United Airlines will resume its weekly flights to the Philippines starting this April 1st,  according to flight schedules provided by the Ministry of Human Resources, Culture, Tourism and Development (HRCTD) Minister Ngirai Tmetuchl. 

The scheduled flights resumed after the Philippines eased up its COVID-19 restrictions, removing mandatory quarantine and accepting vaccination cards from Palau.

Traveling to the Philippines still has additional requirements than it did before that travelers need to be aware of. 

All non-Philippine passport holders must have travel insurance that covers COVID-19.  Currently, anyone on Palau National Health Insurance (NHI) can get a letter from the  HealthCare Fund (HCF) Office to show that the traveler has insurance.  Currently, local private insurers’ travel insurance packages do not cover COVId-19.

All travelers must also present a One Health Pass Registration at check-in and must install an app called TRAZE on their device (cellphone or tablet) before departure.

Travelers must also present either a negative test result from a PCR test taken 48 hours before departure or a negative test result from an antigen test taken 24 hours before departure.

With travel to Taiwan still restricted, medical referrals to the Philippines are expected to increase with the opening of scheduled flights between the two countries.

Recruitment of employees is also expected to resume and Minister Tmetuchl of HRCTD urged potential employers to follow the law and announce vacancies ahead of time.  (

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