PAL to resume flights to Bohol on Nov. 22

- By Recto L. Mercene @rectomerce­ne

Legac y carrier Philippine Airlines ( PAL) said it will resume regular commercial services between Manila and Panglao, Bohol, on November 22, with thrice weekly flights. PAL said the Manila- Bohol flights are every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

PR4773 departs NAIA ( Ninoy Aquino Internatio­nal Airport) T2 every Wednesday at 1 p.m. and arrives in Panglao Airport at 2:20 p.m., while PR2777 leaves NAIA T2 every Friday and Sunday at 2:40 p.m. and touches down in Panglao at 4 p.m.

Flights to Manila fall on the same days. PR4774 departs Panglao Airport every Wednesday at 3:15 p.m. and arrives in NAIA T2 at 4:30 p.m. while PR2778 leaves every Friday and Sunday at 4:40 p.m. and touches down in Manila at 6 p.m.

The restoratio­n of Panglao flights is timely in view of the reopening of Bohol to domestic tourism.

Domestic tourist travelers to Bohol must register at Bohol's website tourism. bohol. gov. ph. before their flight.

Travelers must take a reverse transcript­ion polymerase chain reaction ( RT-PCR) test within 72 hours before departure from Manila. Once a negative test result is secured, they can register and get their QR codes via tourism. bohol. gov. ph. A confirmed booking at a DOH- accredited hotel in Bohol is also required.

The local government of Bohol will provide guided itinerarie­s to travelers and will implement strict health protocols.

Travelers who will stay in Panglao, Bohol, for more than 5 days will have to get another RT- PCR test from accredited service providers stationed in the island.

PAL Spokesman Cielo Villaluna explained that the requiremen­t was one of the stringent measures adopted by the provincial government.

“Philippine Airlines supports the government’s campaign to restore and rejuvenate domestic tourism,” she added.

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