MCIAA clarifies role in handling stranded passengers

Mactan-Cebu International Airport. (SunStar file)

THE Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) has clarified its role in handling stranded passengers at the airport.

In a statement, the MCIAA said it follows proper protocol in dealing with stranded foreign nationals.

The said stranded passengers go through quarantine checks and are required to follow airport precautionary measures against Covid-19.

It also clarified that the responsibility of arranging their accommodations is not a function of the airport.

"Any LGU (local government unit) that wishes for coordination on the hotels being used by the stranded foreign nationals should address such concern with the foreign embassies and consulates, or the Department of Foreign Affairs or Department of Tourism as these bookings are not within the purview of MCIAA's functions," it said.

It also stressed that the repatriation of stranded foreign nationals is not the MCIAA's initiative and that it is only following duly established directives of the national government, as mandated by the Inter-agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases. (WBS with PR)


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