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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 7, 2020)
April 7, 2020

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 7, 2020)

Location:  The Philippines


International Flights:

International commercial flight options currently exist in the Philippines.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. government does not currently anticipate arranging repatriation flights in the Philippines at this time.

International Flights Departing from Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on April 7:

The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) updates their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/MIAAGovPh/) with scheduled international flights.  Listed below are the scheduled departures for April 7.

JL 742      MNL-NRT    ETD 1425

QR 933    MNL-DOH    ETD 1835

KE 624     MNL-ICN     ETD 2330

OZ 704     MNL-ICN     ETD 2345

These flight schedules may change at any given time.  Please contact your airline for confirmation.

Visit the MIAA Facebook and Twitter pages for an updated schedule of international flights.



Philippine Airlines (PAL) Announces Plans for Partial Resumption of Flights:

  • PAL will not operate any international routes for the rest of April 2020.
  • PAL plans to operate a reduced number of international flights to the U.S. and other destinations in May.
  • PAL is readying plans to resume partial domestic operations at some period between April 15 and May 31.

Visit the PAL webpage https://www.philippineairlines.com/en/aboutus/newsandevents?c=1 to view the advisory.

Consider your plan to shelter in place:  While the U.S. Embassy attempts to address these continuing challenges in assisting U.S. citizens, please make necessary preparations if staying in the Philippines during the quarantine period.  Please comply with local quarantine requirements and strictly follow local authorities.

Actions to Take:


  • U.S. Embassy in the Philippines
    1201 Roxas Boulevard
    +63(2) 5301-2000, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
    After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +(63)(2) 5301-2000
  • State Department–Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444.
  • State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Advisories, Alerts, and the Philippines Country Specific Information.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts.
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