PAL Advisory on PH gov’t announcement to limit the number of inbound international passengers

Here is the latest Philippine Airlines (PAL) advisory regarding the Philippine Government announcement to limit the number of inbound international passengers from March 18 to April 19.

Travel Advisory No. 152
16 March 2021


Philippine government authorities have directed that international inbound arrivals at Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport shall be limited to a maximum of 1,500 passengers per day for all airlines combined, for the period from March 18 (at 8:00 AM Philippine time) to April 19, 2021 (at 8:00 AM Philippine time), in line with a directive issued by the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB).

To comply with the restriction, airlines will need to cancel a number of international flights to and from Manila during the stated March 18 to April 19 period. Philippine Airlines will operate our full international schedule for March 18 but we will be announcing in due course any flight cancellations on other days for the rest of the period.

Airlines will likewise comply with any directives from the Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI) and concerned authorities on the type of travelers that will be allowed entry into the Philippines within the same March 18 (8 AM) to April 19 (8 AM) period. Please note that certain passenger types will thus need to postpone their Manila-bound travels until after the stated period.

Please stay posted for further updates, as we await the final announcements and information from the BI and the concerned authorities.

We seek your understanding as we prepare to make adjustments in our operations to comply with these latest government measures, as we support the national effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Thank you.