Coronavirus updates: Changes to visas and work permits in the Philippines

Latest confirmed information on traveling and staying in the Philippines as a foreigner.

Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus, the Philippines has enforced strict measures to limit the spread of the virus. Therefore the regular advice on visas is currently not valid until further notice.

This page collects confirmed information on the travel and living restrictions on foreign nationals in the Philippines. See also updates about Vietnam and Indonesia.

Last update: March 25, 15:18

Table of contents

    The Philippines visa changes due to the Coronavirus

    • For the time being, no visa applications and extensions are accepted. Only the following people are allowed to enter the Philippines: Filipinos, their foreign spouse and children, with supporting documents (marriage certificate and/or birth certificate); Accredited foreign government and international organizations officials; Foreign airline crew members.
    • If you are a foreigner currently in the Philippines and your visa is about to expire, you cannot extend the visa until the quarantine is lifted. Once the ban is lifted, you have thirty days to extend your visa. Until then you can stay in the country and there won’t be any overstay fines.

    Let's grow your business in Philippines

    Emerhub has years of experience with corporate secretarial services in Philippines.

    Get in touch with Emerhub by filling in the form below and our consultants will reach out to you within a few working hours.

    Optional. Leave blank if you prefer to communicate via email.
    corporate secretarial services in Philippines

    Fast responses and results-oriented

    I’ve been working with Emerhub for almost a year, they are very reliable and supportive. Arief, Aysiah, and their team assisted us thoroughly with all the procedures to penetrate the Indonesian market. Fast responses and results-oriented – they are a valuable and trusted partner to cooperate with.

    Jack Le

    Very reliable and helpful

    They were very reliable and helpful in understanding the company registration process in Indonesia.

    Melissa Lou

    Has shown its professionalism

    During the process of rep office report, Emerhub has shown its professionalism and one of its employees, Mr. Adit, was very helpful during the process.

    Ali Bulba
    Office Manager,

    Search Emerhub blog