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PAL continues to fly international to four continents amidst MECQ

Despite the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) imposed over the National Capital Region (NCR), Philippine Airlines continues to operate international flights in and out the country.

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The airline operates 40 weekly flights from Manila, which include non-stop long routes to and from the United States, Canada, and United Kingdom.

For North America, PAL maintains flights to Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Honolulu, Vancouver and Toronto, as well as to Guam.

PAL’s Japan network serves Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka and Tokyo via both Narita and Haneda airports, and includes a bi-weekly service from Cebu to Tokyo Narita.

PAL also continues to serve regular flights to the Middle East  which include Dubai, Riyadh, Doha and Dammam. Other international PAL flights include London, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taipei, Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur. Sydney and Bangkok are served occasionally, but at a limited frequency in compliance with ongoing travel restrictions or quarantine facility limitations.

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Under the MECQ, domestic flights to and from Manila are suspended until August 18. PAL domestic flights from Cebu and Clark remain unaffected. International flights are allowed on a limited basis, subject to strict government guidelines in line with the testing and quarantine capacity at the gateway airport.

International flight schedule from Manila for August

Below is the schedule of PAL flights for the month of August. Please do note that these are subject to change contingent on a country's government imposed travel restrictions, ongoing health situation, and other factors like covid-19 testing capacity.

Manila- Los Angeles- Manila
4x a week (Tue/ Wed/ Fri/ Sun)

Manila- San Francisco- Manila
2x a week (Wed/Sat)

Manila- New York
Once a week (Friday)

New York- Manila
Once a week (Saturday)

Manila- Honolulu- Manila
Once a week (Thursday)

Manila- Toronto
Once a week (Wednesday)

Toronto- Manila
Once a week (Thursday)

Manila- Vancouver
2x a week (Thu/ Sat)

Vancouver- Manila
2x a week (Thu/Sun)

Manila- Guam
Once a week (Saturday)

Guam- Manila
Once a week (Sunday)

Manila- London (Heathrow)- Manila
Once a week (Thursday)

Manila- Singapore
3x a week (Mon/ Wed/ Fri)
4x a week (Mon/ Wed/ Fri/ Sat) effective Aug. 17

Singapore- Manila
3x a week (Mon/ Wed/ Fri)
4x a week (Mon/ Wed/ Fri/ Sat) effective Aug. 17

Manila- Kuala Lumpur- Manila
Once a week (Saturday)

Manila- Jakarta
Aug. 9 and 23

Jakarta- Manila
Aug. 10 and 24

Manila- Bangkok
Aug. 15 and 29

Bangkok- Manila
Aug. 5, 15 and 29

Manila- Tokyo (Haneda)- Manila
3x a week (Mon/ Wed/ Sun)

Manila- Tokyo (Narita)- Manila
3x a week (Tue/ Thu/ Fri)

Manila- Fukuoka- Manila
Once a week (Sunday)

Manila- Osaka (Kansai)- Manila
3x a week (Tue/ Fri/ Sun)

Manila- Nagoya- Manila
2x a week (Wed/ Sat)

Manila- Hong Kong- Manila
Once a week (Friday)

Manila- Taipei- Manila
Once a week (Wednesday) effective Aug 12

Manila- Dubai- Manila
2x a week (Tue/ Thu)

Manila- Dammam- Manila
2x a week (Mon/ Fri)

Manila- Riyadh- Manila
2x a week (Tue/ Sat)

Manila – Doha- Manila
Once a week (Thursday)

Manila- Port Moresby
August 27

Port Moresby- Manila
August 28

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)- Manila
Once a week (Wednesday)

Manila- Seoul (Incheon)- Manila
August 26, September 9 & 23

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Extra requirements

In a PAL advisory, some countries require other documents like negative RT-PCR test results.

Travelers bound for Hong Kong must present an original copy of a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test result, taken within 72 hours before departure, along with original lab report, PH local government certificate recognizing the laboratory, and hotel booking for at least 14 days quarantine stay in Hong Kong (home quarantine not allowed).

All foreign nationals that do not hold resident status must secure/provide a negative COVID-19 RT PCR test result issued within 3 days prior to departure, and to undergo 14 days quarantine upon arrival in Taipei; except Taiwanese nationals, foreign workers who hold Residence Permits or Residence Visas, Migrant Workers, Overseas Students, and members of the diplomatic service, who may take the required PCR Test upon arrival in Taipei. Passengers transiting through Taipei will not be allowed on our flights, in line with local restrictions.

Travelers to Dubai must obtain a COVID-19 negative certificate (PCR test results) no more than 96 hours before departure, to comply with requirements of Dubai authorities.

Attribution: Cielo Villaluna, PAL Spokesperson

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