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Travel Advisory

PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT ISSUES RESTRICTIONS ON INBOUND TRAVEL – UPDATE

16 Mar 2021

Travel Advisory No. 156

as of 17 March 2021 07:00 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 for the period beginning 8:00 AM of March 18 up to 8:00 AM of April 19; 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.

 

INITIAL AFFECTED FLIGHTS:

 

To comply with the restrictions starting on March 18, the following international flights are canceled:

 

March 18

PR 658/659

Manila-Dubai-Manila

 

PR 684/685

Manila-Doha-Manila

 

PR 5682/5683

Manila-Dammam-Manila

 

PR 116

Manila-Vancouver

 

PR 102/103

Manila-Los Angeles-Manila

 

March 19

PR 117

Vancouver-Manila

 

PR 507/508

Manila-Singapore-Manila

 

PR 100/101

Manila-Honolulu-Manila

PR 102/103

Manila-Los Angeles-Manila

 

PR 126

Manila-New York

 

PR 300/301

Manila-Hong Kong-Manila

 

PR 427/428

Manila-Tokyo (Narita)-Manila

 

PR 425/426

Manila-Fukuoka-Manila

 

PR 411/412

Manila-Osaka (Kansai)-Manila

 

March 20

PR 127

New York-Manila

 

PR 5682/5683

Manila-Dammam-Manila

 

PR 104/105

Manila-San Francisco-Manila

 

March 21

PR 427/428

Manila-Tokyo (Narita)-Manila

 

PR 535

Manila-Jakarta

 

PR 110

Manila-Guam

 

March 22

PR 536

Jakarta-Manila

 

PR 111

Guam-Manila

 

PR 421/422

Manila-Tokyo (Haneda)-Manila

 

PR 437/438

Manila-Nagoya-Manila

 

Philippine Airlines will be announcing additional flight cancellations for the remainder of the stated period once the details are confirmed.

 

RESTRICTIONS ON TYPES OF TRAVELERS:

 

For the March 20 up to April 19 period, only the following types of travelers are allowed to enter the Philippines:

 

- 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 Covid-19

 

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.

 

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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