DFA Reminds Filipino Dual Citizens To Provide Proof of Citizenship to Enter the Philippines
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reminds dual Filipino citizens planning to travel to the Philippines to provide proof of citizenship to be allowed entry into the country.
In an advisory, DFA announced that such citizens must present the following documents to be allowed entry into the Philippines:
- a valid Philippine passport;
- an identification certificate (IC); or
- a certificate of re-acquisition/retention of Philippine Citizenship (CRPC).
Such documents must be presented upon departure and arrival into the Philippines.
The DFA advisory stated, “Failure to present the necessary documents as required by the immigration authorities shall warrant the imposition of fines and penalties imposed on foreigners who overstayed in the country.”
Due to the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines, the government has declared stricter travel restrictions.
All foreign nationals wishing to travel to the Philippines are restricted until April 30. Only those under medical, diplomatic, and essential travel, with valid documents provided by the DFA, are allowed entry into the country.
You may find the complete list of the General Travel Restrictions on all travels to and from foreign countries on the DFA website.
As of April 25, there are currently 77,075 active COVID-19 cases in the country. This tallies the total count of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines to 997,523.
At present, the National Capital Region, Bulacan, Laguna, Rizal, and Cavite (NCR Plus), are under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) until April 30.