August 5th, 2020 More International Airports Open for Filipinos Amidst MECQ

Essential travel remains open in the Philippines despite the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte to place Metro Manila and nearby provinces to stricter quarantine measures. In fact, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced more international airports opening up for Filipino travelers.

August 4th, 2020 COVID-19 Metro Manila Reverts to Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine until August 18

President Rodrigo Duterte heeds the call of medical groups calling for stricter quarantine measures in the Philippines. A Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ), the second highest health measure, will be implemented in Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, and Bulacan starting 4 August until 18 August.

July 29th, 2020 More International Flights Slated to Open in August

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) received a report confirming that Côte d'Ivoire in West Africa has resumed all domestic and international flights. The country however subjects all arriving and departing passengers to strict medical and other preventive measures.

July 22nd, 2020 Update on PH Travel Restrictions, Commercial and Charter Flights

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirms that of the 177 countries/territories across the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, and Middle East/Africa included in the updated infographics on Travel Restrictions, 31 have already lifted the inbound border restrictions on Filipino travels.

July 22nd, 2020 Philippines to Open More "Green Lanes" for Seafarers

MARINA Administrator Robert Empedrad said more ‘green lanes’ will be opened soon in various ports of the country.

July 16th, 2020 Philippines Signs International Crew Change Pact

Thirteen (13) countries , including the Philippines, agree to an international measure which opens up foreign borders and boost repatriation efforts of seafarers. The pact was signed after an international crew change summit was held at the United Kingdom last week.

July 16th, 2020 COVID-19 Community Quarantine Extended until July 31

The Philippine Government extends National Capital Region’s quarantine measures under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) until July 31, while Cebu City's lockdown measures is eased.

July 8th, 2020 Philippine Government Opens Green Lanes for Seafarers

The Philippine government establishes a ‘green lane’ for seafarers in a bid to speed up the crew change processing. The special lane allows safe travel of seafarers subject to health protocols. It began operating last week, 02 July 2020.