United States Embassy Manila, Philippines
July 30, 2021
Health Alert: Quarantine Update, Aug 1-15, 2021
The Government of the Philippines recently announced quarantine classifications for the month of August. Other quarantine classifications are still in effect through July 31, 2021.
Following the recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF-EID) to prevent the spread of the more infectious Delta coronavirus variant, Metro Manila will be placed under the most restrictive enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) from August 6 to 20. From July 30 to August 5, the heightened restrictions for NCR are more stringent compared to the GCQ with heightened restrictions of other areas.
The Philippine government’s travel ban on travelers from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand is extended through August 15, 2021.
Below are the current quarantine classifications according to the Philippine government:
Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) July 21-August 7, 2021
Visayas - Region VI: Iloilo Province and Iloilo City
Mindanao - Region X: Cagayan de Oro and City of Gingoog, Misamis Oriental
Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) August 6-20, 2021
NCR – Metro Manila
Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) beginning July 23 until further notice
Luzon - Ilocos Norte: City of Batac and the towns of Bangui, Dingras, Dumalneg, Marcos, Pagudpud, Paoay, Pasuquin and Solsona
Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) through July 31, 2021
Luzon – Region III: Bataan
Mindanao – Region X: Cagayan de Oro City; Region XI: Davao Occidental; and Region XIII (CARAGA): Butuan City
Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) August 1-15, 2021
Luzon - Region 1: Ilocos Norte; Region III: Bataan
Visayas – Region VII: Cebu Province, Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu City, and Mandaue
General Community Quarantine (GCQ) with heightened restrictions through July 31, 2021
Luzon – Region I: Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte; Region II: Cagayan; Region IV-A: Laguna and Lucena City; Region V: Naga City
Visayas – Region VII: Negros Oriental;
Mindanao – Region IX: Zamboanga Del Sur; Region XI: Davao City, Davao De Oro and Davao Del Norte
General Community Quarantine (GCQ) with additional heightened restrictions July 30-August 5, 2021
NCR – Metro Manila
General Community Quarantine (GCQ) with heightened restrictions August 1-15, 2021
Luzon - Region I: Ilocos Sur; Region II: Cagayan; Region III: Bulacan; Region IV-A: Lucena City, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal; Region V: Naga City
Visayas - Region VI: Aklan, Bacolod City, Capiz; Region VII: Negros Oriental
Mindanao - Region IX: Zamboanga del Sur; Region X: Misamis Oriental; Region XI: Davao City, Davao del Norte, Davao de Oro, Davao Occidental; and Region XIII: Butuan CityGeneral
Community Quarantine (GCQ) through July 31, 2021
Luzon – Cordillera Administrative Region: Baguio City and Apayao; Region II: Santiago City, Quirino, Isabela and Nueva Vizcaya; Region III: Bulacan; Region IV-A: Cavite, Rizal, Batangas and Quezon; Region IV-B: Puerto Princesa
Visayas – Region VI: Guimaras and Negros Occidental
Mindanao – Region IX: Zamboanga Sibugay, Zamboanga City and Zamboanga Del Norte; Region XI: Davao Oriental and Davao Del Sur; Region XII: Gen. Santos City, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani, Cotabato and South Cotabato; Region XIII (CARAGA): Agusan Del Norte, Agusan Del Sur, Surigao Del Norte; Surigao Del Sur, and Dinagat Islands; and Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM): Cotabato City
General Community Quarantine (GCQ) August 1-31, 2021
Luzon - Cordillera Administrative Region: Baguio City, Apayao; Region II: City of Santiago, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino; Region IV-A: Quezon, Batangas; Region IV-B: Puerto Princesa
Visayas - Region VI: Guimaras, Negros Occidental
Mindanao - Region IX: Zamboanga Sibugay, City of Zamboanga, Zamboanga del Norte; Region XI: Davao Oriental, and Davao del Sur; Region XII: General Santos City, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani, North Cotabato, South Cotabato; Region XIII: Agusan del Norte, Surigao del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Sur; and Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao: Cotabato City
All other areas are under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) through August 31, 2021.
The above quarantine classifications are subject to change, according to the Government of the Philippines.
Actions to Take:
· Monitor the Philippine Department of Health website and the Embassy’s COVID-19 webpage for updated information about conditions in the Philippines.
· Consult the Philippines’ National Task Force Against COVID-19 social media page for information and updates.
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