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Cebu Pacific Resumes Manila- Hong Kong flights starting April 1, 2022

CEBU Pacific has resumed its Manila – Hong Kong flights on 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 and5J 114 Manila – Hong Kong

CEB Spokesperson and Vice President for Marketing Candice Iyog said the guidelines for guests traveling from Manila and bound for Hong Kong are as follows: only the following guests will be accepted for flight-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.

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

Meanwhile those who are exempt from the entry restrictions are: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; 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 the following documents in English or Chinese: For fully vaccinated guests with a recognized vaccination record– Negative PCR-based nucleic acid test for COVID-19, conducted within 48 hours before the scheduled time of departure. The test report must show the name of the traveler and there must be documentary proof to show that the laboratory or healthcare institution is ISO 15189 accredited or is recognized or approved by the relevant authority of the government; Confirmation of room reservation in a hotel in Hong Kong for 7 or 14 nights, in a designated quarantine hotel.

Guests who plan on securing early discharge from quarantine must hold a 7-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 6th and 7th days are all negative; They should also self-monitor for the subsequent 7 days; 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.

Recognized Vaccination Record – A vaccination record issued by a healthcare institution or a relevant authority of the Government of Hong Kong, the Mainland, or a country where its national regulatory authority is designated by the World Health Organization. The Hong Kong government recognizes the “International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis” issued by the Philippine Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ), also known as “Yellow Card.” VaxCertPH is also accepted.

Iyog said fully vaccinated means the suggested dosage has been administered in accordance with the relevant guidelines of a COVID-19 vaccination course, at least 14 days prior to arrival at Hong Kong.

For travelers who have recovered from previous COVID-19 infection, they will be required to receive one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to be considered as fully vaccinated. Click here for the list of COVID-19 Vaccines recognized for specific purposes.

These are requirements we have as of the date indicated. Requirements may change from time to time without prior notice. Please continue checking with the Hong Kong government for the latest updates or visit:

Passengers are advised to update their contact details via to receive email notifications on flight reminders and updates, Iyog added. (Baby Cuevas)


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