Diversion of int’l flights from Cebu to Naia extended until June 12
MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang has extended the diversion of international flights from Mactan-Cebu International Airport to Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) until June 12, 2021.
“Nagpalabas ang Office of the Executive Secretary ng isang memorandum na nag-extend ng diversion ng international flights bound for Mactan-Cebu International Airport sa Ninoy Aquino International Airport hanggang June 12, 2021,” presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a press briefing.
(The Office of the Executive Secretary issued a memorandum to extend the diversion of international flights bound for Mactan-Cebu International Airport to Ninoy Aquino International Airport until June 12, 2021.)
“Ito po ay para maayos ang pag-iimplement ng IATF [This is to organize the implementation of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases] arrival protocols sa Cebu,” he added.
The order to divert flights to Naia was earlier imposed after Cebu implemented its own testing protocols on passengers arriving from abroad where returning Filipinos undergo COVID-19 testing upon arrival.
But according to IATF protocols, returning Filipinos should be tested seven days after their arrival in the country and undergo facility-based quarantine for 10 days.
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