REMINDER – CHECK TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS
PHILIPPINE AIRLINES·SATURDAy July 18,2020
Passengers traveling to Davao City are required to submit a negative COVID-19 RT-PCT test result, issued within 48 hours from the date of departure before they could be allowed to board their flight bound for Davao. This new requirement from the Davao City local government takes effect on July 20, 2020.020.OVID-19 arrangements of each locality.
Travel requirements change from time to time. Here are some new regulations that took effect recently:
TRAVEL TO DAVAO - (Domestic Travel)
Passengers traveling to Davao City are required to submit a negative COVID-19 RT-PCT test result, issued within 48 hours from the date of departure before they could be allowed to board their flight bound for Davao. This new requirement from the Davao City local government takes effect on July 20, 2020.
TRAVEL TO DUBAI - (International flights from the Philippines)
The Dubai authorities now require travelers to obtain a COVID-19 negative certificate (PCR test results) no more than 96 hours before departure. Presenting the COVID negative certificate is a pre-requisite for boarding a flight bound for Dubai. This new requirement is already in effect.
TRAVEL TO THE PHILIPPINES – (International flights from other countries)
Only the following are allowed to travel to the Philippines at present:
- Filipino citizens, including their spouses and children who may be foreign citizens
(If the foreign citizen spouse is traveling alone, proof of marriage must be presented.)
- Foreign diplomats and officials of international organizations accredited to the Philippines.
- Uniformed personnel for official business, especially those transporting medical supplies, laboratory specimens, related to COVID-19, and other humanitarian assistance
(Note: These rules are expected to be revised on August 1, 2020, to allow some foreign citizens to enter under certain conditions. We shall update accordingly.)
TRAVEL TO THE PHILIPPINES – Testing and Quarantine Procedures for arrivals
The Philippine Government is implementing mandatory quarantine and testing procedures for all arriving passengers:
-- Upon arrival, all passengers will undergo a swab test (RT PCR COVID-19 test) to be performed by trained government personnel
-- While awaiting test results, passengers must stay either in a government-designated mandatory quarantine facility or in an accredited quarantine hotel.
Payment for accommodation in a government-designated quarantine facility shall be shouldered by the traveler, except that the cost for Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) shall be shouldered by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (for land-based OFWs) and by MARINA or the local manning agency (for sea-based OFWs).
Travelers whose test results are negative will be allowed to go home. Travelers with positive test results will be transferred to a designated hospital for further medical management.
For more details and information on these new requirements and related concerns, you may call the government's One-Stop Shop hotline number +63 9161019964.
As a general rule:
For international travelers: Please check the government website of your destination country, as well as your country of departure, for the latest updates. These governmental regulations may have an impact on the status of your flight or your acceptance for boarding.
For domestic travelers: Please check with the local government offices of both your origin and final destination points for travel requirements, such as mandated documents or health certifications. These requirements differ from province to province and are revised constantly in line with the anti-COVID-19 arrangements of each locality.
For more information, please see here: https://www.facebook.com/117387315866/posts/10158075967145867 and https://www.philippineairlines.com/en/ph/home/covid-19/newnormalexperience.
Your health and safety will always be our top concern, and we wish you safe travels.