DOTr announces updates on aviation protocols
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has announced important updates on aviation protocols during the enhanced community quarantine.
In the announcement, the agency clarified that the 72-hour window for international flights has been lifted. All persons regardless of nationality, except for Filipino tourists, may now fly out of the country at any time. Additionally, DOTr has also announced the following:
- Inbound international passengers are allowed entry, subject to strict immigration and quarantine protocols.
- For passengers from Italy and Iran, it was agreed that the medical certificates of good health required should be validated by their respective embassies.
- Sweeper flights for foreign nationals to bring them to airports will be allowed to continue operations.
- Only one (1) person is allowed to bring a passenger to the airport and he/she must depart immediately after dropping off said person. The driver should carry with him/her a copy of the airline ticket of the passenger as proof of conveyance.