United States Embassy Manila, Philippines
Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (June 1, 2020)
Location: The Philippines
The Philippine Government Announces General Community Quarantine (GCQ) for Metro Manila and Other Areas:
According to the Philippine government, the following locations have been placed under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) from June 1 to 15:
- Region 2 (Cagayan Valley);
- Region 3 (Central Luzon);
- Region 4-A (CALABARZON);
- National Capital Region (NCR) including Pateros;
- Region 7 (Central Visayas) including Mandaue City and Cebu City; and
- Mindanao: Zamboanga City and Davao City.
All other areas are placed under modified GCQ.
Under the GCQ guidelines, people’s movement, public transportation, and the operations of some industries are still limited. Quarantine protocols are “more relaxed” in areas under modified GCQ. Please continue to monitor news and local authorities for further updates.
Local Government Units (LGUs), i.e. cities and municipalities in the National Capital Region, may still have curfews in effect to limit exposure to the COVID-19 virus. Some provinces have implemented their own community quarantines. If you live in an area that has imposed a local curfew ordinance or similar community quarantine, please plan your activities and travel accordingly and monitor the relevant LGU’s website for their rules and regulations.
Please comply with local quarantine requirements and strictly follow local authorities. Regardless of location, U.S. citizens are encouraged to continue to practice proper anti-virus safety protocols, such as frequent hand washing and social distancing.
Routine U.S. citizen services, including all passport, citizenship, notary, and legal capacity to marry services are still suspended. For emergency services, including emergency passports and reports of death, please contact American Citizen Services via email at ACSInfoManila@state.gov or call +63 (2) 5301-2000. The U.S. Embassy does not accept walk-ins at this time.
Actions to Take:
- Monitor local news for updates.
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 here for information on conditions in the Philippines.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the U.S.
- Consult resources below as necessary:
- Philippine Department of Health (DOH)
- Philippine Department of Health (FAQs)
- Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI)
- Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA)
- Philippine Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB)
- Philippine Maritime Industry Authority
- Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs
- Philippine Department of Interior and Local Government
- Philippine Department of Tourism
- COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov
- CDC page on COVID-19
- Philippines Travel Advisory
- Philippines Country Information Page
- U.S. Embassy in the Philippines
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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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