On June 28, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) released updated Travel Restrictions infographics from more than 10 countries across the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa.
These new updates were from Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mali, and Mauritania; and still covered most countries and areas where Filipinos may travel. Further, countries included in the current infographics are home to a majority of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).
These infographics are specifically intended to both inform Filipinos who are allowed to leave the Philippines such as OFWs with work visas and contracts, returning residents, Philippine diplomats and government officials who are going to post or on official travel. These infographics also aim to inform OFWs who are allowed to return to the Philippines based on foreign countries’ regulations, the DFA, through its Foreign Service Posts, shall endeavor to constantly coordinate with host governments to update these infographics and provide assistance to Philippine nationals.
DFA emphasized that it is always best for the traveler to check ahead of travel dates with the airlines that will be used as well as with relevant Embassies or Consulates before departure or before booking a ticket.
The full updated infographics can be accessed through this link – https://dfa.gov.ph/dfa-news/statements-and-advisoriesupdate/27011-public-advisory-travel-bans-and-restrictions-update.