Cebu Pacific said it was planning to increase flights from Manila to Siargao to five times weekly after it restarted the route last Sept. 1.
Starting Sept. 8, the country's largest airline will fly between the capital and the surfing capital of the south on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The route resumed with thrice weekly flights at the start of the month. Cebu Pacific also restarted Manila-Bohol flights.
Siargao has become a popular destination for Metro Manila residents seeking a short or long-term escape from strict virus quarantines and set up their work from home desks near the beach.
Until Sept. 7, Siargao is under GCQ the second lowest under the government's four-step classification system. Metro Manila us under MECQ, the second highest.
“The situation is still very fluid, yet we know there is a need for flights to cater to essential travel. We continue to prioritize everyjuan’s health and safety as we gradually rebuild our network and we look forward to adding more flights as demand increases,” said Xander Lao, Chief Commercial Officer at Cebu Pacific.
Those who will enter the province via Siargao Island Airport and Surigao City Airport should present the following:
- Negative swab or saliva RT-PCR test taken in the last 48 hours
- Valid ID
- Proof of residence (for Surigao del Norte residents only)
- Travel/Mission order (for government APORs only)
- Confirmed booking of accommodation from DOT-accredited establishments for at least 2 nights (for non-resident private APORs and walk-in tourists)
- travel certificate from city or municipality of destination (for tourists invited by locals)
A negative swab/saliva RT-PCR test result is still required for partially or fully-vaccinated individuals.
The local government will also require antigen tests for tourists and private APORs, including partially and fully inoculated visitors, at their own cost after five days from date of arrival, it said.
Those aged 17 years old and below are exempted from presenting a negative swab test result.
Check out these DOT-accredited accommodations allowed to operate in Siargao: