United States Embassy Manila, Philippines
Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (April 7, 2020)
Location: The Philippines
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:
- Contact the airlines and contacts directly for reservations and updated information.
- Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Monitor local news for updates.
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 here for information on conditions in the Philippines.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the U.S.
- Consult resources below as necessary:
- Philippine Department of Health (DOH)
- Philippine Department of Health (FAQs)
- Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI)
- Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA)
- Philippine Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB)
- Philippine Maritime Industry Authority
- Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs
- Philippine Department of Interior and Local Government
- Philippine Department of Tourism
- COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov
- CDC page on COVID-19
- Philippines Travel Advisory
- Philippines Country Information Page
- U.S. Embassy in the Philippines
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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.
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