Foreigners from Faroe Islands and The Netherlands
Temporarily banned starting Nov 16 until Nov 30
From the Philippine Bureau of Immigration’s Nov. 12 Press Release here’s an update on the latest “Green,” “Yellow,” and “Red” Country List
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced that they will be implementing the most recent directive on the new country risk classification lists starting November 16 until November 30.
In an advisory, BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said that in compliance to the latest InterAgency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF), Faroe Islands and The Netherlands are placed in the country’s red list.
Those in the red list, or have been there in the last 14 days prior to arrival, are barred from entering the Philippines.
Filipinos coming from the two countries may be allowed entry as assisted by government or non-government-initiated repatriation flights or bayanihan flights.
According to the IATF, included in the Green List are:
American Samoa, Bhutan, Chad, China (Mainland), Comoros, Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Falkland Islands (Malvinas), Federated States of Micronesia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau
Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region of China), India, Indonesia, Japan
Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, Mali, Marshall Islands, Montserrat, Morocco
Namibia, Niger, Northern Mariana Islands, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Paraguay
Rwanda, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sint Eustatius,
South Africa, Sudan
Taiwan, Togo, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
All other countries, territories, and jurisdictions not included in the Green and Red lists are under the Yellow List.
Morente reiterated that the general travel restrictions remain in effect, and tourists are not yet allowed to enter.
“Following IATF resolutions, currently, only Filipinos, balikbayans, and foreigners with valid and existing visas that would be coming from countries under the green or yellow list may be allowed to enter the Philippines,” said Morente.
If part of allowable classes, those coming from Green or Yellow countries may be allowed to enter will be subject to applicable quarantine and testing protocols as implemented by the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ.)