All UK flights to the Philippines suspended starting December 24

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte approved on Tuesday night, December 22, 2020, the temporary suspension of all flights from the United Kingdom (UK) starting December 24, 2020, 12:01AM until December 31, 2020.


All passengers who have been in the UK within fourteen (14) days immediately preceding arrival to the Philippines, including those merely in transit, are also temporarily restricted from entering the country for the same period.

All passengers who have been in the UK within fourteen (14) days immediately preceding arrival to the Philippines, including those merely in transit, are also temporarily restricted from entering the country for the same period.

On the other hand, passengers already in transit from the UK and all those who have been to the UK within 14 days immediately preceding arrival to the Philippines, who arrive before 12:01AM of December 24, 2020, shall not be subject to entry restriction but they would be required to undergo stricter quarantine and testing protocols.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque announcing the ban on UK flights to the Philippines

Such protocols include the observation of an absolute fourteen (14)-day quarantine period at the Athlete’s Village in the New Clark City, notwithstanding a negative RT-PCT test result.

Outbound travel to the UK shall likewise be subject to the existing exit protocols of the Philippines and the UK.

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