BI Reimplements Ban on Non-Essential Travel in the Philippines
The Bureau of Immigration (BI), in a press release dated July 24, has reimplemented travel ban for outbound Filipinos provided that the travel falls under the non-essential category. The bureau, however, made exceptions from the restriction.
The following shall be considered as non-essential travel and shall be included in the travel ban:
- Tourism Purposes
The following shall be exempted from the reimposed restrictions:
- Overseas workers
- Study visa holders
- Permanent residents in their country of destinations
The following travel reasons shall also be exempted from the restrictions:
- Medical purposes
- Humanitarian reasons
- Business and work-related purposes
OUTBOUND TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS
The following shall be presented to BI officers as evidence of essential travel:
- Proof of travel purpose
The travel ban has been reimposed due to lack of company initiative to provide the outbound Filipino travellers with extended travel health insurance.