Cebu Pacific Resumes Dubai-Manila Flight

After four months of hiatus, Philippine budget carrier Cebu Pacific is resuming its Manila-Dubai commercial service starting July 12.

However, all other Cebu Pacific’s international flights will remain cancelled until July 31.

The company’s spokesperson Charo Logarta-Lagamon said travel restrictions in international destinations serviced by the carrier would keep demand weak and affect the viability of operating flights. Cebu Pacific is continuously assessing the situation for international services.

Flight 5J 18 will depart Manila every Sunday at 6:55 PM, and depart Dubai 5J 19 every Monday at 3:30 AM beginning July 12, 2020.

For its Manila-Dubai-Manila flights this month, Cebu Pacific said government quarantine and travel regulations would apply to all passengers.

“Passengers travelling to Dubai are required to obtain travel and health insurance coverage before arrival, as required by the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority. Guests without valid health insurance may be denied check-in or boarding,” the budget carrier said in a statement.

The carrier is also urging its passengers of confirmed flights to follow flight safety guidelines, including wearing of masks, performing online check-in, being at the airport three hours before the flight, counter closure of one hour before flight, one hand-carry bag per person, contactless boarding procedures and social distancing.

Passengers traveling to the emirate are required to obtain travel and health insurance coverage before arrival, as required by Dubai Civil Aviation Authority. Guests without valid health insurance may be denied check-in or boarding. They must also register on the COVID-19 DXB app beforehand.

UAE residence visa-holders, meanwhile, will also need return approvals from the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in order to enter Dubai.

Upon arrival, all passengers need to undergo Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests at Dubai Airports.

Government quarantine and travel regulations will apply for all passengers flying between Manila and Dubai. Upon arrival in Manila, all passengers will be subjected to testing and mandatory 14-day quarantine.

Manila-Dubai-Manila flights are available on www.cebupacificair.com or the mobile app, available both in Google Play and App Store. Those who prefer to pay in cash may pay over the counter at any branch of Al-Ansari Exchange and Al Rais Travels located across the country, within 24 hours of making a booking online.

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