Where to Check for Travel Advisories Before You Travel

A comprehensive compilation of the latest travel advisories for those planning trips to Cebu Pacific destinations.

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As travel starts up in different parts of the world, rules and restrictions are changing fast. Before you fly, make sure you’re updated with the latest requirements at your destination by checking these sites for crucial travel information. (We will update this story as new information comes in, so make sure to bookmark this page!)

 


Worldwide advisories

International Air Transport Association (IATA)
The IATA maintains an interactive travel regulations map to show which countries have complete restrictions, partial restrictions, or no restrictions

International SOS
Medical and security services company International SOS publishes an interactive map with details on travel restrictions and screening procedures around the world

OpsGroup
World airspace and airports monitoring group OpsGroup publishes the latest alerts and changes that affect international flight operations

GardaWorld
The world’s largest privately owned security services company hosts Crisis24, a live tracker of global alerts on lockdown measures, quarantine protocols and regional outbreaks

Additional resources: Coronavirus app; Skyscanner; Traveloka; Trip.com; Trivago; Wego; Alexa, COVID-19 conversation tracker; Ludwig Initiative Against COVID-19

 


Japan travel advisories

Japan National Tourism Organization
The JNTO offers updates on foreign entry bans, strengthened quarantine measures and suspension of visa validities and exemptions. Find additional info on multilingual medical support services and attraction closures across the country

Tokyo Metropolitan Government
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government publishes daily updates on Tokyo COVID-19 cases — with contact tracing info. They also list FAQ and city emergency measures. Info available in Japanese, English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and Simple Japanese

Osaka Convention and Tourism Bureau
The Osaka Convention and Tourism Bureau outlines the prefecture’s emergency measures, temporary closures and schedule changes and visa restrictions. Find additional info on multilingual medical support services and other consultation services for visitors from abroad

Nagoya Convention and Visitors Bureau
The Nagoya Convention and Visitors Bureau offers updates on temporary closures of tourist facilities. Find additional info on multilingual medical support services

Fukuoka City
Fukuoka City provides info on event cancellations and multilingual medical support services — available in English, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Nepalese and Simple Japanese

Fukuoka City YOKANAVI
YOKANAVI informs on operations/closures of tourist information centers, as well as cultural, historical, educational and athletic facilities throughout the city

Narita Airport
Narita Airport announces its foreign entry restrictions and enforced measures (within its terminals) to prevent the spread of the virus

Kansai International Airport
Kansai International Airport publishes its foreign entry restrictions and enforced measures (within its terminals) to prevent the spread of the virus

Central Japan International Airport Co.
Central Japan International Airport Co. announces its foreign entry restrictions and enforced measures (within its terminals) to prevent the spread of the virus. Find additional info on prior cases of infection, as well as status of airport transportation services, businesses, facilities and events

Fukuoka Airport
Fukuoka Airport publishes its foreign entry restrictions and enforced measures (within its terminals) to prevent the spread of the virus

Additional resources: Japan Rail Pass; Japan Wireless; Tokyo Cheapo; Inside Japan; Japan Experience; Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines, Tokyo, Japan

 


South Korea travel advisories

The Ministry of Health and Welfare
The MOHW illustrates its daily COVID-19 updates with an infection situation dashboard. Find press releases, advice for the general public, as well as further guidelines to prevent the spread of the virus. Additional statistical info is posted here

Korea Tourism Organization
The KTO outlines its special entry requirements (disembarking passengers must complete a Q&A that helps determine if they are symptomatic or asymptomatic) and self-quarantine guidelines — available in various languages. Find info on attraction closures and event cancellations here

Seoul Metropolitan Government
The Seoul Metropolitan Government explains its Cities Against COVID-19 (CAC) program, which features daily updates of the capital’s suspected, confirmed and discharged cases, as well as detailed countermeasures and screening venues and procedures

Incheon Airport
Incheon Airport outlines its round-the-clock COVID-19 response protocols, which include immigration procedures, closure of airport convenience facilities and enhanced sanitization measures throughout its terminals, limousine vehicles, shuttle trains and the Incheon Airport Maglev

Arirang

COVID-19 press briefings by the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters are streamed online by Arirang TV, daily, at 6pm and 9pm Seoul time. English translations are available

Additional resource: Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines, South Korea

 


China travel advisories

Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention
The Chinese CDC publishes general COVID-19 case info, findings , guidelines and FAQ in Chinese, English and French

eBeijing
eBeijing of the People’s Government of Beijing Municipality publishes daily updates on COVID-19 in Beijing, airport foreign entry procedures, the city’s Health Kit (Jiankang Bao) program — for self-health assessment — a guide and Q&A and a directory of 76 hospitals equipped with fever clinics and testing capabilities. Content in available in various languages

Guangzhou International
Guangzhou International of the People’s Government of Guangzhou Municipality features a bulletin and manual for application and use of the Guangdong Health Code’s smartphone-based Yuekang code app — for health declaration and contact tracing — for foreign nationals

Additional resources: China Briefing; China Highlights; Embassy of the Philippines, Beijing, China; Philippine Consulate General, Shanghai, China; Philippine Consulate General, Xiamen, China

 


Hong Kong travel advisories

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
This is the government’s one-stop portal for everything COVID-19, including an infection situation dashboard, health-monitoring checklist, quarantine advice for inbound travelers and other health-related resources. Content available in various Asian languages.

Hong Kong Tourism Board
The HKTB provides info on the operations of some major tourist attractions, and clarifies the status of certain scheduled festivals and events.

