MDTI-TA-2020-078 (4 May 2020)
Please refer to update below.
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) accedes to the decision of the National Task Force Against COVID-19 to temporarily suspend the use of all international airports in the country effective 0800HRS of 03 May 2020 for international inbound passenger flights, except enroute emergencies.
The move is deemed necessary in order to ensure that our country will not experience a second wave of Covid-19 pandemic due to the increasing number of international passenger arrivals. It should be noted that most of our repatriated citizens are coming from countries which experienced significant Covid-19 outbreak.
The National Task Force (NTF) Against COVID-19 has made the decision to temporarily restrict flight operations at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila and all other international airports in the country except for the following:
(1) Emergencies while enroute
(2) Cargo Flights
(3) Air Ambulance and medical supplies flights
(4) Weather Mitigation Flights
(5) Maintenance Flights
Also allowed to continue are sweeper flights for foreign nationals repatriating back to their respective countries. All domestic air arrivals and departures at the NAIA will remain suspended.
This decision is meant to decongest our quarantine facilities to protect our people by preventing the further spread of COVID-19 and also ensure that our overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are well taken cared of when they arrive from abroad. As of today, there are already approximately 20,000 OFWs undergoing mandatory quarantine in Metro Manila.
The new flight restriction is only temporary and will be implemented for one week to give the government the opportunity to decongest the quarantine facilities in Metro Manila.
source: http://www.dotr.gov.ph/55-dotrnews/1341-from-the-office-of-the-national-task-force-chief-implementer-secretary-carlito-galvez-jr.html | http://www.dotr.gov.ph/55-dotrnews/1342-on-the-decision-of-the-national-task-force-against-covid-19-for-the-temporary-suspension-of-usage-of-all-ph-international-airports-for-inbound-international-passenger-flights.html
Please refer to the image below for the active flights at Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1: