Dubai: Filipinos coming from the UAE can even now go home regardless of the momentary ban for international nationals coming from 34 nations around the world, together with the UAE. Filipinos who want to continue with their vacation plans will be subjected to a obligatory 14-working day quarantine at an accredited facility on arrival in Manila, irrespective of their COVID-19 exam end result.
Two airlines — Cebu Pacific (CEB) and Philippine Airways (PAL) — issued journey advisories on Friday next the Philippine government’s selection to lengthen non permanent journey ban for overseas nationals till January 31 due to the new COVID-19 variant. “During this period of time, only Filipino citizens will be acknowledged on flights from Dubai, Nagoya (Japan), Singapore, and Seoul (South Korea),” Cebu Pacific reported in a statement sent to Gulf News. “Cebu Pacific (CEB) will not accept foreign nationals who originated from, transited by using, or frequented in 14 days in advance of arrival in the Philippines, any of the 34 countries specified by the (Philippine) Inter-Agency Task Power (IATF),” it included.
Nations around the world influenced by the temporary ban incorporate United kingdom, Usa, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Switzerland, Italy, Denmark, Israel, Portugal, China, Spain, Ireland, Netherlands, Singapore, Lebanon, Japan, Finland, Norway, Canada, Germany, Sweden, Australia, France, Iceland, South Korea, Jordan, Brazil, Australia, Jamaica, Oman, UAE, Luxembourg and Hungary.
Philippine Airlines, meanwhile, shared a list of travellers who are exempted from the journey restriction and are allowed to enter the Philippines, issue to approved arrival and quarantine protocols. These include: unaccompanied insignificant Filipino nationals beneath the repatriation programme of the governing administration, nearby or accredited non-Filipino diplomats and worldwide organisations this sort of as Environment Wellbeing Organisation or United Nations, non-Filipino dignitaries, and health care and emergency cases, which include health-related escorts with valid entry visa.
CEB explained passengers influenced by the temporary ban may avail of totally free rebooking in 90 days (with waived rebooking fee and fare big difference), can get full journey fund (valid for two decades) or get whole refund.