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MANILA – Direct flights between Manila and Camiguin province will be launched on November 15, low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific (CEB) announced Tuesday.

The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) confirmed to the Philippine News Agency that currently, there is no direct flight on the said route.

CEB spokesperson Carmina Romero said CEB will only have one roundtrip flight between Manila and Camiguin every Monday and Friday.

One roundtrip flight between Camiguin and Cebu was also offered every Tuesday and Saturday, Romero added.

The carrier announced it has relaunched its service to/from Camiguin via Cebu beginning November 9. It claimed that it is the first airline to relaunch direct flights to Camiguin Island since the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic started.

“We are pleased to restart the tourism sector in the island as we enable more Juans to fly conveniently to and from this destination. We look forward to having more passengers on board as we welcome the reopening of leisure travel and prepare to paint the skies yellow again,” said CEB Chief Commercial Officer Xander Lao in a statement.

Passengers bound for Camiguin should create an account on this website (cleancamiguinqr.com) and upload pertinent documents such as health declaration form, proof of vaccination.

Further, they must upload proof of confirmed booking in an establishment accredited by the local government unit, or a clearance from the municipal health officer if they would stay in a private home. Download a copy of their ID with QR and present this before flight.

A negative RT-PCR (reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction) test result taken at least 72 hours before flight from Luzon, and at least 48 hours before flight from the Visayas, should be presented.

On the other hand, an antigen test should be taken on the tourist's fifth day in Camiguin Island. (PNA)