Imposition of Travel Restriction on Travelers from Indonesia
The public is informed of Items A, B, and C of Memorandum from the Executive Secretary dated 14 July 2021 and IATF Resolution No. 125-A dated 08 July 2021, recommending the imposition of restrictions on travelers from Indonesia due to the incidence therein of COVID-19 cases caused by the B.1.617 variant of the SARS-COV-2, also known as the Delta variant, as follows:
A. All passengers coming from or who have been to Indonesia within fourteen (14) days immediately preceding arrival in the Philippines, except Filipinos returning pursuant to government-initiated repatriation programs or as part of non-government repatriation programs and special commercial flights allowed under existing IATF resolutions, shall be prohibited from entering the country effective 1201H of 16 July 2021 Manila time until 2359H of 31 July 2021.
B. Effective immediately, all passengers in transit coming from, or who have been to Indonesia within 14 days immediately preceding arrival in the Philippines, arriving before 1201H of 16 July 2021 Manila time, shall not be prohibited from entering the Philippines but shall be required to undergo an absolute facility-based 14-day quarantine period notwithstanding a negative Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) result.
C. Filipino and foreign passengers merely transiting through Indonesia shall be subject to the following rules:
1. All passengers, whether Filipinos or foreigners, merely transiting through Indonesia shall not be deemed as having come from or having been to said country, provided that they stayed in the airport the whole time and were not cleared for entry into such country by its immigration authorities; and
2. Upon arrival in the Philippines, passengers covered by the immediately preceding paragraph need not complete a full 14-day facility-based quarantine, but shall comply with existing testing and quarantine protocols of the national government.
Except for Diplomatic Visas, all other visa issuances will remain on hold for affected applicants for the duration of the ban.
15 July 2021, Dubai UAE.