Philippines warns foreigners vs using fraudulent entry exemption documents


Posted at Mar 10 2021 08:57 PM

MANILA - The Department of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday reiterated its warning against any fraudulent means related to the entry of foreign nationals to the Philippines.

In a statement, the DFA said there are reports that some foreign nationals submitted fraudulent entry exemption documents to Philippine Embassies or Consulates abroad to be able to get entry visas to the Philippines.

It also said the agency does not collect a "travel exemption fee" or any other fee related to the issuance of entry exemption documents.

"Individuals or groups that present fraudulent entry exemption documents will be dealt with accordingly and appropriate charges will be filed against individuals/entities involved in these activities," the DFA said.

The agency encouraged the public to report any individuals or groups involved in such activities by sending an email to

As of February 16, only the following foreign nationals are allowed entry to the Philippines, according to the Bureau of Immigration:


The Philippines has recorded 603,308 coronavirus infections so far, broken down as follows: 44,470 active cases, 12,545 deaths, and 546,293 recoveries.


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