PUBLIC SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENT

The Philippine government announced the Enhanced Community Quarantine of Luzon to contain the spread of the COVID-19.

All persons (foreign nationals, OFWs, balikbayans), regardless of nationality, except for Filipino tourists, may now fly out of the country at any time provided they travel only to the airport within 24 hours of the date and time of their departure. Outgoing passengers must provide documents of their departure, such as an electronic ticket or flight itinerary.

Outbound passengers may be accompanied only by one companion to and from the airport, who shall likewise carry a copy of such e-ticket or itinerary.

Select Hotels To Remain Open

Hotels and similar establishments shall remain closed under the guidelines of the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine, except for the following:

1. Those with foreign guests that have existing booking accommodations as of March 17, 2020;

2. Those with checked-in guests on long-term leases;

3. Those accommodating employees from exempted establishments under the provisions of the March 16, 2020 Memorandum from the Executive Secretary.

Hotels and similar establishments, except for those classified in #3 above, are not allowed to accept new bookings.

For any concern, inquiry, or clarification, travelers may message the DOT Official Facebook page.