Hong Kong International Airport
HKIA outlines its COVID-19 testing and quarantine arrangements for inbound travelers

Additional resource: Philippine Consulate General, Hong Kong, China

 


Macau travel advisories

Centre for Disease Control and Prevention
This page features the territory’s infection situation dashboard, along with quarantine and testing measures upon arrival, as well as info on how and where to procure masks. The CDC also points foreign arrivals to an online health declaration form (available in Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Portuguese and English)

Macao Government Tourism Office
The tourism office publishes announcements on hotels designated as venues for medical observation and posts notices on closures of public establishments

Macau International Airport
Macau International Airport publishes updates on flight cancellations

Additional resource: Philippine Consulate General, Macau SAR

 


Taipei travel advisories

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The MOFA gathers the latest press releases and links pertaining to the local infection situation, foreign entry restrictions and regulations (1, 2, 3), health declaration and home quarantine measures, presidential remarks, governmental policies and campaigns and other related announcements

Taiwan Centers for Disease Control
The CDC offers an infection situation dashboard that features social distancing guidelines and campaigns and info on self-health assessments, declaration and home quarantine. Certain resources are also available in English, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Melayu, Burmese, Tagalog, Thai and Vietnamese

Additional resources: Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Philippines; Loci Amica

 


Vietnam travel advisories

Vietnam Tourism Board
The VTB notes everything that travelers need to know about COVID-19 in Vietnam, including updated case numbers (in Vietnamese only), tourism policies, visa matters, changes to flight schedules, event and festival cancellations and governmental measures to stem the spread of the virus

Additional resources: Vietnam Briefing; Embassy of the Philippines, Hanoi, Vietnam

 


Bangkok, Thailand travel advisories

Tourism Authority of Thailand Newsroom
The TAT publishes Thailand-wide COVID-19-related announcements, including foreign entry restrictions and international flight operations, curfews and public venue, services and business closures

Additional resource: Embassy of the Philippines, Bangkok, Thailand

 


Malaysia travel advisories

Tourism Malaysia
Tourism Malaysia publishes updates and announces pertaining to COVID-19 throughout the country. These include case statistics, local travel restrictions and quarantine and contact tracing measures. Find additional info on infection numbers, trends and related news here

Sabah Tourism Board
Sabah Tourism outlines its local closures and regulations and foreign entry restrictions (under the country’s Movement Control Order)

Malaysia Airports
Malaysia Airports offers a fact sheet on the implementation of the conditional Movement Control Order throughout its airports. This includes clarification on entry restrictions, flight cancellations (at the discretion of airlines), transit protocols and public transport functionality

Additional resources: Borneo Eco Tours; Embassy of the Philippines, Kuala Lumpur

 


Brunei travel advisories

Brunei Tourism
Brunei Tourism outlines its COVID-19 response measures, including foreign entry restrictions and temporary closures of tourist attractions

Ministry of Health
The MOH publishes infection status reports and press releases (in English and Bahasa Melayu) and explains its self-isolation policies and social distancing guidelines

Additional resources: PEBRUNEI; Embassy of the Philippines, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

 


Singapore travel advisories

Singapore Tourism Board
The STB publishes its updated advisory for visitors and tourism businesses, which includes foreign entry restrictions, circuit breaker social distancing guidelines, essential services activity and closures and contact tracing measures. Find additional local travel tips here

Changi Airport Group
CAG posts its COVID-19 advisory as per the Immigrations and Checkpoints Authority’s regulations. This includes clarification on stay-home measures (applicable to all inbound passengers) and electronic health declaration and screening procedures

Ministry of Health
The MOH provides updates on the local COVID-19 situation. This includes statistics for testing and active cases

Additional resource: Embassy of the Philippines, Singapore

 


Indonesia travel advisories

Indonesia Travel
Indonesia Travel offers a COVID-19 FAQ page that clarifies the country’s entry restrictions and closures (in part) in the its 34 provinces, and includes a country-wide advisory info directory

COVID-19 task force
The government task force provides updates (in Bahasa Indonesia only) on the COVID-19 situation with news announcements, statistical info and an interactive map.

Bali Tourism Board
The Bali Tourism Board publishes press releases pertaining to the COVID-19 situation on the island

Additional resource: Bali Hotels Association

 


Australia travel advisories

Department of Home Affairs
This is the government’s portal for everything COVID-19 in the country. Updates include foreign entry and transit restrictions, immigration detention measures and latest releases from the various government sectors pertaining to handling of repercussions due to the virus. Access content in over 60 languages and find more travel-related tips here (1, 2)

NSW Government
The local government publishes travel and transport advice, for those driving, boating or using public transport in NSW. More travel-related alerts are listed here

Victoria State Government
This is the state’s informational site on COVID-19, which features the latest epidemiological data, updates on foreign entry restrictions and mandatory quarantine procedures, as well as translated factsheets, releases and other important details

Sydney Airport
Sydney provides updates on operations within its terminals and answers questions on measures and restrictions that are in place to stem the spread

Melbourne Airport
Melbourne Airport provides updates on operations within its terminals and answers questions on measures and restrictions that are in place to stem the spread

Additional resources: Smartraveller; Philippine Consulate General, Sydney, Australia; Embassy of the Philippines, Canberra, Australia;

Note: The newly opened Melbourne Philippine Consulate General office is also closed until further notice

 


Dubai travel advisories

Ministry of Health and Prevention
This is the MOHAP’s COVID-19 portal, which features infection numbers, news and announcements, general advice, travel-related info, and FAQ, in five languages including English and Chinese. Find more queries answered here and more news releases published here. Further travel-related updates may also be accessed at these pages (1, 2).

Additional resource: Philippine Consulate General, Dubai, UAE

 


We will update this story as new information comes in, so make sure to bookmark this page. You may also get the latest news and advisories from Cebu Pacific Air here.

Written by

Kimberley Koo

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