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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 8, 2020)
April 7, 2020

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 8, 2020)

Location:  The Philippines


The Philippine Government Extends Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) Until April 30:

The Philippine Government encourages the public to follow the government’s stay-at-home orders as it implements the extension of the Luzon-wide ECQ until April 30.

Consider your plan to shelter in place:  

We strongly encourage U.S. citizens to make necessary preparations if staying in the Philippines during the quarantine period.  Please comply with local quarantine requirements and strictly follow local authorities.

According to the Philippine Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF):

  • The wearing of face masks is mandatory in areas placed under ECQ.
  • Anyone in the ECQ leaving their home is required to wear a face mask.
  • According to the IATF, face masks may be store-bought or improvised, such as a handkerchief or small towel covering the nose and mouth.

For information on Philippine visas and the Bureau of Immigration, hotels, and car rentals, please visit this page:  https://ph.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/

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.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts.
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