Cebu Pacific resumes flight to Hong Kong

Low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific resumed its Manila to Hong Kong flights on Friday, April 1, after the government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) lifted the ban on the entry of passengers from nine countries, including the Philippines, to the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA).

CEB now operates the following flights:

5J 272 Manila – Hong Kong

5J 114 Manila – Hong Kong

Cebu Pacific plane

According to Cebu Pacific, only the following guests will be accepted for the newly opened flights: Hong Kong residents, holders of HKG SAR passport or British National (Overseas) passport (with right of abode in HKG), and individuals with HKG Document of Identity.

Meanwhile, Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) with Hong Kong work visa are considered as Hong Kong residents. Non-residents will not be accepted for flight.

Guests that are exempt from the entry restrictions include passengers travelling from Mainland China, Taiwan or Macao SAR and have not been to other countries/regions in the past 14 days; diplomatic / official passport holders (subject to prevailing visa requirements); spouse and children of Hong Kong residents; local government personnel performing official duties; a passenger holding new entry visa to work, study, establish or join in any business, or take up residence in HKG; and personnel approved by the Hong Kong SAR government to carry out anti-epidemic work.

Guests allowed to enter Hong Kong must provide a negative PCR-based nucleic acid test for COVID-19, conducted within 48 hours before the scheduled time of departure.

Guests who plan on securing early discharge from quarantine must also hold a seven-night confirmed booking in a designated quarantine hotel and shall only be discharged upon meeting the early discharge criteria:

If fully vaccinated and/or being accompanied children under 12, and the results of the PCR test conducted on the 5th day and the RATs conducted on the sixth and seventh days are all negative;

They should also self-monitor for the subsequent seven days; and

They must undergo compulsory PCR-based nucleic acid testing by professional swab sampling on the 12th day of arrival at Hong Kong in a community testing centre or mobile testing station (for free), or at a local testing institution recognized by the Government (self-paid).

Guests who choose to quarantine for 14 nights must hold a 14-night confirmed booking in a designated quarantine hotel and shall only be discharged upon confirmation of negative results from the PCR-based nucleic acid test conducted on the 12th day and the RAT conducted on the 14th day.

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