Airlines will not accept partially vaccinated passengers – CAAP

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) reiterated that airlines would not accept unvaccinated and partially vaccinated passengers.

CAPP noted only those who have received the full dosage of COVID-19 vaccines at least two weeks before travel — and those exempted from the restrictions would be allowed for air travel.


“In general po, talagang sa Department Order na sinusunod po ng ating mga paliparan, talagang ‘yung mga fully vaccinated lang po ang ating tinatanggap,” CAAP Chief of Staff Atty. Danjun Lucas said during the Laging Handa public briefing.

“Marami naman po du’n sa mga partially vaccinated, pumapasok sa exemption,” he added.

(In general, based on the Department Order being followed by airports, only those fully vaccinated are being allowed. Many of those partially vaccinated, however qualify for exemptions.)


Last week, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade issued an order imposing the “no vaccination, no ride” policy while a COVID-19 Alert Level 3 level or higher in the National Capital Region (NCR).

The following are exempted from the “no vaccination, no ride”:

• Persons with medical conditions that prevent their full COVID-19 vaccination as shown by a duly-signed medical certificate with their doctor’s name and contact details.


• Persons who will buy  goods and services, such as but not limited to food, water, medicine, medical devices, public utilities, energy, work, and medical and dental necessities, as shown by a duly issued barangay health pass or other proof to justify the travel.

Airlines will not accept partially vaccinated passengers – CAAP

Local carriers started the full implementation of the no vaccine, no ride policy on Monday, January 17.

“Hindi po kasama doon talaga kahit magpakita po sila ng negative RT-PCR, sa Department Order, hindi po nasasaad doon. Ang exemption lang po sa ngayon essential travel,” said Lucas.

(Unvaccinated individuals who present a negative RT-PCR test result are not included in the exemptions, as this is not stated in the Department Order. In addition, exemptions currently only cover essential travel.)

“Papayagan lamang po kapag makapagpakita sila kahit sila ay partially vaccinated na ang kanila pong travel ay maikokonsidera na essential travel at kung sila po ay returning resident papunta ng NCR pabalik sa kanilang mga residence sa Metro Manila,” he added.

(Partially vaccinated individuals will only be allowed if they are able to justify that their trips are considered essential travel and if they are Metro Manila residents returning to their residence in Metro Manila.)

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