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I have a international flight leaving Cebu International Airport leaving April 15th late morning via Eva Airlines. I am in the Dumaguete area. How do I get to the Cebu Airport so I can leave the country? I am on a tourist visa and will have been in the Philippines for 5 1/2 months.

I do not have any masks and cannot purchase them here. So no trips to immigration at this time. 

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A bit more detail from the SunStar: link March 15, 2020 IN THE next 30 days, the Cebu Provincial Government will impose strict control over passengers arriving at airports and seaports

"Cebu City (CNN Philippines, March 14) — Cebu will restrict inbound travel in 72 hours, its governor announced, with the province planning to ban the entry of anyone coming in from any port or seaport

I should be arriving at Mactan Sunday 22nd, if I can, I'll post what transpires. I have documentary proof of ownership regarding my home in Argao, and an ACR card. I will volunteer to self home quaran

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I'd check with the local Barangay and maybe they could clear you to go

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2 hours ago, exploringlife2 said:

I have a international flight leaving Cebu International Airport leaving April 15th late morning via Eva Airlines. I am in the Dumaguete area. How do I get to the Cebu Airport so I can leave the country? I am on a tourist visa and will have been in the Philippines for 5 1/2 months.

I do not have any masks and cannot purchase them here. So no trips to immigration at this time. 

You have almost a month but right now I would consider a longer stay quite likely.  It may be that all clears up by then or it may be that your flights are canceled.  No telling.

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Have a guinea pig set up for the quarantine tomorrow night.  A friend is arriving about 10PM.  His only possible saving grace is he has his lease agreement with him so he's hoping to get home quarantine.  I'll let you know what happens.

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My wife's family has told my wife that everyone flying into Mactan Airport has to be quarantined in a government approved location. I have been searching for verification but have not been able to find anything on this.

Does anyone know if all passengers flying into Mactan will be quarantined, or is the info given my wife in error? 

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30 minutes ago, HeyMike said:

My wife's family has told my wife that everyone flying into Mactan Airport has to be quarantined in a government approved location. I have been searching for verification but have not been able to find anything on this.

Does anyone know if all passengers flying into Mactan will be quarantined, or is the info given my wife in error? 

She is correct as of the last order from the Governor I've seen.  Filipinos will be home quarantined and foreigners will be quarantined at their expense.  Previous orders included permanent residents with the home quarantine so that may still be the case.  I have a friend flying in this evening so we'll see how that goes.  He's not a permanent resident but has his lease agreement with him.  Perhaps that will help.  I would guess it won't right now.  Perhaps if he were to arrive in a week or so when all the centers are full, a lease agreement might help.

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Thanks SkyMan. I don't mind home quarantine, but I hope I am not quarantined in the City. I will arrive with my wife early morning on March 27 on a balikbayan. I hope as a BB I can home quarantine with my wife. 

SkyMan, please give an update on your friend arriving tonight. Thanks again.

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I should be arriving at Mactan Sunday 22nd, if I can, I'll post what transpires. I have documentary proof of ownership regarding my home in Argao, and an ACR card. I will volunteer to self home quarantine in Argao. 

5 minutes ago, HeyMike said:

SkyMan, please give an update on your friend arriving tonight. Thanks again

Ditto the above quote, thanks in advance.

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SunStar Cebu

https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1848788/Cebu/Local-News/Gwen-Foreign-visitors-must-go-through-mandatory-isolation
 

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Gwen: Foreign visitors must go through ‘mandatory’ isolation

March 17, 2020

FOREIGN nationals arriving in Cebu via international flights will have to undergo mandatory quarantine at a designated facility at their own expense, as provided under Executive Order 5-J issued by Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia.

At present, there are two hotels in Lapu-Lapu City that have been identified as quarantine facilities for foreigners.

The Capitol also said it is indefinitely postponing the launching of the “Suroy-Suroy Alang sa Sugbo” initially slated for March 20.

The activity was supposed to bring in people from the countryside to urban Cebu to help cushion the effects of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on the tourism sector.

The governor, though, has proposed an alternative way to help the hospitality industry.

Returning Cebuanos and holders of Permanent Resident Visas are required to undergo 14-day home quarantine.

“I intend to talk to the Hotel, Resort and Restaurant Association of Cebu because with this closing of our ports and seaports, we see an even more drastic decline in the booking of hotels,” Garcia said.

“This is (just) a quarantine. It doesn’t mean they are sick. We should not attach the same stigma to quarantined persons as to one who is really positive for the coronavirus,” she added.

Garcia also warned heads of public and private schools to abide by the order to suspend classes which started March 16 or risk facing administrative sanctions.

At the Capitol legislative building, the Provincial Board (PB) approved an ordinance adopting the executive orders issued by the governor as additional precautionary and preventive measures against the spread of the coronavirus disease, providing penalties for violations.

The measure was declared “urgent” by the governor.

It was filed by fourth district PB Member Kerrie Keane Shimura, who heads the committee on public health.

