BoC-NAIA prepping up for arrival of COVID vaccines

Published January 17, 2021, 12:59 PM

by Hanah Tabios

The Bureau of Customs-Port of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (BoC-NAIA) is now preparing for the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines in the country.

(Photo by Owen Humphreys / POOL / AFP / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)

BoC-NAIA, along with the Department of Health (DoH) and NAIA warehouse operators, have started their coordination meetings in anticipation and preparation for the arrival of the authorized COVID-19 vaccines. 

Video conferences were initiated by BoC-NAIA last Jan. 13 and 14, which was attended by DoH representatives Dr. Susana C. Castillo, Engr. Luzviminda Garcia, Heidi Umadac, Dr. Mico Amansec, and Dr. Ariel Valencia, Alice Nader from Global Alliance for Vaccination and Immunization, and NAIA warehouse operator representatives from ECCF Paircargo, Cargohaus, Philippine Airlines, Philippine Skylanders Inc., Paircargo, DHL, and TMW to discuss all the protocols, permits, and facilities needed for the arrival of the approved vaccines.

District Collector Carmelita Talusan said NAIA Customer Care Center and COVID-19 One-Stop Shop for the COVID-19 vaccines will accommodate and assist incoming importations through the Port of NAIA.