Health Alert: Quarantine Update, July 1-31, 2021

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

Luzon: Apayao

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.

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