Foreign nationals with long-term visas will be allowed to enter the country starting August, Palace spokesman Harry Roque said on Friday.

The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases released guidelines for inbound foreigners under Resolution No. 56 released Thursday.

Before traveling to the country, foreign nationals will be required to have valid and existing visas at the time of entry, a pre-booked accredited quarantine facility and a pre-booked Covid-19 testing provider.

Foreigners will also be subject to the maximum capacity of inbound passengers at the port and date of entry.

Earlier this month, restrictions on non-essential outbound travel were lifted by the IATF.

The National Task Force against Covid-19 has approved increasing inbound international passenger capacity in Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) and Clark International Airport (CIA).

With the increase, NAIA will be allowed to accept 3,000 inbound international passengers daily, while MCIA and CIA will accept 1,500 travelers daily. John Ezekiel J. Hirro