FILIPINO AMERICANS CANNOT TRAVEL TO THE PHILIPPINES USING U.S. PASSPORTS
Updated: Aug 9, 2020
Warning to Filipino Americans: you cannot travel to the Philippines using a U.S. passport or any foreign passport. We have Filipino clients who were turned away by Philippine Airlines (PAL) because they were using U.S. passports. The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has been ordered not to allow foreign nationals to enter the Philippines, although temporarily until further notice.
Filipino Americans with dual citizenship, must bring with them their Philippine passports to be allowed to fly. If a passenger does not have the Philippine passport, a certified copy of the Oath of Allegiance must be obtained from the Philippine Consulate where the oath was taken. There is a fee of $25 for the certified copy.
American spouses or children travelling with a Filipino American (with dual citizenship) are allowed to travel.
This is an important announcement to avoid inconvenience among many Filipino Americans from different states around the U.S., who have traveled to Los Angeles or San Francisco, only to find out they cannot board the plane.
Before you purchase an airline, ticket bound for the Philippines, ask the airlines first for requirements before you confirm your flights.