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Travel Advisory

CEBU arrival for flights from the USA, Canada, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, HK, Taiwan

28 Jun 2020

Advisory No. 83



Attention - Passengers departing from:

- Los Angeles (PR 103), Vancouver (PR 117) and Osaka Kansai (PR 411) on July 3
- London (PR 721) on July 2
- San Francisco (PR 105) on July 1 and 3

- Toronto (PR 119), Taipei (PR 891) and Bangkok (PR731) on July 1

- Tokyo Narita (PR 427), Nagoya (PR 437) and Hong Kong (PR 301) on July 3
- Singapore (PR 508) on July 1 and 5

- Guam (PR 111) and Fukuoka (PR 425) and Hong Kong (PR 301) on July 5



We wish to alert you that the following PAL flights will be re-routed to land in CEBU (Mactan Cebu International Airport - CEB ) instead of in Manila, because of quarantine processing limitations at Manila airport. The rerouting to CEBU is necessary to avoid a full cancellation of your flight.



• PR 103 departing Los Angeles (LAX) on July 3
-- will operate as PR5113 (Los Angeles to Cebu), departing LAX on July 5 (Sunday) at 12:00 noon and arriving in CEB at 5:30 PM on July 6. The re-timing to a July 5 departure is necessary to align with the approved slots at Cebu airport.



• PR 721 departing London (LHR) on July 2
-- will operate instead as London to Cebu, to depart LHR at 6:00 PM and arrive in CEB at 4:00 PM on July 3



• PR 105 departing San Francisco (SFO) on July 1 and 3
-- Your original PR105 flight on July 1 will operate as PR5105 San Francisco to Cebu, to depart SFO at 11:00 PM and arrive in CEB at 5:00 AM on July 3

-- Your original PR105 flight on July 3 will operate as PR5105 San Francisco to Cebu, departing SFO on July 4 (Saturday) at 11:55 PM and arriving in CEB at 5:00 AM on July 6 (Monday). The re-timing to a July 4 departure is necessary to align with the approved slots at Cebu airport.



• PR 119 departing Toronto (YYZ) on July 1
-- will operate as PR5119 (Toronto to Cebu), departing Toronto on July 2 (Thursday) at 11:55 PM and arriving in CEB at 5:00 AM on July 4. The re-timing to a July 2 departure is necessary to align with the approved slots at Cebu airport.



• PR 117 departing Vancouver (YVR) on July 3
-- will operate instead as PR 5117 Vancouver to Cebu, to depart Vancouver at 11:55 PM and arrive in CEB at 5:00 AM on July 5



• PR 427 departing Tokyo Narita (NRT) on July 3
-- will operate instead as PR5427 Narita to Cebu, to depart NRT one day early on July 2 (Thursday) at 1:10 PM and arrive in CEB at 5:10 PM. The re-timing to a July 2 departure is necessary to align with approved slots at Cebu airport.



• PR 508 departing Singapore (SIN) on July 1 and 5
-- Your original PR508 on July 1 will operate instead as Singapore to Cebu, to depart SIN at 4:00 PM and arrive in CEB at 8:30 PM

-- Your original PR508 on July 5 will operate as PR5508 Singapore to Cebu, departing SIN on July 6 (Monday) at 4:00 PM and arriving in CEB at 8:30 PM. The re-timing to a July 6 departure is necessary to align with the approved slots at Cebu airport.



• PR 437 departing Nagoya (NGO) on July 3
-- will operate instead as PR5437, departing NGO on July 4 (Saturday) at 12:30 PM and arriving in CEB at 3:55 PM. The re-timing to a July 4 departure is necessary to align with the approved slots at Cebu airport.



• PR 411 departing Osaka Kansai (KIX) on July 3
-- will operate instead as PR5411 departing KIX on July 4 (Saturday) at 3:05 PM and arriving in CEB at 6:30 PM. The re-timing to a July 4 departure is necessary to align with the approved slots at Cebu airport.



• PR 731 departing Bangkok (BKK) on July 1
-- will operate instead as Bangkok to Cebu, to depart BKK at 1:30 PM and arrive in CEB at 6:15 PM



• PR 891 departing Taipei (TPE) on July 1
-- will operate instead as PR5891 Taipei to Cebu, to depart TPE at 9:30 AM and arrive in CEB at 12:00 noon



• PR 301 departing Hong Kong (HKG) on July 3 and 5
-- will operate instead as Hong Kong to Cebu, to depart HKG at 11:10 AM and arrive in CEB at 2:00 PM



 PR 425 departing Fukuoka (FUK) on July 5

-- will operate instead as Fukuoka to Cebu, to depart FUK at 3:30 PM and arrive in CEB at 6:50 PM



• PR 111 departing Guam (GUM) on July 5
-- will operate instead as Guam to Cebu, to depart GUM at 6:45 AM and arrive in CEB at 8:45 AM



ATTENTION - ALL MANILA-BOUND PASSENGERS: WHAT TO EXPECT


You will undergo the required COVID testing in Cebu rather than in Manila, and quarantine at a Cebu hotel accredited by the Department of Health (DOH).


Once you receive a negative test result (usually within 24 to 48 hours of the test), PAL will fly you from Cebu to Manila at no extra charge. Please note that the cost for the COVID tests and the quarantine hotel will be borne by the traveler, whether the tests and quarantine take place in Cebu or Manila (except that, for Overseas Filipino Workers - OFWs, the government will shoulder the cost of tests and accommodation).



BOOK YOUR HOTEL IN ADVANCE


Please book your Cebu hotel accommodation prior to your departure. You may choose from this list of DOH-accredited hotels (please click this link for the updated list). We suggest that you book your hotel for at least two (2) nights, in line with the expected 24 to 48 hours processing time to receive the COVID test results.

Please show a copy of your hotel reservation as you check in for your PAL flight to the Philippines.



CEBU AIRPORT & PROVINCE ON GCQ STATUS -

Mactan Island, the site of Mactan Cebu airport, is presently under a more relaxed GCQ or General Community Quarantine status. This includes the many hotels on Mactan Island that have been accredited by the Department of Health (DOH). Mandaue City and most of the Province of Cebu are likewise under GCQ status.

Only Cebu City proper has been classified under the stricter ECQ or Enhanced Community Quarantine status until the end of June. "Cebu City" refers only to the specific urban area within the central city limits, and does not include the other cities and municipalities of Metro Cebu (such as Mandaue, Danao, Lapu Lapu, Cordova, Carcar, etc.) that are classified as GCQ.


Note: Information on quarantine status of regions is current as of June 28; however, this is subject to change for the July 1 to 15 period based on government proclamations.


PLEASE NOTE:

This new option to land in Cebu is one solution (to the quarantine arrival limitations) that we are working on with our airport and health authorities, so that we can serve the thousands of travelers who have urgent and essential reasons to travel home to the Philippines.


Our aircraft and our crew are ready to fly you home, and we will do what we can to make this possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding in this challenging time.




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