This week, the DFA received reports that three additional countries/territories have already lifted the inbound travel ban on Filipinos, subject to medical protocols on arriving passengers.
A total of 163 Filipinos from Macau have arrived safely in the Philippines, Malacañang confirmed.
The Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday said repatriates from Macau will undergo “home quarantine” should they arrive in Manila without manifesting coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) symptoms.
Only overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and permanent resident are allowed to travel to Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan, according to Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles.
The government will remove the travel restrictions imposed on visitors from Macau and Hong Kong if they have put in place proper protocols to combat the novel coronavirus, Malacañang said.
The Department of Health is looking into the inclusion of Taiwan in the travel ban due to novel coronavirus (nCov).
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is planning to impose fines against violators of the travel ban imposed by the government on travelers from China, Hong Kong, and Macau.
Senator Richard Gordon wants to distribute face masks, at lower prices, to Filipino workers in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, where there are large concentrations of Filipinos.
Vacationing overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) will not be allowed to travel back to mainland China and its special administrative regions, the Bureau of Immigration said on Monday.
The Philippines has reported the first death outside China in the virus epidemic that has killed more than 300 people and spread to 24 nations.
Vice President Leni Robredo welcomed the temporary travel ban ordered by President Rodrigo Duterte on all visitors coming in from mainland China and its special administrative regions, Hong Kong and Macau.
Chinese President Xi Jinping lavished praise on Macau Thursday for instilling patriotism and rejecting political strife, in stark contrast to his tough words for neighbouring Hong Kong as it convulses with unrest.
Plans by Hong Kong to allow extraditions to Taiwan, Macau and mainland China following a high-profile murder case could become a “Trojan horse” for Beijing to pursue critics, pro-democracy lawmakers warned Wednesday.
Hong Kong began a massive clean-up Monday after Typhoon Mangkhut raked the city, shredding trees and bringing damaging floods, in a trail of destruction that left dozens dead in the Philippines and millions evacuated in southern China.
The United States on Saturday scolded China for attempting to impose “political correctness” on American carriers by asking them to classify Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau as Chinese territories.
Retired policeman Wenceslao “Wally” Sombero, who is facing arrest for plunder over his involvement in the P50 million bribery scandal involving the illegal Chinese workers of Macau-based gambling tycoon Jack Lam, can be tapped as “state witness” in the case.
The First Family is flexing its muscle to consolidate forces in support of President Duterte.
Filipinos working in Macau will have to think twice before accepting supposed job offers from a recruitment “agency” there, the Department of Labor and Employment said.
China has started building the world’s largest test site for unmanned ships — a technology with both civilian and military applications — off a port in the disputed South China Sea, state media said Tuesday.
Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao said on Friday he has opened talks to fight mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor in April when he takes a break from his legislative duties.
Disrespecting China’s national anthem could carry a prison sentence of up to three years under a new draft law amendment, which may also affect Hong Kong and Macau, state media reported Tuesday.
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV has branded as a farce President Rodrigo Duterte’s self-styled hatred against illegal drugs because he has allowed the emergence of Davao port as a major transshipment of high-grade cocaine during his watch as city mayor.
For now, the Philippine Postal Corp. has suspended sending mail and parcels for Maldives and Macau.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s half-brother Kim Jong-nam has died.