COVID-19 PUBLIC ADVISORY NO. 28: RE-OPENING OF THE NINOY AQUINO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (NAIA) FOR INBOUND COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS TO THE PHILIPPINES

COVID-19 PUBLIC ADVISORY NO. 28: RE-OPENING OF THE NINOY AQUINO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (NAIA) FOR INBOUND COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS TO THE PHILIPPINES

Further to our COVID-19 Public Advisory No. 26 on the temporary suspension of flight operations at all airports in the Philippines from 03 to 10 May 2020, the Embassy announces that per Notice to Airman (NOTAM) released late afternoon of 08 May 2020 by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Operations Center, inbound commercial flights carrying passengers will now be allowed to land at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) starting Monday, 11 May 2020 on the following assigned days and with relevant restrictions:

  1. Inbound international chartered flights will be allowed to land on Mondays and Thursdays provided the necessary endorsement from the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs and clearance from CAAP are secured for the purposes of securing slots at the NAIA; and
  1. Scheduled inbound international commercial passenger flights will be allowed to land on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays provided an approval is secured from CAAP 48 hours before the scheduled departure from the airport of origin for purposes of securing slots at NAIA and rescheduling of flights if necessary. This requirement is in compliance with the 400 passengers per day capacity limitation.

The restrictions, which will last one (1) month, from 11 May to 10 June 2020, will be implemented in NAIA only, with other international airports in the country having their separate restrictions.

The above restrictions do not apply to the following:

  1. En route flights experiencing emergencies;
  2. Cargo flights;
  3. Air ambulance and medical supplies flights;
  4. Government and military flights;
  5. Weather mitigation flights; and
  6. Maintenance and utility flights.

 

All individuals intending to travel to the Philippines during the one-month period mentioned above should coordinate directly with their airlines regarding the status of their flights.

 

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