Foreign travelers warned of fake entry permits by scammers

    Foreign travelers are advised against falling victims to scammers who sell fake entry permits that will allow them to get into the country.

    MANILA — A warning from the Bureau of Immigration was sent out to the public to stay vigilant against scammers who use a number of ploys to sell fake entry permits.

    This includes posing as immigration officers online or by other means that will provide a foreign traveler smooth entry into the country.

    After receiving a complaint, the bureau says, it does not offer any such service. It further explains, only Filipinos, their foreign spouses and children, foreign parents of Filipino minors, and foreign nationals holding immigrant and non-immigrant visas are allowed entry.

    Tourists are also allowed. However, and extended travel ban is imposed on travelers from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia until 05 September.

    Returning Filipinos via Government repatriation efforts will be allowed entry, and they will have to undergo designated quarantine and testing protocols when they arrive. (RA/The MiNT)

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