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Old 7th October 2020, 12:25 AM
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I just read no new visas will be given to U. S. citizens. Only the ones with a long term visa and being married to a Filipinos will be allowed into the country. Even those allowed into the country have to quarantine for 14 days and be tested for Corvid-19 in a hotel approved by the government. That could be an expensive deal. The test can only be paid for with cash.

I wonder when the government will allow people to fly into the country on a tourist visa? They are killing the economy by not allowing tourist back into the country. I don't understand why they are not allowing them back in if they also are quarantined and tested.

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Can you share the article you are referring to? The latest information I had seen was that was the case for everyone, not just Americans.

As for the quarantine requirement, I believe you only need to stay in the hotel until you get your COVID test results(2 days minimum). Assuming it comes backs negative. The information on PAL’s site seems to be updated frequently.

** sorry, can’t post the link since I just joined the forum, but google “Philippines arrival requirements”


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art, can I as an Aussie citizen get a tourist visa to the US? (I have not looked nor would I bother ATM) An Indian national? Brazilian? Border control, simply governments protecting,,,,, or trying to protect their constituents. What's happening internally causes many problems. Flow on.
We all (countries) have to get our houses in order before bi lateral travel agreements can be accomplished between select/preferred safe countries. While this pandemic rages in many countries, others have controlled at a huge economic cost but those countries are now deemed safe and the people following medical protocols and opening up internally as well as internationally to like minded/safe countries.

Put it this way art, if you look at the numbers the last place an international traveller wants to go is a locked down country with high infection rates, that country will not accept tourists anyway.

None of this is easy with the economic fallout, alienation and the ramifications, the innocents that do the right thing while others care little, you yourself have said this many times in contributions and honestly? The arrogant, it's all about me are the real pandemic.
We have a global problem with obvious solutions that some/many ignore, a little like would you run across a 4 lane highway with a blindfold on? No. Would you let an Australian central Taipan bite you because you doubt it is a venomous snake? No.

Sorry for the waffle.

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Can you share the article you are referring to? The latest information I had seen was that was the case for everyone, not just Americans.

As for the quarantine requirement, I believe you only need to stay in the hotel until you get your COVID test results(2 days minimum). Assuming it comes backs negative. The information on PAL’s site seems to be updated frequently.

** sorry, can’t post the link since I just joined the forum, but google “Philippines arrival requirements”


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Hi Nate, welcome to the forum, thanks for your input.
Difficult times for all.
Even after your 2 or 3 days Quarantine, the province/area you end up in will probably want a further 14 day quarantine, LGU's are a law to themselves and abide we do. 3 months from March I never left our property, too difficult.
Good luck.

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hey Steve,

As far as I know there are no restrictions on people coming from Australia and entering the USA. We are opening up here in the USA. Most places have here in say Florida have no guidelines other then keeping a safe distance. The mask wearing is now an option which I don't like. I think the mask should be mandated in all areas to be worn.

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hey nate

sorry I am not sure what site I was on when I went to the link. It was a link to the Philippine government website. I just mentioned Americans since I am one. You are right about all tourist visas from different countries not allow there now.

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As far as I know there are no restrictions on people coming from Australia and entering the USA. We are opening up here in the USA. Most places have here in say Florida have no guidelines other then keeping a safe distance. The mask wearing is now an option which I don't like. I think the mask should be mandated in all areas to be worn.

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What else can I add to this art? Nothing more needs to be said sadly except mask wearing was always optional from what I read, perhaps misread?

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[quote=greenstreak1946;15179958]hey Steve,

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hey Steve, The mask wearing here was always a big deal. A lot would not wear them. Said it violated their civil rights. so most places allowed them to get by not wearing them. They mandated in some areas that mask had to be worn but a lot refused to wear them. Most places would not arrest a person for not having a mask on.

I am a mask believer as long as everybody has them on in a store. But, the problem here in the USA is most will have a mask on but 3 or 4 in a store won't wear them. So, they can pass the virus on to us with the mask. I don't know how your country handled the situation with the safe distance and wearing a mask.

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WOW!

I just read no new visas will be given to U. S. citizens. Only the ones with a long term visa and being married to a Filipinos will be allowed into the country. Even those allowed into the country have to quarantine for 14 days and be tested for Corvid-19 in a hotel approved by the government. That could be an expensive deal. The test can only be paid for with cash.

I wonder when the government will allow people to fly into the country on a tourist visa? They are killing the economy by not allowing tourist back into the country. I don't understand why they are not allowing them back in if they also are quarantined and tested.

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This is exactly why this whole situation is so confusing...because while one government agency is saying that there will be no new Visa's issued...there are many other government agencies, such as the Philippine Department of Tourism has announced that this month, (October), international tourist will begin to be allowed access to the Philippines with "minimal" restrictive measures...

It's as if everyone is issuing their own statements and NONE of the statements coincide with each other!

The bottom line is we cannot rely on what we hear or read but sadly I think we are just going to be forced to wait and actually "SEE" what happens because EVERYDAY the so-called "official" statements are changing so fast, we cannot keep up with them, leaving ALL of us wondering what is the truth? Or what is actually going on? What are the current policies?
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