In a statement, Cebu Vice Gov. Hilario Davide III asked the public to follow social distancing and to avoid spreading unverified reports, especially on social media.

In Mandaue City, Mayor Jonas Cortes has issued an executive order aligned to the efforts of the Province of Cebu by laying out guidelines in preventing the spread of Covid-19 within his jurisdiction.

A city-wide curfew will also be strictly implemented in Mandaue.

Anyone caught loitering outside their residence from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. shall be asked to present a valid ID and escorted to the nearest precinct or their residences.

Establishments such as restaurants, cafes, food shops, malls, casinos, gaming centers, spas, parlors, barbershops and internet cafes are ordered to close at 8 p.m.

Cortes emphasized the implementation of social distancing. (RTF / KFD)

 

 

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17 minutes ago, Woolf said:

The activity was supposed to bring in people from the countryside to urban Cebu to help cushion the effects of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on the tourism sector.

Can you come up with a worse possible idea?

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27 minutes ago, Woolf said:

Returning Cebuanos and holders of Permanent Resident Visas are required to undergo 14-day home quarantine.

 

I wonder if balikbayans can keep the home quarantine. The above quote does not say anything about BBs, so I guess it means doing the Lapu-Lapu quarantine.... 

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10 minutes ago, HeyMike said:

 

I wonder if balikbayans can keep the home quarantine. The above quote does not say anything about BBs, so I guess it means doing the Lapu-Lapu quarantine.... 

Previous orders have included BBs in home quarantine.  Stay close to your wife when you arrive.

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1 hour ago, Woolf said:

In Mandaue City, Mayor Jonas Cortes has issued an executive order aligned to the efforts of the Province of Cebu by laying out guidelines in preventing the spread of Covid-19 within his jurisdiction.

A city-wide curfew will also be strictly implemented in Mandaue.

Anyone caught loitering outside their residence from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. shall be asked to present a valid ID and escorted to the nearest precinct or their residences.

Establishments such as restaurants, cafes, food shops, malls, casinos, gaming centers, spas, parlors, barbershops and internet cafes are ordered to close at 8 p.m.

Cortes emphasized the implementation of social distancing.

Do you have any links to the Mandaue City executive order. It isn't that I don't trust what is written in the newspapers here, but I don't trust what is written in the newspapers here.

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40 minutes ago, SkyMan said:

That's just Luzon but I think we can expect similar orders for the rest of the country soon.

Really, I'm surprised that Int'l flights have continued so far.

I was at the Silk Air office in Cebu City for ten hours yesterday. It appears that flights are running almost empty coming to Cebu, but they are running full going back to Singapore. The problems arise for anybody traveling on from Singapore. Hundreds of flights out of Singapore (especially to airports in Spain, France, Germany and Italy) have been canceled. You can still travel to London or Zurich, but that is about all. If you can get from one of those airports to your home country, then you are good to go. Unfortunately, more barriers to travel are being thrown up on a daily basis, and nobody knows what airports or borders will be closed tomorrow. Therefore, there is no way to plan. There were also a lot of people with canceled flights to Australia as well. The people in the office don't believe that flights at MCIA will be canceled because most of the passengers are leaving rather than entering, but you never know.

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PB APPROVES FINE, JAIL TIME FOR VIOLATORS OF ANTI-COVID MEASURES

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Those who violate the mitigating measures against the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) will face a fine not exceeding P5,000 or one year imprisonment.

This is after the Cebu Provincial Board (PB) approved on Monday, March 16, an ordinance known as the Additional Precautionary and Preventive Measures Against COVID 19.

The ordinance will give teeth to the executive orders (EO) issued by Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia for the 30-day travel restrictions at the airport and all seaports in Cebu Province. The orders also mandated the implementation of curfew in all towns and cities.

Provincial Board Member Kerrie Keane Shimura, chairman of the PB Committee on Public Health and author of the ordinance, stressed that included in the EO is the “social distancing” policy of being one meter apart from each other.

Atty. Frank Eduard Dinsay V, chief of staff of Garcia, said the governor included the strict social distancing rules to adopt the Department of Health (DOH) recommendation.

“That is the intention of the government. Strict social distancing of one meter,” he said, citing some carriers may show no symptoms at all thus harder to detect.

All commercial establishments shall ensure strict social distancing of customers and mall-goers, and provide hand sanitizers, alcohol, and other disinfectants at entrances.

Religious leaders are also advised to implement social distancing during the holding of religious activities.

Shimura said the suspension of classes at all levels in public and private schools, which started March 16, will continue until further notice. 

She said violations of the EOs of Garcia will be penalized with a fine not exceeding P5,000 or imprisonment not exceeding one year or both at the discretion of the court.

Local government officials, officers, and employees violating the established measures and protocols under this ordinance will be meted administrative disciplinary action without prejudice to the filing of appropriate civil or criminal action in accordance with the Local Government Code.  (Mylen P. Manto)

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