

The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) spokesperson Harry Roque has just announced that the government body will be lifting the ban on non-essential foreign travel for Filipinos beginning on October 21, CNN Philippines reports.

If you plan to jump on this opportunity to fly abroad, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Confirmed roundtrip ticket
  • Adequate travel and health insurance for those traveling on tourist visas
  • Sign an immigration declaration acknowledging the risks involved in traveling
  • Present a negative antigen result taken within 24 hours before departure, subject to the Department of Health (DoH) guidelines.

On your way home, you must also follow the existing rules for Filipinos returning from overseas. This includes undergoing quarantine in a dedicated isolation facility while waiting for your negative swab test result.

For more details, check out the IATF’s latest guidelines here.


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