United States Embassy Manila, Philippines
United States Consular Agency Cebu, Philippines
June 15, 2021
Health Alert: Quarantine and Regulations Update, June 16-30, 2021
Below are the current quarantine classifications according to the Philippine government effective June 16-30, 2021:
Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ):
Luzon – Region 2: Santiago City and Cagayan; Cordillera Administrative Region: Apayao and Ifugao; Region 3: Bataan; Region 4-A: Lucena City; Region 4-B: Puerto Princesa; Region 5: Naga City
Visayas – Region 6: Iloilo City and Iloilo; Region 7: Negros Oriental
Mindanao – Region 9:Zamboanga City, Zamboanga Sibugay, Zamboanga del Sur, and Zamboanga del Norte; Region 10: Cagayan de Oro City; Region 11: Davao City; CARAGA: Butuan City, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, and Surigao del Sur
General Community Quarantine (GCQ) with some restrictions:
NCR– Metro Manila and Bulacan
General Community Quarantine (GCQ) with heightened restrictions:
Rizal, Laguna, and Cavite
General Community Quarantine (GCQ):
Luzon – Cordillera Administrative Region:Baguio City, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Abra, and Benguet; Region 2:Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, and Quirino; Region 4-A: Batangas and Quezon
Mindanao – Region 10: Iligan City; Region 11: Davao del Norte; Region 12: General Santos City, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani, Cotabato, and South Cotabato; BARMM: Lanao del Sur and Cotabato City
All other areas are under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ).
For quarantine classification protocols and regulations, visit the Philippine COVID -19 website. The Philippine government mandated all persons to wear full-coverage face shields together with face masks while in public places. Local governments continue to implement additional requirements to slow the virus’ spread.
On June 10, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) issued Resolution 120 providing regulations on the inbound international travel to any port of the Philippines of all fully vaccinated individuals who have been vaccinated in the Philippines, effective June 16. The Resolution also provides regulations on movement of fully vaccinated seniors in the country.
Actions to Take:
- Monitor the Philippine Department of Health website and the Embassy’s COVID-19 webpage for updated information about conditions in the Philippines.
- Consult the Philippine’s National Task Force Against COVID-19 social media page for information and updates.