Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (May 15, 2020)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (May 15, 2020)

Location:  The Philippines

Event:

The Philippine Government Announces Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) for Metro Manila, Laguna, and Cebu City:

The Philippine government announced that Metro Manila, Laguna, and Cebu City will transition from an ECQ to a Modified ECQ on May 16 and will remain in this state until May 31.  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.

Actions to Take:

Assistance:

  • 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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