CEB: Returning minors exempted from ‘no vax, no fly’
By Emmie V. Abadilla
Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated minors below 18 years old may be allowed to travel if they are returning residents and accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult, Cebu Pacific (CEB) announced in its latest advisory.
However, they must submit proof of residency, along with existing Local Government Unit (LGU) requirements, if any.
Persons with medical conditions that prevent full COVID-19 vaccination, as evidenced by a duly signed medical certificate with name and contact details of the physician, are exempted under the Department of Transportation (DOTr)’s “No Vaccination, No Ride” Policy, in effect while the National Capital Region (NCR) is under Alert Level 3 or higher.
Also exempted are persons who will procure essential goods and services – food, water, medicine, medical devices, public utilities, energy, work, and medical and dental necessities, as evidenced by a duly issued barangay health pass or other appropriate proof to justify such travel.
Already, CEB has provided flexible options for passengers who are unable to travel until January 31, 2022.
They may cancel up to two hours before their scheduled time of departure and select their preferred option through the Manage Booking portal (http://bit.ly/CEBmanageflight) on the Cebu Pacific website.
Passengers can also rebook for travel within 60 days at no additional cost, following CEB’s permanent removal of change fees, with fare difference waived.
They can store the amount in a virtual CEB wallet valid for two years and use this to either book a new flight or pay for add-ons – baggage allowance, seat selection, etc.
CEB will continue to screen and validate passengers prior to acceptance for the flight.
Passengers should ensure requirements are complete before proceeding to the airport.
They have to update their contact details via bit.ly/CEBUpdateInfo, so CEB can continue notifying guests on flight changes, reminders, and updates.