ADVISORY on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

04 February 2020 (Pacific Standard Time) – In line with the Department of Foreign Affairs’ urgent reminders to Filipinos worldwide regarding the 2019-nCoV Acute Respiratory Disease, the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco urges Filipinos and Filipino Americans within its consular jurisdiction to monitor advisories issued by the Governments of the Philippines and the United States, especially those who are travelling to and from the Philippines, and the U.S.

Filipinos and Filipino Americans are advised to check Philippine Government announcements and advisories that affect entry into the Philippines of all travelers, especially those coming directly from within the Peoples’ Republic of China (including Hong Kong and Macau), as well as those transiting through these territories.

Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs

Philippine Civil Aeronautics Board Advisory

Temporary Suspension of Visa Issuance to Travelers from China and its Special Administrative Regions

In view of the developing situation of the 2019 n-CoV) in China and its Special Administrative Regions, the Philippine Embassies and Consulates worldwide are temporarily suspending the issuance of visas, effective immediately, to the following:

  • Foreign nationals directly coming from China and its Special Administrative Regions; and
  • Foreign nationals, who, within fourteen (14) days immediately preceding arrival in the Philippines, have been to China, and its Special Administrative Regions.

Foreign nationals with visa-free entry privileges to the Philippines, falling under above-mentioned categories, are likewise covered by the temporary travel ban imposed by the Philippine Government.

For further information on the 2019 n-CoV, please monitor announcements and advisories on:

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