Starting September 16, travel to destinations such as Boracay and Iloilo will recommence, budget carrier AirAsia Philippines announced. 

According to the company, this comes after the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) eased strict quarantine rules for the National Capital Region (NCR).

“We welcome the decision of the IATF to allow leisure travel outside the NCR,” AirAsia Philippines spokesman Steve Dailisan said on Wednesday.

“This will certainly help the local tourism and airline industries bounce back and allow small industries in the provinces to recover. At AirAsia, we value our shared responsibility with the government to ensure guest’s safety across all touchpoints in the customer journey,” he added. 

The IATF issued Memorandum No. 136-A on September 3, allowing interzonal travel, however, it will be subjected to safety guidelines set by local government units (LGUs).

Tourists may be required to present a negative RT-PCR (swab or saliva) test, a vaccination card, a confirmed hotel booking, and a local tourism QR code for verification at the check-in counters and upon arrival at the destination.

Here’s the official list of destinations currently accepting travelers: 

Photo from AirAsia Philippines’ Official Facebook Page

AirAsia PH said it will also extend its UNLI Flight Pass initiative from its original booking redemption period of Oct. 16, 2021 to Jan. 17 next year. The travel period has also been stretched from Oct. 30 to Jan. 31, 2022.

“The extension of the UNLI Flight Pass will give both leisure and essential travelers the opportunity to maximize their pass benefits and save ahead for their trips,” Dailisan shared.

“It also gives them the chance to regain any halted travel plans, especially during Ber months where a lot of homecomings and family vacations happen,” he added.

To further ensure the safety of its flyers, AirAsia PH has vaccinated 100% of its flight crew. 

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Image credit: Omar Prestwich via Unsplash; AirAsia Philippines’ Official Facebook Page