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The Philippine Department of Tourism (PDOT) is ensuring that tourism stakeholders implement the safety protocols and series of precautionary measures set by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Department of Health (DOH). PDOT is also promoting habits that the public can adapt to contain the spread of the COVID-19.

Currently, there are temporary travel bans in place and other measures to reduce the risk of imported cases and community transmission, such as:

Enhanced Community Quarantine or ECQ

ECQ, commonly known as Shelter In Place, is still in placed in the Northern part of the Philippines (e.g., Metro Manila, Benguet, Pangasinan, Batangas, etc) plus other major cities in the country up to May 15, 2020.

Temporary Travel Bans

There is a temporary travel ban on foreigners entering the country. Only OFWs, repatriating Filipinos, their foreign spouses and children (provided that the foreign spouse and children are traveling with the Filipino national), and foreign government or international organization officials accredited by the Philippines are allowed to enter the country.


For more information, you may visit our Philippine Advisory Update at –

Once travel restrictions are lifted, celebrate with a visit to the Philippines, and see why our country is recognized as one of the best travel destinations in the world.

Should you have any questions about traveling to the Philippines, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email –, or fill up our online ​contact form​, and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.


Team Philippine Tourism USA