UNVACCINATED individuals and minors are barred from Consular Offices and off-site passport service centers within shopping malls in areas under Alert Level 3, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced Wednesday. 

The DFA, in a statement, said this was due to restrictions imposed by host malls. It called on those affected to reschedule appointments.

Areas under Alert Level 3 until Jan. 15 are Metro Manila and its neighboring provinces of Bulacan, Cavite, and Rizal. — Alyssa Nicole O. Tan