Foreign nationals with investor visas will be allowed to enter the Philippines starting Nov. 1, Malacañang said on Friday.

The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases approved the resolution allowing the entry of foreigners on Oct. 22, spokesman Harry Roque said in a statement.

Roque said foreigners need to have valid and existing visas at the time of entry and have a pre-booked accredited quarantine facility.

They must also follow guidelines on the maximum capacity of inbound passengers at the port and date of entry and other applicable immigration laws, rules and regulations.

Additionally, foreigners with 47(A)(2) visas issued by the Department of Justice, visas from the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport Authority and the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority will be allowed entry to the country, Roque said in a Laging Handa briefing.

Outbound travel guidelines eased

Meanwhile, Filipinos traveling abroad will no longer be required to test negative for Covid-19.

“Wala na pong antigen requirement sa lahat po ng bibiyahe sa labas ng bansa,” Roque announced.

The new policy amends the IATF resolution that mandates travelers to present a negative antigen test result taken within 24 hours before departure.

The resumption of nonessential outbound travel of Filipinos was approved by the IATF last Oct. 21. John Ezekiel J. Hirro