Foreign travel advice: COVID19!

When will it again be possible to travel to the Philippines?

Latest update:

Still current at: 15 May 2020 Updated: 06 April 2020 Latest update: The Philippines has implemented a lock down and curfew to limit the spread of COVID-19. If you’re in the Philippines and wish to return, do so as soon as possible by commercial means. Options have become extremely limited and transit hubs have closed. Contact the Philippines Department of Tourism and airlines directly to determine available options. Qatar Airways and ANA are offering flights via other locations. If you remain, follow the advice of local authorities and minimize your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you’re safe. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305.

The Danish Embassy has emailed Danish citizens, we know are in the Philippines with more detailed advice. See the Embassy website or Facebook page for the full text of the email and to subscribe to any further Embassy updates (see Travel).

We now advise you to:

Do not travel to the Philippines!

Foreign travel advice:
The Philippines.

Important COVID-19 Exceptional Travel Advisory Notice:

As countries respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, including travel and border restrictions, the FCO advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. Any country or area may restrict travel without notice. If you live in the UK and are currently travelling abroad, you are strongly advised to return now, where and while there are still commercial routes available. Many airlines are suspending flights and many airports are closing, preventing flights from leaving.


Travel Advisory April 9, 2019 Philippines – Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution KHUTC

Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.

Exercise increased caution in the Philippines due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, a measles outbreak, and kidnapping. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. 

Do Not Travel to:

  • The Sulu Archipelago, including the southern Sulu Sea, due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, and kidnapping.
  • Marawi City in Mindanao due to terrorism and civil unrest.

Reconsider Travel to:

  • Other areas of Mindanao due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, and kidnapping.

Terrorist and armed groups continue plotting possible kidnappings, bombings, and other attacks in the Philippines. Terrorist and armed groups may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, markets/shopping malls, and local government facilities. The Philippine government has declared a “State of National Emergency on Account of Lawless Violence in Mindanao.”

There is an outbreak of measles in the Philippines. Philippine authorities have reported deaths in the National Capital Region, Central Luzon, and Davao. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has additional information on the outbreak.

Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

If you decide to travel to the Philippines:

The Sulu Archipelago and Sulu Sea – Level 4: Do Not Travel

Terrorist and armed groups continue to conduct kidnappings on land and at sea for ransom, bombings, and other attacks targeting U.S. citizens, foreigners, civilians, local government institutions, and security forces.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in the Sulu Archipelago and Sulu Sea as U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization to travel to those areas.

Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.

Marawi City in Mindanao – Level 4: Do Not Travel

The Philippine government has declared martial law throughout the Mindanao region. Civilians are at risk of death or injury due to conflict between remnants of terrorist groups and Philippine security forces in Marawi.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Mindanao as U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization to travel there.

Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.

Mindanao – Level 3: Reconsider Travel

The Philippine government has declared martial law throughout the Mindanao region. The Philippine government also maintains a state of emergency and greater police presence in the Cotabato City area, and in the Maguindanao, North Cotabato, and Sultan Kudarat provinces.

Terrorist and armed groups continue to conduct kidnappings, bombings, and other attacks targeting U.S. citizens, foreigners, civilians, local government institutions, and security forces.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Mindanao as U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization to travel there.

Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.

Last Update: Reissued with updates to the Risk Indicators.

COVID19 – The world is pending!

Yes, It’s hard times everywhere and I have to disappoint you, just a bit. Because, It’s probably gonna take a very long time, before things get back to normal. Regarding the COVID 19 outbreak. Maybe 1 year or maybe even longer, in this part of the world.

Because the leading countries. Have to develop, a vaccine against the virus first. So countries like the United states, China, Japan and Europe. Will be the first countries to have access to the vaccine.

So I guess, that we’ll have to live this way. At least until, there have found a cure, against the virus.

When will they reopen the airports…again?

Before they reopen the airports…

In Europa they are discussing whether to reopening the borders or not.

Many countries have already reopen many businesses: Mostly in Europa.

Malls, restaurants, pubs, cafes. Kindergartens and schools for the youngest. Many people are still working at home and maybe it’s gonna be like this, also in the future.

Check out the latest news and updates.

WHO Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Dashboard
Data last updated: 2020/5/14, 3:33pm CEST

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