Despite Eased Quarantine, International Flights Still Barred At NAIA

Despite Eased Quarantine, International Flights Still Barred At NAIA

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS – International flights are still restricted at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport despite the ease of quarantine in Metro Manila starting June 1.


According to ABS-CBN News, the Bureau of Immigration commissioner Jaime Morente said in a statement that travel restrictions that are imposed under the modified enhanced and enhanced community quarantine will still continue unless these will be lifted by the government.

Still in effect, NAIA will still have down-scaled operations and will run on skeletal and rotational deployment.

Due to travel bans that was imposed in and out of the country, most foreign flights are suspended. These operations have been limited ever since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak.

“Nonetheless, we assure the public that we are always ready to resume full, normal operations in our international airports once the government decides to ease or lift these travel restrictions,” 

The immigration bureau said that foreigners with outbound flights are allowed to leave the country. However, for locals, with the exclusion of overseas Filipino workers, permanent residents or holders of student visa in their country of destination, they were not allowed to leave.

The government earlier lifted bans on OFW departures as long as they sign a declaration signifying knowledge of risks of going to other nations as the pandemic continues.

As per the report, the nation has been repatriang Filipino overseas who wished to return home or lost work abroad due to the pandemic.

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