Travel Advisory

All passengers must wear face shields and face masks

13 Aug 2020


August 11, 2020

Effective from August 15, 2020, all passengers are required to wear both face shields as well as face masks to comply with Philippine Department of Transportation regulations.


The directive to wear face shields and masks applies to all domestic and international flights. 

The shields and masks must be worn at airports and on board flights, except during meals or when instructed by the flight or cabin crew to remove the shields and/or masks.

We request our passengers to ensure the following:

-- Face shields must be of good quality and in good condition clear and sturdy; the shield must fit comfortably and cover the entire face.

-- Bring an extra supply of face shields in your carry-on baggage, in case you need to replace the first one if damaged


Exempted from wearing face shields and face masks: 

- Children up to 2 years old

- Individuals with respiratory concerns who have difficulty breathing 


Passengers are also encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizers and on-board travel essentials, including writing pens needed to fill up required forms.  


The new directive on face shields complements our existing multi-layered safety measures such as: 

- the use by our cabin crew of full PPE or Personal Protective Equipment in flight,

- the availability of hand sanitizers on-ground and inflight

- thermal scanning of all passengers 

- modified inflight service with packaged meals

- installation of protective barriers at airport and ticket office counters

- intensive disinfection of aircraft surfaces using high grade eco-friendly cleaning agents 
- high-tech cabin air flow systems to refresh cabin air, and use of HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filters to cleanse cabin air of impurities, bacteria and viruses, with 99.99% efficacy.

Safety remains the cornerstone of PAL operations. Travel rules and regulations are subject to regular review and adjustment by aviation authorities in consultation with air carriers,  in the interest of public safety. 

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