Date: 28 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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Please be advised of the below new requirements for Covid-19 PCR testing for all of our destinations starting Aug 1 2020.
Mandatory COVID-19 PCR testing:
From 1 August, it will be mandatory to have a COVID-19 PCR test before you fly with Etihad Airways from any worldwide airport outside of Abu Dhabi. Your test must be carried out at an approved medical facility within 96 hours of arriving in Abu Dhabi.
You will also need a COVID-19 PCR test if you are travelling from Abu Dhabi to any European Union country, as well as Switzerland and the UK. Your test must be carried out at an approved medical facility in the UAE within 96 hours of your flight.
Children under 12 and people with mild and severe disabilities are exempt from COVID-19 PCR testing.
Find an approved clinic:
You will only be permitted to fly if you have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued by an approved clinic within 96 hours of arriving or departing Abu Dhabi.
You must arrange your test with a Pure Health medical facility if there are approved clinics in your country of departure – test results from other clinics will not be accepted.
If there are no approved Pure Health facilities in your city or country of departure, please refer to our list of locally approved medical clinics to arrange your COVID-19 PCR test. Simply enter your city or country of departure below to find your closest clinic.
You must print your test results and keep them with you throughout your trip – you will be required to present your test result for validation at check-in.
If your test is positive or you are unable to present proof of your negative COVID-19 PCR test, you will not be permitted to travel.
From 01-14 August, 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.
ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS
1) Manila Flight Operations
Between August 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020, ANA Manila-Narita (NH 820) flights will operate 5x a week. ANA Manila-Haneda (NH 870) will maintain its 3x weekly flight operations. Please see the flight schedules below:
In accordance with the Philippine Government’s restriction on international arrivals, ANA Haneda-Manila (NH 869) and ANA Narita-Manila (NH 819) flight schedules for the months of July and August will be as follows:
Passengers affected by the suspension of flights may rebook / refund their bookings free of charge. Please refer to our latest advisory ( Update 15) for ticket handling.
You may check the latest ANA international flight schedules at our website .
2) Terminal Changes
Starting July 8, 2020, all ANA flight departures and arrivals to/from Manila will use NAIA Terminal 3. Passengers will be allowed to enter the airport anytime provided they are holding valid tickets for flights departing within 24 hours. ANA check in counters will open at 3 hours prior to the flight’s estimated time of departure.
Due to partial suspensions of airport operations at Haneda Airport, all ANA international flights to / from Haneda will arrive and depart from Haneda Terminal 3 effective April 11, 2020 until further notice.
3) Guidelines on Arriving Passengers in the Philippines
Under existing protocols, all passengers of international flights arriving in the Philippines are required to undergo COVID-19 RT-PCR test as well as quarantine procedures in approved facilities while awaiting the results of their tests. In line with this, passengers are advised to pre-register and accomplish the Electronic-Case Investigation Form (E-CIF) online at http://e-cif.redcross.org.ph in order to expedite airport procedures.
Non-OFW passengers are encouraged to pre-book their accommodations in accredited establishments as identified by the Department of Tourism for their quarantine while awaiting results.
For more information, please visit the Civil Aeronautics Board website .
4) Entry Restrictions and Quarantine Strengthening Upon Entry in Japan
As of April 3, 2020, non-Japanese nationals who have stayed in the Philippines within 14 days prior to their arrival in Japan are subject to denial of entry (unless there are special circumstances). Effective March 28, 2020, The Philippines will be added to the list of countries subject to “Strengthened Quarantine” implemented by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.
Persons who have visited any of areas subject to strengthened quarantine
within 14 days before arrival in Japan are required to follow the
– Even without symptoms of illness, to stay at a place designated by the Chief of the Quarantine Station, (such as homes) for 14 days counting from the day after arrival, and TO NOT use public transportation for any purpose, including transport from airports, etc.
– Be sure to arrange an accommodation and means of private transportation from the airport to the accommodation in Japan. (DO NOT use public transportation.)
– Upon entry, a quarantine officer will register whereabouts for the 14-day period mentioned above and means of private transportation, at the quarantine station.
Those who enter Japan as a transit country are not subject to the measures, as long as they do not disembark.
For the full Q&A, please visit: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan Website
The most updated information for flight handling in response to COVID-19 is available through the ANA website. Please bookmark the following webpages:
ANA COVID-19 Travel Information
– ANA Care Promise – Safety Measures for Air Travel
– List of temporarily Suspended / Reduced International Flights
– List of temporarily Suspended / Reduced Domestic Flights
Effective July 26, 2020, 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.
Please refer to the image below for the active flights at Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminals: