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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 24, 2020)
April 24, 2020

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 24, 2020)

Location:  The Philippines


Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) Extended Until May 15, 2020:

Based on the Inter-Agency Task Force’s recommendation, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced the ECQ extension for the following high-risk administrative regions, provinces, or areas until May 15, 2020:

  • The National Capital Region,
  • Region III (Central Luzon),
  • Region IV-A (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon – CALARBAZON),
  • The province of Pangasinan,
  • The province of Benguet,
  • The island of Mindoro,
  • The province of Albay, and
  • The island of Catanduanes.

The ECQ is also now effective until May 15 in the following, which are also considered high-risk areas:

  • The island of Panay (Aklan, Antique, Iloilo, and Capiz),
  • The island of Cebu (Cebu Province and Cebu City), and
  • The provinces of Davao del Norte, Davao de Oro, and Davao City.

Provinces or areas which are considered moderate- and low-risk in the spread of COVID-19 will be placed under a general community quarantine starting on May 1, 2020.

Please continue to monitor the Embassy’s COVID-19 Information page, which also includes information on operational hotels, Philippine visas and the Bureau of Immigration, the Philippine Retirement Authority, and car rentals.

Actions to Take:


  • U.S. Embassy in the Philippines
    1201 Roxas Boulevard
    +63(2) 5301-2000, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
    After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +(63)(2) 5301-2000
  • State Department–Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444.
  • State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Advisories, Alerts, and the Philippines Country Specific Information.
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