KALIBO, Aklan– Kalibo International Airport is ready to welcome back travelers with newly-adopted guidelines that ensure the safety and well-being of airport personnel, flight crew, and visitors.
This, after Aklan governor Florencio Miraflores announced on March 5 the easing of travel restrictions for visitors.
From then, travelers will no longer be required to quarantine unless they manifest symptoms. Those found symptomatic on arrival will be isolated in a facility for further evaluation.
Travelers arriving in Aklan are required to fill up the online health declaration form and submit negative swab test results. Returning Aklanon residents who traveled outside Western Visayas and returned within seven days from departure, passing through travelers with Safe, Swift and Smart Passage (S-Pass), and Authorized Persons Outside of Residence (APORs) are exempt to show proof of test results.
Kalibo airport manager Engr. Eusebio Monserate, Jr. stressed, “With the easing of travel restrictions and the uniform protocols imposed by the inter-agency task force, the passenger numbers at Kalibo Airport will likely improve.”
Prior to these new travel guidelines, the number of passengers traveling through Aklan airports remained low owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kalibo airport has two daily flights from Monday to Saturday and three flights on Sunday for Kalibo-Manila route. The daily route is served by Philippine Airlines, AirAsia, and Cebu Pacific.
Going forward, Kalibo airport has instituted significant safety and health standards to prevent the spread of coronavirus through continuous cleaning and disinfecting of airport facilities.
However, passengers are advised to continue observing social distancing at airport premises and to comply with body temperature checks conducted by airport personnel. They are likewise encouraged to wear face protection and to regularly sanitize their hands.
Note: Caticlan Airport is still the point of entry for Tourist going to Boracay.
As of March 8, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Aklan was at 974 and the death toll surged to 30. (Boy Ryan Zabal/iNEWS-Aklan/Boracay Bureau)