Source: IMPACCT/UN OCHA
- Air Asia is flying domestic flights in the Philippines from 5 June 2020.
- Philippine Airlines are flying domestic and international flights from 1 July 2020 onwards, subject to local government restrictions.
- Customs are operating at lower capacity due to manpower reductions or other restrictions. Airport: terminals are operating normally for cargo, but with reduced manpower impacting efficiency.
- The previous Administrative Order (No. 07-2020) issued on 30 March 2020 by the Philippines Department of Finance had exempted the imports of certain health equipment and supplies from all taxes, fees, and charges levied by the National Internal Revenue Code (NIRC) and from Value Added Tax (VAT), for three months from the act until 30 June. The order is no longer applicable.
COVID-19 - Philippines Customs Administrative Order 07-2020 (30 March 2020)
Philippines Port Authorities (PPA) reconfirmed that ports under its purview shall remain open in the entire duration of the "enhance community quarantine" being imposed in the entire Luzon region, provided that there will be strict ‘no embarkation/disembarkation of crew’ and subject to the requirements of the Bureau of Quarantine and the Department of Health. PPA also issued guidelines to facilitate the functioning of transports and logistics network.
Sources: https://www.ppa.com.ph/content/ppa-issues-guidelines-unhampered-cargo-movements-amid-luzon-wide-quarantine; https://www.ppa.com.ph/content/manila-ports-fear-shut-down-due-continued-cargo-congestion-slow-pull-out