MANILA, 2 February 2021: Philippine Airlines has introduced
new measures on testing and quarantine for arriving passengers effective since
Monday 1 February.
Based on measures outlined by the Inter-Agency Task Force
for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF), the airline requires
that all arriving passengers undergo a reverse transcription-polymerase chain
reaction or RT-PCR testing on the sixth day of quarantine at a facility or
hotel accredited by tourism and health agencies.
The airline said the requirements would be strictly implemented
upon arrival at any international airport in the country.
In addition, the airline reported that new quarantine
capacity limitations had prompted authorities to impose flight arrival
restrictions at Manila airport, forcing airlines to cancel some previously
scheduled flights to and from other airports such as Cebu and Clark.
Meanwhile, the government decided last week not to extend
the travel restrictions for 36 countries where the new Covid-19 variants have
PAL noted the only people allowed to travel to the
Philippines are citizens, foreign nationals with long-term visas, diplomats and
dignitaries, and medical emergency cases, including medical escorts.
(Source: PAL Facebook page)