Budget carrier AirAsia Philippines and flag-carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) will resume their flights between Manila and Bohol on December 1 and November 2, respectively,
Both airlines made the announcement after Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque announced that Bohol would reopen its doors to tourists starting last November 15.
Air Asia said it will resume Manila-Bohol flights from December 1 to 15 by servicing the said routes four times weekly, or every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday.
Daily flights between the two destinations will be offered from December 16 to 31, the carrier added.
The budget airline, however, has set stringent measures and requirements for those who want to take their flights between Manila and Bohol.
For tourists, Air Asia PH requires a negative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test result taken within 72 hours before the flight departure date; filled up the online registration form that can be found on the website, tourism.bohol.gov.ph, for them to receive personal QR code; and booking confirmation details for hotel or resort located in the municipalities of Panglao or Dauis.
Also, locally stranded individuals and returning overseas Filipinos must be present the following: medical certificate issued by a licensed physician; travel clearance issued by the PNP Covid Shield; and Certificate of Acceptance from the receiving local government.
Meanwhile, PAL spokesperson Cielo Villaluna said the flag carrier plans to resume its Bohol flights on November 22.
“Our Manila-Tagbilaran-Manila service will resume on November 22, twice weekly. That is the plan,” she said in a text message. She added PAL will announce soon the reopening of the Bohol route for regular commercial service. CURRENTPH