United States Embassy Manila, Philippines
United States Consular Agency Cebu, Philippines
July 1, 2021
Health Alert: Quarantine Update, July 1-31, 2021
Per recent Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) Resolution, below are the current quarantine classifications according to the Philippine government:
Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) through July 15, 2021
Luzon – Cagayan; Bataan; Lucena City; Puerto Princesa; and Naga City.
Visayas – Region VI: Iloilo and Iloilo City; and Negros Oriental
Mindanao – Region IX: Zamboanga del Sur, and Zamboanga del Norte; Cagayan de Oro City; Region XI: Davao City, Davao Oriental, Davao Occidental, Davao De Oro, Davao Del Sur, Davao Del Norte; and Region XIII (CARAGA): Butuan City, Dinagat Islands, Surigao Del Sur
General Community Quarantine (GCQ) with some restrictions through July 15, 2021
NCR– Metro Manila, Rizal, and Bulacan
General Community Quarantine (GCQ) with heightened restrictions through July 15, 2021
Cavite and Laguna
General Community Quarantine (GCQ) through July 15, 2021
General Community Quarantine (GCQ) through July 31, 2021
Luzon – Baguio City; Region II: Santiago City, Quirino, Isabela and Nueva Vizcaya; and Region IV-A: Batangas and Quezon
Visayas – Region VI: Guimaras, Aklan, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Antique, Capiz
Mindanao – Region IX: Zamboanga Sibugay, Zamboanga City; Iligan City; Region XII: Gen. Santos City, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani, South Cotabato; Region XIII (CARAGA): Agusan Del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao Del Norte; and Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM): Cotabato City
Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) through July 31, 2021
Luzon – Cordillera Administrative Region: Ifugao, Abra; Region I – Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan, Dagupan City; Batanes; Region III: Aurora, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac, Zambales, Angeles City, Olongapo City; Region IV-B: Marinduque, Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Romblon, and Palawan; and Region V: Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Masbate, Sorsogon.
Visayas – Region VII: Bohol, Cebu, Siquijor, Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu City, Mandaue City; and Region VIII: Biliran, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Eastern Samar, Northern Samar, Western Samar, and Ormoc City
Mindanao – Region X: Bukidnon, Camiguin, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental, and Misamis Oriental; North Cotabato; Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM): Basilan, Maguindanao, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi
The above quarantine classifications are without prejudice to reclassification as may be warranted and the declaration of localized Enhanced Community Quarantine in critical areas.
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.
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.