• 4 April 2020

    [COVID-19] Suspension of visa issuance until further notice (updated April 4, 2020)

    Because of the COVID-19 health crisis, France has stopped issuing visas until further notice. This decision applies to all visa requests (Schengen short-stay visas, long-stay visas for France, and visas for overseas France). It also applies to applications for which appointments have already been made.

  • 2 April 2020

    390 French tourists come home on a second special flight

    The French government organized a second special flight operated by Qatar Airways at a negotiated rate in order to bring home a significant number of French tourists who were stranded in the Philippines. In the evening of April 1 and 2, 2020, 390 French citizens contacted by the Embassy, as well as 22 citizens of different European States, were able to return to France from Cebu and Manila.

  • 25 March 2020

    406 French tourists return to France on a special flight (March 24 and 25, 2020)

    Through a special flight at a negotiated rate guaranteed by Qatar Airways and organized by the French government, a significant number of French tourists stranded in the Philippines were able to return to France. In the evening of March 24 to March 25, 406 French citizens contacted by the Embassy were able to return to their country from Cebu and Manila.

  • 9 March 2020

    Joint op-ed: 2020, a pivotal year for women’s rights (March 7, 2020)

    Joint op-ed by French Ambassador Nicolas Galey, Mexican Ambassador Gerardo Lozano Arredondo, and UN Women Philippines Officer-in-Charge Carla Silbert on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2020.

  • 30 January 2020

    French Embassy strengthens academic cooperation with Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan

    The Service for Cooperation and Cultural Affairs (SCAC) of the Embassy of France to the Philippines continues to expand its ties with Filipino higher education institutions through the recent renewal of its cooperation agreement with Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan.


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