The Philippine government will lift the entry ban for foreign nationals from August 1 and grant them access to their territory, although it will maintain a number of restrictions on this group, as Presidency spokesman Harry Roque reports.
The intergovernmental task force tasked with fighting infectious diseases approved the new entry policy for foreign citizens on Thursday. In accordance with this new regulation, entry of foreign nationals will be allowed again from August 1st, albeit with restrictions.
Foreign citizens who already had a visa before the ban or those who have a long-stay visa are allowed to enter the country. Foreign nationals who are covered by Section 13 of Commonwealth Law 613, Law 7919 of the Republic of the Philippines and Executive Order 324 are therefore eligible to enter the Philippines.
These provisions include permanent residents, wives and husbands married to Filipinos, and children of couples with a Filipino parent who are under the age of 21. The authorities will not issue new visas.