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    UPDATE ON FLIGHT OPERATIONS OF SEVERAL AIRLINES AS OF 3 JULY 2020

UPDATE ON FLIGHT OPERATIONS OF SEVERAL AIRLINES AS OF 3 JULY 2020

MDTI-TA-2020-132
Date: 3 July 2020

Please refer to airline flight operations update below.

Affected passengers may email your Marsman Travel Consultant for clarification and assistance.

Our standard operating hours starts from 8:30AM until 5:00PM daily. For emergency support, after office hours and weekends, you may reach us through our hotline, +63917 896 4891 (Globe), available from 5:00PM to 2:00AM (next day).

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TURKISH AIRLINES

After the flight irregularities Turkish Airlines experienced for a while due to the coronavirus epidemic, July brings them back to Manila. Starting July 18, 2020, TK will be resuming its flight operations to/from Manila with 2 flights per week.

The flight plan below shows the flights to be operated until the end of JULY:

EMIRATES

Emirates will operate passenger flights from Manila to Dubai on the following dates this July:

Health and safety first: Emirates has implemented a comprehensive set of measures at every step of the customer journey to ensure the safety of its customers and employees on the ground and in the air, including the distribution of complimentary hygiene kits containing masks, gloves, hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes to all customers. For more information on these measures and the services available on each flight, visit: www.emirates.com/yoursafety

Travel restrictions: Customers are reminded that travel restrictions remain in place, and travellers will only be accepted on flights if they comply with the eligibility and entry criteria requirements of their destination countries. Visit: www.emirates.com/wherewefly . Visitors to Dubai should hold an international health insurance policy covering illness from Covid-19 for the duration of their stay. More information on entry requirements for international visitors to Dubai can be found here .

UAE citizens and residents: Residents returning to Dubai can check the latest requirements at: www.emirates.com/returntoDubai .

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RESUMPTION OF SERVICES FOR PREMIUM CUSTOMERS:

> Emirates’ chauffeur drive service is now available in DXB and in majority of the destinations they have resumed/started flying again. Visit this link to check if there is chauffeur drive service available in your city of destination: https://www.emirates.com/english/experience/chauffeur-drive/
> Emirates will open one lounge in Terminal 3 Concourse B, Dubai International Airport (DXB) to serve First Class, Business Class and eligible Emirates Skywards members from 1 July. Lounge guests will enter through biometric gates using facial recognition to reduce contact. More Emirates lounges in Dubai and around the world are planned to be opened in the coming months.
> Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Emirates modified some of its services such as on-line check-in, in-flight dining, live TV, in-flight duty free, on-board Wi-fi, etc. Cabin baggage have to be checked-in, and customers can only bring essential items such as a laptop, handbag, briefcase or baby items on board. Customers are reminded to bring pens to fill out Health Declaration Forms required for some destinations. Check their service changes to see what to expect along your journey: https://www.emirates.com/ae/english/help/our-current-network-and-services/
> Emirates has implemented a comprehensive set of measures at every step of the customer journey to ensure the safety of its customers and employees. Emirates’ modern aircraft cabins have been fitted with advanced HEPA air filters which remove 99.97% of viruses and eliminate dust, allergens and germs from cabin air for a healthier and safer on-board environment. After its journey and on landing in Dubai, each aircraft will go through enhanced cleaning and disinfection processes to ensure safety and proper sanitation. A read through on our step-by-step guide to all the measures Emirates put in place to keep passengers safe and protected along their journey is available on below link: https://www.emirates.com/ae/english/help/your-safety/
> Dubai will start to accept leisure visitors starting July 7, 2020. For protocols particular to International tourists entering DXB, kindly visit this link for the latest updates. https://mediaoffice.ae/en/news/2020/June/21-06/Supreme-Committee-of-Crisis-and-Disaster-Management-announces-new-air-travel-protocols

Visitors to Dubai should hold an international health insurance policy covering illness from Covid-19 for the duration of their stay. More information on entry requirements for international visitors to Dubai can be found on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A13MLRa86qkFor



ASIANA AIRLINES

With the directive of Philippine Aviation Authority on the restriction of International Arrivals at Manila Airport resulting in limited inbound flights available, please be advised that the Philippine Embassy in South Korea arrange a special flight from Incheon to Manila on July 07 via OZ703 with limited seat capacity.

