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So an advanced copy dated the 5th?  On the 8th?

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5 hours in the transit area in Taiwan.  They had food available at a bit high but not outrageous prices. It was freezing in there. Outside temp was 73, please open a window. Yikes.   Flight to LA

It's only May. These rules will change 6 more times before July.

The last one on the above list, JinAir, has to be the most ridiculous airline I've ever flown on. Took them from Busan to Cebu once and it made Cebu Pacific seem positively posh by comparison. Only wa

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19 minutes ago, SkyMan said:

So an advanced copy dated the 5th?  On the 8th?

Maybe it was released on the 5th. I only saw it today..

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Mactan Airport keeps its website updated with current requirements. The Covid test is administered at the quarantine hotel on day 5 after arrival.

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For non-OFW Filipinos and foreign nationals, the following required arrangements are shouldered by the passengers:

A minimum of seven (7) days hotel booking confirmation at accredited hotels. For the list of accredited hotels, click here or visit https://bit.ly/MCIAAccreditedHotels.

RT-PCR swab test cost of P4,100.00 paid upon arrival or pre-paid

https://mactancebuairport.com/covid-19-advisory?international

 

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3 hours ago, RogerDuMond said:

Mactan Airport keeps its website updated with current requirements. The Covid test is administered at the quarantine hotel on day 5 after arrival.

 

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8 hours ago, fivestarph said:

Just read this.

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Yeah saw that on the evening news a few days ago where he told Gov Gwen, NO flights to Cebu.

 

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It's good the administration has cancelled the airlines from arriving in Cebu. It's real good.

 

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I've been wondering if it's ONLY Cebu flights that are diverted to Manila. There are some more Int. airports (see list below)... are they all cancelling incoming int. flights?  How about Davao and Clark, imagining them beeing 3rd and 4th biggest passanger capacity wise?

 

From Wiki: List of airports in the Philippines

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10 minutes ago, crazygolfer said:

I've been wondering if it's ONLY Cebu flights that are diverted to Manila. There are some more Int. airports (see list below)... are they all cancelling incoming int. flights?  How about Davao and Clark, imagining them beeing 3rd and 4th biggest passanger capacity wise?

 

From Wiki: List of airports in the Philippines

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I don't think any international flights currently land in Davao.  Previously they did from KL and Singapore. 

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US eases travel advisory for Philippines

 

MANILA, Philippines — The United States has toned down the “Do Not Travel” advisory for the Philippines due to COVID-19 to “Reconsider Travel” status.

The State Department eased travel advisories for the Philippines and to most of the world a month and a half after warning its citizens not to travel to the Philippines and many other countries.

Yesterday, the State Department removed 61 countries from the Level 4 or “Do Not Travel” category and designated them as Level 3 or “Reconsider Travel” destinations, using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations.

The travel advisories were lowered after the CDC announced it revised its criteria for travel health notice to better differentiate countries with severe outbreak situations from countries with sustained, but controlled, COVID-19 spread.

https://www.msn.com/en-ph/news/national/us-eases-travel-advisory-for-philippines/ar-AAKSeiN?ocid=msedgdhp

 

 

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Ok, so you can go to the Philippines now but, oh yeah,  they won't let you in....

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Flying to US  - "Why does the Order specify 3 days rather than 72 hours? What is considered 3 days? "

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The 3-day period is the 3 days before the flight’s departure. The Order uses a 3-day timeframe instead of 72 hours to provide more flexibility to the traveler. By using a 3-day window, test validity does not depend on the time of the flight or the time of day that the test was administered.

For example, if a passenger’s flight is at 1pm on a Friday, the passenger could board with a negative test that was taken any time on the prior Tuesday or after."

 

 

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6 minutes ago, lamoe said:

Flying to US  - "Why does the Order specify 3 days rather than 72 hours? What is considered 3 days? "

 

Sure, let's call it 3 days so nobody really knows what you're talking about and sooner or later traveller's thinking 3 calendar days are going to run into airlines thinking 3 days is 72 hours. And then maybe you have the US CDC saying 3 days is fine but what about the authority for the transiting airport(s)? If they are going to go with a loose interpretation of 3 days, why not just say 'recent?'

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On 6/10/2021 at 7:28 PM, SkyMan said:

Sure, let's call it 3 days so nobody really knows what you're talking about and sooner or later traveller's thinking 3 calendar days are going to run into airlines thinking 3 days is 72 hours. And then maybe you have the US CDC saying 3 days is fine but what about the authority for the transiting airport(s)? If they are going to go with a loose interpretation of 3 days, why not just say 'recent?'

If within 3 days or 72 hrs do you have to account for the 12+ hr time difference some have, so you're really getting it 60 hrs or less prior?  Of course you'd want one the day prior to leaving to make sure but stuff happens.

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Davaoeno
9 hours ago, cvgtpc1 said:

If within 3 days or 72 hrs do you have to account for the 12+ hr time difference some have, so you're really getting it 60 hrs or less prior?  Of course you'd want one the day prior to leaving to make sure but stuff happens.

What about Daylight Saving Time?  Would that be 59 or 61 hours then?

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