Budget carrier Cebu Pacific will be requiring its passengers to wear mandatory face shields starting Aug. 15.
The airline said in a statement yesterday that passengers will be asked to wear them for the entire duration of the flight.
“This is on top of the mandatory use of face masks upon entering the airport terminal until arrival at the destination,” Cebu Pacific said.
The additional safety measures are in line with a recent directive from the Philippine government requiring all public transport commuters to cover up their entire face with plastic shields to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
The Gokongwei-owned airline said that it also continues to implement COVID-19 preventive measures to keep both its passengers and staff safe.
“These safety measures include daily extensive cleaning and disinfection protocols for all aircraft and facilities, rapid antibody testing for all frontliners and crew, and contactless flight procedures. These are based on global best practices, and adhere to the highest safety standards,” the company said.
Rival carrier Philippine Airlines has yet to issue a similar directive for its passengers, though its crew members have been required to use face shields.
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