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Does the COVID-19 Metro Manila curfew from 2020-03-15 to 2020-04-14 (8pm to 5am) prevent travelers from going to the airport (Ninoy Aquino International Airport, MNL) during the curfew hours?


Here are the unhelpful webpages I found so far:

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1241807/curfew-hours-for-metro-manila-lockdown-malls-establishments-to-be-shuttered/amp:

Going out to buy food is considered an essential purpose, Garcia said.

Garcia said they are also mulling to recommend bars, establishments and other related entertainment shops to shut down during the 30-day quarantine which runs from March 15 to April 14.

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/metro/729647/metro-manila-to-have-curfew-from-8-p-m-5-a-m-beginning-march-15/story/?amp:

In press conference, MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia announced on Saturday that all the mayors in Metro Manila agreed to issue a resolution to impose a curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., starting March 15 until April 14.

Garcia, however, clarified that those covered by the curfew are non-essential activities such as “‘yung mga gumigimik lang, kung saan-saan nagpupunta, nakikibarkada, nakiki-party. Lahat ‘yan bawal na muna.”

MNL's airport phone number +63 02 877 1109 is useless (sounds like an automated ad? I don't get it.).


I have crossposted the question at:

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    Call the airport or check the local papers. We are a world wide site, you are the best placed person to find out and likely the only one that wants to know. – Willeke Mar 14 at 6:43
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    This is as narrow in its use as the 'one airport' question I voted to close yesterday, but a bit less likely to change. I do not hammer this close but expect no answers and very few people honestly interested. – Willeke Mar 14 at 6:51
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    @Franck Dernoncourt I’d start with whoever will be enforcing the curfew - the police or army? - and the airport. If you can’t find a local answer and you’re actually in Manila, it seems unlikely anyone on TSE will have better knowledge – Traveller Mar 14 at 7:22
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    @Traveller I'm assuming Filipinos know more about Manila than non-Filipinos. Being somewhere for a few days doesn't make someone an expert. Hence posting this question on this website. – Franck Dernoncourt Mar 14 at 7:24
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    Seriously, pick up the phone. – Sneftel Mar 14 at 8:06
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The COVID-19 Metro Manila curfew from 2020-03-15 to 2020-04-14 (8pm to 5am) does not prevent travelers from going to the airport (Ninoy Aquino International Airport, MNL) during the curfew hours.

However, it has been announced on 2020-03-16 evening a total lockdown, which is supposed to 1) lead to the cancellation of all outbound international flights departing MNL starting in around 72 hours. 2) might reduce/remove all taxi traffic? I'm not sure, I've heard conflicting information from people who are supposed to know (e.g., MNL information counter). It's a mess, I've given up trying to understand (I think nobody does), and announcements, including presidential addresses, code-mix three languages (English, Filipino, and some dialect).

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