Deciding on whether or not to cancel your air travel plans isn’t easy. Here are some tips to help you make the best choice.
Always check for updates. The first thing to do is to get updated on COVID-19 risk by country. The websites of the Philippine Department of Health (doh.gov.ph), the World Health Organization (who.int and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov) are reliable resources for the latest updates and travel precautions. If your destination is tagged with travel restrictions, then postponing your trip is a good idea.
Reconsider your travels if you’re in the higher-risk group. “If you are sick or presenting symptoms, it is best to postpone, not only for your safety but also for the safety of others,” says Dr Issa Tang. “For pregnant women, all travel plans should be discussed with your OB-GYN, who can best explain the possible risks to you.” If you are 65 or older, or have a chronic medical condition including lung disease, it’s wise to skip the trip to lessen your exposure to infection risks. Children are more likely to have a harder time sticking to infection control precautions, so if their trip is non-essential, let them stay home.
Rebook your flights. For passengers with existing tickets, contact Cebu Pacific’s customer service hotline at 8702 0888 or log on to the Manage Your Booking portal on the website (cebupacificair.com) to rebook, reroute, refund or store the ticket value in a travel fund.
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