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Travel Advisory

PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT ISSUES RESTRICTIONS ON INBOUND TRAVEL

16 Mar 2021

Travel Advisory No. 153

as of 17 March 2021 12:00 PM

 

 

The Philippine government has limited the maximum number of passenger arrivals from international flights to 1,500 a day for all airlines combined into Manila, and has temporarily suspended the entry of Foreign Nationals and Returning Overseas Filipinos who are non-OFWs beginning 12:01AM of March 20 up to April 19, 2021.  The restrictions are part of a series of pandemic control measures announced by the authorities.

 

Allowed to travel to the Philippines within the said period are:

- Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs)

- Holders of 9(e) visas 

- Passengers on medical repatriation and their escort/s duly endorsed by the Department of Foreign Affairs - Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs or the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration

- Distressed Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs) duly endorsed by the Department of Foreign Affairs - Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs

- Emergency, humanitarian and other cases approved by the National Task Force on Covid19

 

If you belong to the profile of passengers prohibited to arrive in the Philippines within the said period, you will have to avail of any of the following options:

 

1) Rebook on the flight of your choice (on the same cabin class) with rebooking service fees waived; or

2) Refund your ticket cost; or

3) Convert your ticket into a travel voucher for future use.

 

You may request any of the options via https://mypal.vip/url/RequestHub.

 

To comply with the new restrictions, airlines will need to cancel a number of international flights to and from Manila during the stated period.  Philippine Airlines will be announcing any flight cancellations during the period once the details are confirmed.

 

For more information, you may call PAL hotline (02) (+632) 8855-8888, visit www.philippineairlines.com.

 

 Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


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