Philippines allows citizens to travel abroad anew

Arianne Merez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 07 2020 01:16 PM | Updated as of Jul 07 2020 02:50 PM

MANILA (UPDATE)-- Filipinos may now travel abroad, Malacañang announced Tuesday as the country geared towards further reopening its economy.

All non-essential outbound travel of Filipinos, including tourism-related ones, will be allowed as agreed by the government's inter-agency task force on coronavirus response provided that traveling individuals adhere to certain conditions, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a press briefing.
"Lahat ng travel restriction kaugnay ng mga outbound travel ng mga Pilipino ay inalis na rin po," he said.

(All travel restrictions concerning the outbound travel of Filipinos are already lifted.)

"Ang mangyayari po ay pag bibiyahe may requirements na dapat ipakita sa Bureau of Immigration," he added.

(There are certain requirements that must be presented to the Bureau of Immigration.)

Travelers must have adequate travel health insurance to cover rebooking and accommodation expenses, submission of confirmed roundtrip tickets for those traveling on tourist visas and execution of a declaration acknowledging the risks involved in traveling.

The country of destination of the traveling individual should also have no existing entry ban on Filipinos, Roque added.

Returning Filipinos are required to adhere to government protocols such as the mandatory 14-day facility-based quarantine, and COVID-19 swab testing.