Travel Advisory

Flight from Taipei on January 16 to land in Clark

17 1月 2021


As of January 15, 2021

UPDATE as of Jan. 15:  Additional flights from Qatar and Saudi Arabia will also be re-routed to CLARK on Jan. 18 and 19.


Attention: Passengers departing from:

  • Riyadh (PR 5655) on January 15, 16, 18 and 19
  • Dammam (PR 5683) on January 16, 18 and 19
  • Doha (PR 685) on January 18


Your flights will be re-routed to land in CLARK (Clark International Airport - CRK) instead of in Manila, because of quarantine testing capacity limitations at Manila airport. The re- routing to Clark is necessary to avoid a full cancellation of your flight. More details:


• PR 5655 departing Riyadh (RUH) on January 15

-- will operate as Riyadh-Clark

-- Departure time from RUH: 10:35PM

-- Arrival time in CRK: 01:05PM next day – January 16


• PR 5655 departing Riyadh (RUH) on January 16, 18 and 19

-- will operate as Riyadh-Clark

-- Departure time from RUH: 07:40PM

-- Arrival time in CRK: 10:10AM next day – January 17, 19 and 20 respectively


• PR 5683 departing Dammam (DMM) on January 16, 18 and 19

-- will operate as Dammam-Clark

-- Departure time from DMM: 05:10PM

-- Arrival time in CRK: 07:10 AM next day – January 17, 19 and 20 respectively


• PR 685 departing Doha (DOH) on January 18

-- will operate as Doha-Clark

-- Departure time from DOH: 08:00PM

-- Arrival time in CRK: 09:35 AM next day – January 19



You will undergo the required COVID testing in Clark rather than in Manila, and quarantine at a Clark hotel accredited by the Philippine health and tourism authorities. 


Once you receive a negative test result (usually in 48 hours of the test, although the release timing varies and may be longer or shorter), non-OFWs and foreign nationals may avail of the free shuttle/bus service to NAIA Terminal 2 that PAL will schedule, at no extra charge. The transportation for OFWS will be handled by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).

Please note that the cost for the COVID tests and the quarantine hotel will be borne by the traveler. (For Overseas Filipino Workers - OFWs, the government will shoulder the cost of tests and accommodation).


Passengers on these PAL flights but originating from certain countries listed under recently imposed travel restrictions must undergo 14-day mandatory quarantine. OFWs shall be accommodated at a facility designated by the government for free. Non-OFWs and eligible non-Filipinos may be accommodated at a government-designated facility, subject to availability; or, can choose an accredited BOQ hotel at their own expense (https://bit.ly/CRKQuarantineHotels).


For more information on the arrival process, please check the link: https://bit.ly/PALTravelsToPH



If you test negative and you wish to be accommodated on the next flight available from Manila or Clark to your final point of arrival, you may call our Reservations Hotline at +6328855-8888 (8AM to 8PM) for changes on connecting flight/s. Please ensure to pre-register and secure all travel and health documents required by your destination’s Local Government Unit (LGU).


For more information on the arrival process, please check the link: https://bit.ly/PALTravelsToPH


For non-OFWs and foreign nationals, please book your Clark hotel accommodation prior to your departure. You may choose from this list of accredited hotels. For the updated list, please click on this link – List of DOH-Inspected hotels in Clark

We suggest that you book your hotel for at least two (2) nights, in line with the expected 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.

The hotel or quarantine accommodation for OFWs is arranged by OWWA upon arrival in Clark.


All passengers arriving in Clark are required to fill out the Health Declaration Card, Case Investigation Form, and the Affidavit of Undertaking to be collected upon arrival. Click on this link to download the forms: Health Declaration Card (HDC) Case Investigation Form (CIF)Affidavit of Undertaking (AOU) .


This new option to land in Clark is one solution (to the quarantine arrival limitations) that we have worked out with 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.


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