COVID-19 Travel Updates
The safety, security and good health of our passengers and employees is our highest priority.
Qatar Airways is working closely with global and national authorities to implement the latest advice and guidance on COVID-19 (coronavirus) and operate our services accordingly.
Like all airlines around the world, we have to balance the needs of our millions of passengers with the operational challenges we face due to entry restrictions imposed by a number of countries.
To learn more about steps being taken by Qatar Airways at this time and to ‘Travel with confidence’, click here.
If you are trying to reach our call centres, we hugely appreciate your patience and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We are working through the backlog of passenger requests. A combination of unprecedented call volumes and the closure of call centres due to global government restrictions is limiting our capacity to respond as efficiently as usual. We know it can be frustrating but please bear with us.
- Latest update of Philippines Airlines COVID-19 Guidelines , click here
- EVA Air suspends all international transit services via Taiwan from March 24 at 12:00 a.m. Taipei time (GMT + 8)
- Important information for Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon passengers traveling in June and July
- Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs: https://ph.ambafrance.org
🔴 NEWS MARCH 2021 – # COVID19 Temporary interruption of access to the Philippines for foreign nationals and Filipinos without migrant worker status
The Philippine government has temporarily suspended the entry of foreign nationals and Filipinos who do not have the status of migrant worker (Overseas Filipino worker / OFW) returning to their country, following the significant increase in the number of COVID cases. 19 in the Philippines.
In a memorandum dated Tuesday March 16, 2021, the National Covid-19 Task Force ordered “all relevant agencies” to implement these travel restrictions from March 20 to April 19. These restrictions are justified by “efforts to prevent the entry of SARS-CoV-2 variants from other countries and the further increase in cases.”
The following are exempt from this prohibition:
➡️ Diplomats (9th visa holders);
➡️ Medical repatriation cases and their escort (s) duly authorized by the Department of Foreign Affairs-Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers (DFA-OUMWA) or the Administration for the Protection of these Workers (OWWA) ;
➡️ Filipino migrant workers seeking to return (ROF / Returning Overseas Filipino) and in difficulty, duly authorized by the DFA-OUMWA (aforementioned).
➡️ Emergency, humanitarian and other similar cases also authorized by the national task force.
As a response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Philippine government has placed the entire Luzon (including Metro Manila) in enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) and issued advisories restricting the travels from and to the Philippines.
Since May 15th until May 31st, the Philippine Government Announces Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) or General ECQ for Metro Manila, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Zambales, Angeles City, Laguna. For more details on the measures, please click here to read the article RAPPLER What’s modified ECQ and modified GCQ?
Additionally, Philippine immigration and tax authorities have suspended some of their functions and extended certain deadlines.
As of June 14th, the latest advisory from the Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines stated the Required COVID-19 testing and quarantine for Overseas Filipinos and foreign nationals traveling to the Philippines.
Click here to download detailed instructions : ADVISORY-Required_COVID-19_testing_and_quarantine_for_OFs_and_foreign_nationals_traveling_to_PH
For more details on the travel restrictions, please visit https://dfa.gov.ph/dfa-news/statements-and-advisoriesupdate. #DFAAdvisory
Please note, these measures are temporary and subject to ongoing review in light of new developments in relation to COVID-19.
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