Passengers whose flight and sea travel were canceled amid the modified enhanced community quarantine will be given free accommodation by the Department of Transportation.
Assistant Secretary Goddess Hope Libiran said passengers whose trips were scheduled within 48 hours will receive the assistance. Passengers will only have to present a ticket, travel authority, and medical certificate to receive the assistance from the DOTr.
Due to travel restrictions related to community quarantines in June, many passengers got stranded at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport waiting for available flights.
The passengers lamented the late notice of flight cancellations that forced them to stay and sleep outside terminals with no food.
Responding to calls from medical frontliners, President Rodrigo Duterte placed Metro Manila and other high-risk areas back under MECQ for 15 days, from August 4 to 18, amid the COVID-19 threat.