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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (May 18, 2020)
May 18, 2020

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (May 18, 2020)

Location:  The Philippines


LAST DAY to Register Interest in Special Philippine Airlines Flights (Two Sweeper Flights Added):

U.S. Citizens in the Philippines:  The deadline to register your interest in the special Philippine Airlines (PAL) flights to Los Angeles and San Francisco and/or sweeper flights is today, Monday, May 18 at 11:59 p.m. (Manila time).  Click here to register NOW.

NOTE:  PAL has added sweeper flights on May 26 for Legazpi and Tacloban.  

  • May 21 from Manila to Los Angeles with two domestic sweeper flights – one from Cebu and one from Davao.
  • May 26 from Manila to San Francisco with ten domestic sweeper flights from Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Dumaguete, Iloilo, Siargao, Tagbilaran, Legazpi and Tacloban.

All flight arrangements will be made by PAL, not the Embassy.  You must submit a working phone number and include all local or international area codes.  PAL will contact you to arrange payment and ticketing after you have registered for the flights, so check your contact details carefully before submitting the survey and keep your phone on and handy.  Do not call the Embassy for booking or ticketing. 

For the PAL sweeper flights, you MUST have proof of an onward international flight.  If that flight is NOT within 24 hours, you also MUST have proof of a confirmed hotel reservation in Manila until your international flight departs.  You CANNOT take a sweeper flight without an onward international flight confirmation.

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.
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