Gov’t, cargo, military flights allowed to enter, exit NCR as quarantine rolls out


Posted at Mar 14 2020 05:56 PM

MANILA—Certain types of flights will be exempted from the Metro Manila quarantine, as the government placed measures for a community quarantine to be implemented in the wake of the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). 

Government and military flights, along with cargo flights, air ambulances, and flights transferring medical supplies will be allowed to fly in and out of Metro Manila throughout the month-long community quarantine, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines Deputy Director General for Operations Don Mendoza said in a press conference. 

General aviation flights will be barred from the area affected by the community quarantine. 

Non-scheduled flights may be allowed to operate at Sangley or at Clark. 


International flights operating at Ninoy Aquino International Airport will be allowed over the duration of the quarantine, observing proper social distancing and other hygienic measures. 

Point-to-point trips from one airport to another, will also be allowed during the quarantine. 

Access passes for visitors will also be suspended; only passengers and "essential personnel" will be allowed in and out of the Manila airports. 

Queues will also be "regulated" so passengers can properly observe social distancing, Mendoza said. 

"Transacting concentration and screening areas, concourses, elevators and access control windows shall be regulated for orderly and distance queuing," he said.