Date: 21 July 2020 (UPDATED AS OF JULY 27, 2020)
The following countries require all passengers coming from the Philippines to present a Negative Result/Certificate for Covid-19 RT-PCR Test upon check-in for their flights. Failure to do so will result denial of boarding to their flight even if the passengers have confirmed bookings.
– United Arab Emirates (including Abu Dhabi and Dubai)
– Hong Kong (starting July 25)
– South Korea
– Taiwan (starting July 26 for entry and July 29 for transits)
Please refer below for further details of the conditions per country.
Affected passengers may email your Marsman Travel Consultant for clarification and assistance.
Marsman Drysdale Travel Inc.
Starting from July 26, travelers arriving in Taiwan from Philippines must undergo COVID-19 testing at airports and observe quarantine measures
On July 24, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) reported that coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to rage in the Philippines. Furthermore, of 11 imported cases confirmed in Taiwan from June, six are linked to the Philippines. To protect public health, the CECC announced that starting from July 26, travelers arriving in Taiwan from the Philippines must follow related quarantine measures which are listed below.
1. Taiwanese nationals and certain foreign nationals (foreign nationals
with an Alien Resident Certificate or a resident visa, migrant workers,
foreign students, and foreign diplomats) must, whether they have symptoms
or not, have their specimens collected at the airport upon entry into the
country. Those who have symptoms shall be transported to a group quarantine
facility to await test results; asymptomatic individuals shall undergo a
14-day period of home quarantine at home or at a quarantine hotel.
2. Foreign nationals without an Alien Resident Certificate must provide a certificate of a negative COVID-19 test result issued within three days of boarding before they are allowed to board their flight or their transit flight, or to enter Taiwan. Those who wish to enter Taiwan must also undergo home quarantine for 14 days after entry into the country.
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Emirates would like to inform you on the updated requirements for passengers transiting/travelling to Dubai.
Passengers must carry a negative PCR test certificate if:
– Your point of origin is one of the countries or airports listed below.
– You traveled from the points listed below to another destination and took a connecting Emirates flight to Dubai.
Without a test certificate, passenger will not be accepted on the flight.
The certificate must be issued by a local government approved laboratory.
Certificates must be issued no more than 96 hours before departure. This
applies to the following points of origin:
– Russian Federation
– USA – Dallas Fort Worth (DFW), Houston (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Orlando (MCO), including passengers originating from California, Florida and Texas connecting to an Emirates flight to Dubai.
Click this link for the Licensed Covid-19 Testing Laboratories in the Philippines.
> ETIHAD AIRWAYS
Guests travelling to Abu Dhabi as their final destination from Azerbaijan, Egypt, India, Lebanon, Philippines, Russia or Sri Lanka, are required to show a negative COVID-19 PCR test result received within 72 hours prior to departure from an approved clinic . If a guest does not have a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate, they will not be permitted to board.
This will be effective July 22 for the succeeding flights (MNL-AUH) until further notice.
Please take note that this “does not apply” to passengers “transiting” in Abu Dhabi to onward destinations within our network or
those originating from EY’s “Online Destinations” Inbound to Manila”.
Beginning July 25, passengers flying from Philippines to Hong Kong will be required to present a negative Covid-19 Nucleic Acid Test result for 72 hours before flight as well as a confirmed booking for 14 days at a hotel for the mandatory quarantine.
Airlines are tasked to check/collect the following documents as check-in
requirements for passengers bound to Hong Kong:
1. Certificate issued by a laboratory or healthcare institution bearing the HKID or passport number of the traveller showing that the traveller undergoes a SARS-CoV-2 Nucleic Acid Test and tested negative. The test should be done within 72 hours before their scheduled departure for Hong Kong. Form A
2. Certificate issued by the government certifying the laboratory or institution is recognized and approved by the government. Form B
3. Original report of the test issued by the laboratory or healthcare institution bearing the name and passport number of the traveller
4. Confirmed hotel booking with stay of not less than 14 days from the date of arrival in Hong Kong.
The above requirements do not apply to transiting passengers.
Effective July 20, 2020, all passengers departing from Manila arriving and transferring at Incheon International Airport must present a valid COVID-19 PCR negative certificate issued within 48-hours prior departure by an accredited hospital designated by the South Korean Embassy in the Philippines, due to the increasing number of positive cases in the country. Exempted to this requirement are passengers holding Korean passports.
Here are the accredited hospitals designated by the Korean Embassy in the Philippines:
Passengers are required to present the certificate upon check-in at the airport. Failure to do so will result to denial of entry in the airport.