Sun. Nov 29th, 2020

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on said it will implement changes to allow the entry of more foreigners into the country based on the recommendations of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID).

BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said foreign traders and investors, among others, are now allowed to enter the country based on the recommendations of the IATF-EID.

“Effective immediately (November 21), treaty traders and treaty investors, or those issued visas pursuant to Section 9(d) of the Philippine Immigration Act of 1940 (Commonwealth Act 613) are allowed to enter the country,” Morante said.

Also entitled to the same visa are the foreigner’s spouse and minor children, as well as their employees.

Also included in the list of foreign nationals allowed to enter the Philippines are aliens with visas issued by economic zones of the Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan, Cagayan Economic Zone Authority, and Clark Development Corporation. SOVEREIGPH

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