Flight Details:
JULY 07 OZ703 ICN MNL 1900 2225



EVA AIR

(Revised) Guidelines for Inbound Travel to Taiwan:
Foreign nationals may apply to enter Taiwan starting June 29, 2020, for reasons other than tourism and regular social visits. The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) stated that foreign nationals who have received permission to enter Taiwan must present an English-language certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within three (3) business days before the flight. Passengers must also undergo home quarantine for fourteen (14) days and observe other relevant epidemic prevention measures upon entry into the country. For more details, please refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA) links below:
https://www.cdc.gov.tw/En/Bulletin/Detail/TKfwilf9pWlMEbZC3b93xg?typeid=158
https://www.cdc.gov.tw/Category/QAPage/B5ttQxRgFUZlRFPS1dRliw
https://www.boca.gov.tw/cp-220-5081-c06dc-2.html

Short-term business travelers are allowed for entry and can apply for a shortened home quarantine period. Taiwan Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)announced that business travelers who wish to make short visits to Taiwan can apply for shortened home quarantine period starting from June 22, 2020, if such travelers meet all the conditions listed below:
– Those who are allowed entry according to the announcements of the CECC
– Those whose duration of stay doesn’t exceed three months
– Business travelers who enter the country for business activities, such as goods inspection, after-sale services, technical assistance and training, and contract signing
– Those who arrive from low or medium-risk countries/regions announced by the CECC and have no history of travel to other countries in the last fourteen (14) days before boarding the flight to Taiwan.
a. Low-risk countries/regions: New Zealand, Australia, Macao, Palau, Fiji, Brunei, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Thailand, Mongolia, Bhutan.
b. Medium-risk countries/regions: South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore.

*Countries/regions above are subject to change

For more details, please refer to the Taiwan CDC link: https://www.cdc.gov.tw/En/Bulletin/Detail/a9zCFAfhICztjWXp83fQFg?typeid=158

Additionally, you may refer to the guidelines below for inbound Filipino travelers to Taiwan effective June 29, 2020.
– All foreign workers including Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs)will be under quarantine at a designated place, which is arranged by the Ministry of Labor (MOL) after arrival. Employers need to submit the fourteen (14) days quarantine plan to MOL before the flight. Due to the limitation of the quarantine center, MOL will send an OK-to-board list of foreign workers to EVA Air daily.
Philippine nationals married to Taiwanese holding Philippine passports should secure an English language Certificate of Negative COVID-19 issued three (3) days prior to departure.
Philippine nationals married to Taiwanese holding Taiwan passports no longer need to present an English language Certificate of Negative COVID-19. However, they will be subject to fourteen (14) days home quarantine.

All arrival passengers and transit passengers should fill out the Health Declaration and Home Quarantine Notice before boarding. They can also access the Passenger Health Declaration and Home Quarantine Information System thru the link: https://hdhq.mohw.gov.tw/. Passengers need to provide their seat numbers and are required to answer all the information needed. A photo or a screenshot after the transaction is mandatory.

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Lifting of Taiwan Transit Ban Notice:
The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) directive order concerning imposing a transit ban in Taiwan has been lifted effective June 25, 2020. Please be guided of the following reminders:
– Transfers are only allowed between airlines within the Evergreen Group airlines (EVA / UNI Air). Transfer to and from flights operated by other airlines are currently not allowed. In the first phase, transfer to and from Mainland China is not permitted.
– For entry requirements of final destination, please also make sure that passenger is eligible or not before the reservation.
– The connection time between flights must be less than 8 hours on the same day.
– Passengers shall get onward boarding pass from the origin and have baggage through checked-in to final destination.
– Passengers must wear mask throughout the entire journey, including in-flight, departure or transit/transfer and cooperate to do the temperature screening, hands sanitization and etc.
– Follow the instructions from our staff to board or disembark the plane. For the transit/transfer, please follow the ground staff to the boarding gate or stay at the designated transit/transfer area.

For further details, please refer to: https://www.evaair.com/en-global/about-eva-air/news/travelnews/2020-03-22-covid-19-taiwan-transit-news.html



CATHAY PACIFIC

In line with the health protocols issued by the IATF, Airport authorities will implement stricter measures on arriving international passengers. A maximum of 1,200 inbound passengers per day (to be shared by all operating carriers) will be allowed entry at NAIA. From 09 July to 22July, Cathay Pacific will be able to accept inbound passengers for below dates:

Departing Manila to Hong Kong flights remain operational daily / CX906 departure at 10.45AM.



NAIA

Please refer to the image below for the active flights at Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminals:

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