Global Immigration updates for Ireland and the Philippines.
On February 1, 2021, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced travel restrictions imposed on the 36 countries with reported cases of the new Covid-19 variant have been lifted.
Passengers allowed to travel to and from the Philippines are listed here.
Under the IATF Resolution No. 97 dated January 28, 2021, the foreign nationals allowed to enter shall be subject to the following conditions:
- Must have a valid and existing visa at the time of entry, except for those qualified under the Balikbayan Program under Republic Act No. 6768 or the Act Instituting the Balikbayan Program.
- Must have pre-booked accommodation for at least seven nights in a quarantine hotel/facility accredited by the Department of Health (DOH).
- Subject to Covid-19 testing at the quarantine hotel/facility on the sixth day from the date of arrival.
- Subject to the maximum capacity of inbound passengers at the port and date of entry.
This summary was prepared using information from the Manilla Times.
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).
As of January 29, 2021, the Irish government has temporarily ceased accepting new visa/pre-clearance applications.
While it’s possible to apply for an Irish visa/pre-clearance online, these temporary measures mean applicants will not be able to complete the process at their local embassy/Visa Facilitation Services (VFS) office.
Please note that any application made online will remain valid until restrictions are lifted.
Click the link below to find exceptions to these measures and nationals required for an entry or transit visa before traveling to Ireland.
This summary was prepared using information obtained from the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service.
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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