Well, I’m feeling fine, PTL but I’m distinctly disappointed because I just found out that I am not going to get released from the strict lockdown rules we’re living under now in Marilo, Bulacan for a least another 15 days.
So it goes.
A lot of people have been passing all sorts of information about how hard it is to get outbound international flights, It’s not really that hard to get flights _OUT_ of Manila … here’s today’s list:
The problem is, for most people … getting to Manila
There is essentially NO public transport, domestic air, sea, or road (imagine the highways with no busses). The US embassy has partnered with Philippine Airlines to offer what they are calling “sweeper” flights. These go out to various provincial cites and fly US citizens back to Manila.
PAL then flies US citizen-only flights to LAX or SFO.
If you’re not a US citizen you’ll have to contact your own country’s embassy to find out if they have any similar programs.
Domestic Air Travel (Island to Island) Should Start To Ease on the 16th
But how fast domestic travel will open up isn’t something I have been informed on very well … so, wait and see.
Buses and other land transport will start to open too, but it will still be very difficult to get into Manila.
Edited … I Forgot
Every year before the end of May, usually, the tropical storms start. This one spent several days as a TS (Tropical Storm) and has now been upgraded to a “Tropical Cyclone” otherwise known as a Typhoon, It’s currently moving up the east (Pacific coast of the country and ought to be having its full effect on the Manila area tonight or tomorrow. Flying in or out not recommended while this is happening.
That’s About It For Today
More as it happens.