Cebu Pacific has adopted a stricter health measure against COVID-19 where it will only allow fully vaccinated travelers against coronavirus to board its domestic flights to and from the National Capital Region.
The airlines said that starting January 17, Monday, all domestic airlines, operating scheduled or non-scheduled commercial services to and from the country’s capital, are required to only provide air transportation services to and from NCR to fully vaccinated persons, unless exempted. This is in compliance with the Department Order released by Department of Transportation.
Exempted from the “no vaccination, no ride” policy are the following:
• Persons with medical conditions that prevent their full COVID-19 vaccination as shown by a duly-signed medical certificate with the name and contact details of their doctor.
• Persons who will buy essential goods and services, such as but not limited to food, water, medicine, medical devices, public utilities, energy, work, and medical and dental necessities, as shown by a duly issued barangay health pass or other proof to justify travel.
Under the Order, violations of the policy are considered violations of applicable general safety and health provisions under any concession or service agreements, authority or permits to operate of public transportation, and other similar instrument.
For this purpose, the airline will screen, validate, and board only passengers traveling into and out of the NCR who are fully vaccinated. A person is considered fully vaccinated after two weeks following the second dose in a two-dose series, such as the Moderna, Pfizer, and Sinovac vaccines; or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.
With this additional restriction, Cebu Pacific said that it will offer their passengers affected by the “No Vaccination, No Ride” flexible options.
To passengers who cannot travel given the government order, CEB offers flexible options (rebook or travel fund) until January 31. Those who wish to voluntarily postpone their travel plans may conveniently cancel up to two (2) hours before their scheduled time of departure and select their preferred option through the Manage Booking portal (http://bit.ly/CEBmanageflight) on the Cebu Pacific website.
“Cebu Pacific continues to safeguard the safety of its passengers and crew. As such, Cebu Pacific will comply with the latest government order which aims to protect the majority. We promise to make everyjuan’s travel experience as convenient as possible despite the challenges lately. We appeal for the understanding and patience of those affected by the mandate. Cebu Pacific is committed to getting you on your way as soon as the times become safer for most of us,” said Candice Iyog, Vice President for Marketing & Customer Experience.