Travel Advisory

CEBU arrival for flights from the US, UK, Japan & Singapore

24 6月 2020

Advisory No. 82

Attention - Passengers departing from:
- Los Angeles (PR 103) on June 25 and June 27
- London (PR 721) and San Francisco (PR 105) on June 26;
- Honolulu (PR 101) and Tokyo Narita (PR 427) on June 27;
- Singapore (PR 508) on June 28; and
- Nagoya (PR 437) and Osaka Kansai (PR 411) on June 29

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:

• PR 103 departing Los Angeles (LAX) on June 25
-- Your original PR103 flight has been re-routed to operate as PR5113 (Los Angeles to Cebu), departing LAX at 11:55 AM on June 26 (Friday) and arriving in CEB at 5:00 PM on June 27. The re-timing to a June 26 departure is to allow for required arrival spacing interval at Cebu airport; no change in arrival day (June 27).

• PR 721 departing London (LHR) on June 26
-- will operate instead as London to Cebu, to depart LHR at 11:00 AM of June 26 and arrive in CEB at 8:55 AM on June 27

• PR 105 departing San Francisco (SFO) on June 26
-- will operate instead as San Francisco to Cebu, to depart SFO at 11:00 PM of June 26 and arrive in CEB at 5:00 AM on June 28

• PR 427 departing Tokyo Narita (NRT) on June 27
-- will operate instead as PR5427 Narita to Cebu, to depart NRT at 4:00 PM of June 27 and arrive in CEB at 8:00 PM on June 27

• PR 103 departing Los Angeles (LAX) on June 27
-- will operate instead as PR5103 departing LAX at 11:55 PM and arriving in CEB at 5:00 AM on June 29

• PR 101 departing Honolulu (HNL) on June 27
-- will operate instead as Honolulu to Cebu, to depart HNL at 11:40 AM and arrive in CEB at 4:30 PM on June 28
• PR 508 departing Singapore (SIN) on June 28
-- will operate instead as Singapore to Cebu, to depart SIN at 4:00 PM and arrive in CEB at 8:30 PM

• PR 437 departing Nagoya (NGO) on June 29
-- will operate instead as PR5437 departing NGO at 10:30 AM and arriving in CEB at 2:00 PM

• PR 411 departing Osaka Kansai (KIX) on June 29
-- will operate instead as PR5411 departing KIX at 4:10 PM and arriving in CEB at 7:40 PM

The rerouting to CEBU is necessary to avoid a full cancellation of your flight, as we avail of the newly established testing and quarantine facilities at Mactan Cebu.

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.

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.


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.

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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