COVID-19 Test Compulsory for Dubai-Manila Passengers

A Cebu Pacific aircraft. Image Credit: Gulf News
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All passengers travelling to Manila have to undergo a coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR (real-time polymerase chain reaction) or swab test upon arrival at the airport.

This is part of the latest set of guidelines shared by Philippine budget carrier Cebu Pacific (CEB) on Tuesday as strong reminder “to ensure smooth travel for all passengers flying between Dubai and Manila.”

According to CEB, passengers flying from Dubai to Manila have to do the following:

1. Undergo a COVID-19 RT-PCR (swab) test upon arrival.

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2. Undergo mandatory quarantine procedures in approved isolation facilities whilst awaiting test results.

3. Prior to departure from Dubai, register on the Electronic-Case Investigation Form (e-CIF) system of the Philippine Red Cross to expedite airport procedures. Passengers can pre-register at https://e-cif.redcross.org.ph/.

4. For OFW (overseas Filipinos workers) passengers, complete the OASIS Online Registration at http://oasis.owwa.gov.ph/ before departing from Dubai

5. Fill up the Philippine Immigration Arrival and Health Declaration Form at https://13.229.233.113/PAHD-Form/Register

Cebu Pacific stressed non-adherence to these guidelines may result in passengers being denied check-in or boarding for the flight.

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“As the situation is very fluid and subject to change, CEB strongly advises passengers to regularly check with concerned government authorities for updates before departure,” the airline added.

Cebu Pacific also reminded passengers “to eat a hearty meal before the flight, as well as pack their safety essentials.”

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