The maximum international inbound passenger capacity increased from 3,000 to 5,000 at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) per day, which took effect yesterday, Feb. 4, 2022.
The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said that the new development came from the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) advisory addressed to all airlines operating at the NAIA terminals.
The airline industry in the Philippines is now gradually recovering from the effects of the pandemic.
All airlines are also reminded "to ensure strict compliance with the applicable entry requirements and protocols for all its international arriving passengers under relevant Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) resolutions and/or policies."
Additionally, airlines must remind their passengers to comply with the requirements such as the One Health Pass (OHP) registration before boarding the flight.
In the advisory, all airlines are directed to screen and permit board passengers who are compliant with the applicable requirements and protocols for international arriving passengers.
The advisory said that failure to comply with the existing requirements would be meted appropriate sanctions and penalties under the Joint Memorandum Circular 2021-01 dated Jan. 8, 2021, including the other relevant and applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
Starting Feb. 10, the Philippines will allow fully vaccinated foreigners from visa-free countries to enter.
Meanwhile, MIAA Public Affairs Department head Connie Bungag said that all incoming fully vaccinated international passengers from the visa-free countries can enter the country without quarantine however, those who are partially vaccinated will undergo quarantine for seven days and on the 5th day, they will undergo swabbing.
According to MIAA, children below 12 years old who cannot be vaccinated shall follow the quarantine protocols of the parent/s or the accompanying adult/guardian travelling with them.