- Holders of valid Chinese residence permits for European countries can apply for an entry visa for free.
- Those without one or whose residence permits have already expired, will most likely still need an Official PU Invitation Letter to apply for an entry visa.
This summary was prepared using information obtained from Chinese embassy.
- On August 7, Foreign nationals can now travel India with “Air bubble” scheme for Business, medical and Employment purposes from countries where Air bubble arrangements have been made (Currently US, UK, Germany and France). Indian nationals can travel to countries where Air bubble arrangements has been made on any type of visa.
- It is also to be noted that scheduled flights are not operational yet and have been further banned until August 31, 2020.
This summary was prepared using information obtained from Ministry of Home Affairs.
- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) released a Public Advisory with regard to temporary travel restrictions for inbound and outbound passengers as follows:
|a) Allowed to enter the Philippines||
|Must apply for an entry visa*||Upon compliance with the 4 IATF conditions**|
|Foreign spouse and minor children of Filipinos||✔||✔|
|Children with special needs (regardless of age) of Filipinos||✔||✔|
|Foreign parent of minor Filipinos||✔||✔|
|Foreign parent of Filipino children with special needs (regardless of age)||✔||✔|
|Accredited foreign government and international organization officials and their dependents||❌||✔|
|Foreign airline crew members||❌||❌|
|Foreign seafarers with 9(c) visa||❌||✔|
|Foreign nationals with the following long-term visas:
§ Sec.13 series visas under of Commonwealth Act No. 613 (CA 613)
§ RA 7919 visa
§ EO 324 visa
§ Native-born visa
§ Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) in relation to Sec.13(a), CA 613
§ TRV for Indian nationals married to Filipinos (Memorandum Order Nos. ADD-01-38 and ADD-02-15)
§ Permanent Resident Visa (PRV) for Chinese nationals married to Filipinos [Memorandum Order No. MCL-07-021]
* This includes those who previously enjoyed visa-free privileges. Those with existing valid visas need not be issued new ones.
** The 4 IATF conditions are: (1) Must have a valid and existing visa at the time of entry; (2) Must have a pre-booked accredited quarantine facility; (3) Must have a pre-booked COVID-19 testing provider; and (4) Must be subject to the maximum capacity of inbound passengers as set by the National Task Force for COVID-19 (NTF).
|b) Allowed to exit the Philippines|
|Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) *|
|Filipinos who are Permanent visa holders *|
|Filipino students enrolled abroad and participants accepted in exchange visitor programs *|
|Essential travel of Filipinos for business and work, medical, emergency and other humanitarian reasons * subject to:
§ Sufficient supporting documents;
§ Execution of a Declaration acknowledging the risks involved in travelling including risk of delay in their return trip to be provided at the check-in counters by the airlines; and
Upon return, compliance with the Guidelines for Returning Overseas Filipinos issued by the National Task Force (NTF)
* Does not apply where destination has exiting travel restriction
Note that all departing immigrants and non-immigrants with approved and implemented visas but awaiting release of their Alien Certificate of Registration Identity Card (ACR I-Card) are not required to secure an ACR I-Card Waiver Order during this Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ).
Foreign nationals should present the following the BI Officer at the airport during departure:
- Passport with valid visa, as indicated in the implementation stamp;
- Official receipts (original or photocopy) of their:
- ACR I-Card Waiver Application Fee; and
- Emigration Clearance Certificate (ECC) with Returning Permit (RP) or Special Resident Certificate (SRC), whichever is applicable.
These documents should be safe kept by the departing foreign nationals as the same will be needed when they re-enter the Philippines under their respective visas.
No source available at the time of writing.
Disclaimer: The above information is provided for general information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. If you have any further inquiries regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Debra Jane Beynon, Regional Immigration Manager (APAC).
Europe, Middle East and Africa
- Switzerland: From October, Large-scale events to be permitted under strict conditions and with a permit.
This summary was prepared using information obtained from The Federal Office.
Disclaimer: The above information is provided for general information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. If you have any further inquiries regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Laxmi Vikraman, Regional Immigration Manager (EMEA).
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