PHILIPPINES – Suspension of Medical Clearance Requirement

February 20, 2024

As a preventive measure to mitigate the spread of Ebola, the Philippine authorities have been requiring certain nationals to provide a medical clearance as part of their visa application process.

With effect from February 1, 2024, the authorities will suspend the medical clearance requirement for nationals of 53 countries. The memorandum issued by the authorities did not state a duration for the suspension. In the absence of any period, it is assumed to be suspended until the authorities issue another memorandum to reinstate such requirement.

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