New Quarantine Protocols for Arriving Passengers in the Philippines

1. All arriving passengers shall undergo 14-day quarantine upon arrival.

2. The first 10 days of which shall be completed in a quarantine facility, and the remainder of the period to be observed under home quarantine in their respective local government units of destination.

3. RT-PCR testing shall be conducted on Day 7, with Day 1 being the day of arrival.

This new protocol is effective today, 08 May 2021, and shall be implemented unless otherwise revoked.

 

COVID19 Updates

The Philippine Consulate General in Sydney reminds all Filipinos in New South Wales (NSW) and in other states and territories of Australia to keep themselves apprised and updated of the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) health alerts, travel advice/restrictions, news and important information.

LATEST COVID-19 NEWS AND UPDATES

For latest COVID-19 news and updates in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, please visit:

https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates

For latest COVID-19 news and updates in the Philippines, please visit https://www.covid19.gov.ph/

 

As of 4 March 2021

The Philippine Consulate General in Sydney reminds all Filipinos in New South Wales (NSW) and in other states and territories of Australia to keep themselves apprised and updated of the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) health alerts, travel advice/restrictions, news and important information.


LATEST COVID-19 NEWS AND UPDATES


For latest COVID-19 news and updates in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, please visit: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates


For latest COVID-19 news and updates in the Philippines, please visit https://www.covid19.gov.ph/

TRAVEL TO AND FROM AUSTRALIA FROM INTERSTATE

There are no restrictions around travelling to or from regional or rural NSW, or other areas of NSW. However, NSW Health currently recommends practicing COVID safe behaviours such as physical distancing and hand hygiene when travelling within NSW, especially between Greater Sydney and regional and rural areas.

For the latest information about travelling within NSW, and to and from NSW from interstate and overseas, please visit: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/what-you-can-and-cant-do-under-rules/border-restrictions


TRAVEL INTO AUSTRALIA FROM OVERSEAS

Australia’s borders are closed. The only people who can travel to Australia are the following:

·       Australian citizens

·       residents

·       immediate family members

·       travellers who have been in New Zealand for the previous 14 days (excluding Auckland, which has been declared a Commonwealth hotspot). 

After arriving in Australia, all travelers are required to complete a 14 days quarantine at a designated facility such as a hotel, in their port of arrival. All travellers may be required to pay for the costs of the quarantine.


TRAVEL OUT OF AUSTRALIA

(this information is for Filipinos and permanent residents in Australia who want to travel to the Philippines)

In New South Wales (NSW), there are no restrictions on Filipinos exiting the state and Australia, and outbound flights remain available, although less frequent and more expensive. Filipinos can make arrangements to return to the Philippines, subject to the availability of flights. 

Temporary visa holders do not need an exemption to depart Australia. They can leave at any time, as long as border restrictions in their home country allow them to return. Please visit https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/leaving-australia for complete information.

Dual citizens and permanent residents need to secure an exemption from the Australian Border Affairs and Home Affairs Department through https://travel-exemptions.homeaffairs.gov.au/tep


AUSTRALIAN VISA EXTENSION

If you are a Filipino who has an expiring Australian visa, the Department of Home Affairs of Australia has advised that you must apply for a new visa if you want to stay longer. Please follow this link for detailed information/procedure as provided by Australia’s Department of Home Affairs:

https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/visa-about-to-expire/stay-longer


If you have other visa-related queries, you may get in touch with Australia’s Department of Home Affairs directly through the contact details provided in this link:

https://immi.homeaffairs.g0ov.au/help-support/contact-us

FOREIGN NATIONALS ALLOWED TO ENTER THE PHILIPPINES 

For the latest information on foreign nationals allowed to enter the Philippines, please visit our page re ENTRY VISA:  https://www.sydneypcg.org/visas

Please also regularly check the official Facebook page of the Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI): https://www.facebook.com/officialbureauofimmigration/


OPERATIONAL GUIDELINES FOR PROCESSING OF ARRIVING OFWs, NON-OFWs AND FOREIGN NATIONALS

Please click this link: Infographics on the Operational Guidelines for Processing of Arriving OFWs, Non-OFWs and Foreign Nationals


QUARANTINE FACILITIES 

For 2021 List of DOH-BOQ Accredited Quarantine Facilities, please click this link:https://quarantine.doh.gov.ph/


ASSISTANCE-TO-NATIONALS

The Philippine Consulate General in Sydney provides assistance to Filipinos in urgent distress or emergency situations. Requests for assistance are evaluated on a case-to-case basis, and subject to approval by the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila. 

If you are a Filipino in distress or facing an emergency (e.g. arrest or detention; death of relative), you may call the following ATN Hotlines:

0450 713232 (if you are from NSW) 

0408 735383 (if you are from ACT, NT, WA, QLD)

0426 561217 (if you are from VIC, South Australia, and Tasmania) 

 
 
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