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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila, Philippines (March 24, 2020)
March 24, 2020

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (March 24, 2020)

Location:  Cebu, Philippines


Mactan-Cebu International Airport relayed the following:

  • There are confirmed sweeper flights from Philippine Airlines today, March 24, 2020, departing Cebu to Manila only, open to U.S. citizens with an outbound international flight out of Manila within up to five (5) days.
  • Passengers are required to show proof of flight booking confirmation and hotel reservation within Manila.
  • Confirmed flight today will be departing at 13:30H /1:30 p.m. and the next flight will be at 18:00H/6:00 p.m.  However, please note that the 18:00H/6:00 p.m. flight is subject to the number of passengers who will purchase tickets at the PAL ticketing office located at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport.
  • The average cost of the flight from Cebu to Manila is approximately Php 10,000 per passenger.
  • Mactan-Cebu International Airport reports that the next flight will be available on Friday, March 27, 2020, subject to the number of passengers.  Passengers may call the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Help Desk at 494-9000 (landline) or 0917-570-3060 (mobile).
  • Per the Department of Tourism (DOT), stranded foreigners can approach the set-up table provided for them so they can register and be included in the DOT list.  The tables are located at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport in both Terminals 1 and 2.  Stranded individuals can look for the “DOT/GMCAC Pad for stranded foreigners.”  Airlines may require passengers to be on the DOT list prior to issuing a ticket.

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