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REVISED PH ARRIVAL PROTOCOLS EFFECTIVE DEC 3

02 12 2021

REVISED PH ARRIVAL PROTOCOLS EFFECTIVE DEC 3

Advisory No. 228

as of 03 December 2021 06:00 PM

 

The Philippines' Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) has revised arrival guidelines as part of efforts to prevent the spread of new COVID-19 variants.

  

The new requirements for testing and quarantine of travelers from YELLOW and GREEN list countries take effect today December 3, 2021:

 
1). For fully vaccinated eligible travelers:
 
- Negative RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours prior departure 
- Facility based quarantine until release of negative results 
- Swabbing on the 5th day (RT-PCR test) from day of arrival 
- Home quarantine until 14th day from arrival
 
2). For eligible travelers who are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or whose vaccination status cannot be independently validated:
 
- Negative RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours prior departure 
- Facility based quarantine until release of negative results 
- Swabbing on 7th day  (RT-PCR test) from day of arrival 
- Home quarantine until 14th day from arrival 
 
Passengers (regardless of vaccination status) with no negative RT-PCR test-before-travel will be allowed to board their flights to the Philippines until December 5, 2021 11:59PM, but they will undergo facility-based quarantine upon arrival and 7th day swabbing. 
 
EFFECTIVE 12:01 December 6, 2021, those who fail to present a negative RT-PCR test-before-travel requirement will not be accepted on flights to the Philippines. 
 
Minors traveling with their parents shall follow the testing and quarantine protocol of the parent/guardian with them, regardless of their vaccination status and country of origin.
 
GUIDELINES ON TRAVEL TO THE PHILIPPINES FROM RED-LIST COUNTRIES REMAIN THE SAME:
 
- Inbound international travel shall not be allowed, regardless of vaccination status, except for Filipinos, coming from Red List countries/regions, or who have been to Red List countries/regions within the last 14 days prior to arrival to any port of the Philippines.
  
EXCEPTION FOR FILIPINOS
 
Only Filipinos returning to the Philippines via government-initiated or non-government-initiated repatriation and Bayanihan Flights may be allowed entry subject to the prevailing entry, testing, and quarantine protocols for Red List countries: 
 
Swabbing on 7th day  (RT-PCR test) from day of arrival 
- Release from facility upon completion of the mandated 10-day facility based quarantine and presentation of a negative RT-PCR result
Red List includes: South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Eswatini and Mozambique, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium and Italy.
 
ENTRY OF FOREIGN TOURISTS REMAIN SUSPENDED
 
The IATF has suspended the entry of fully vaccinated foreign tourists of non-visa required countries/regions from the Green List. Philippine Airlines operates flights to the following Green list countries/regions: Indonesia, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.
 
PASSENGER OPTIONS
 
Should you wish to postpone travel, you may avail of any of the following options:
 
Rebook to another flight with available space within 60 days after the original flight in the same booking class or higher within the same cabin class provided that the selected date is within the period of validity of the ticket no additional charge;
 
Convert your ticket to a travel voucher equivalent to the unused net value and unused taxes of your ticket; or
 
Refund the cost of your ticket, with refund service fees waived
 
You may visit www.philippineairlines.com and our Official PAL Facebook Page for the latest updates. We seek your understanding and cooperation as we implement these revised protocols as mandated by PH health authorities.

 

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