Barring any sudden spike in the number of new Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases, returning seafarers are likely to enjoy a more relaxed quarantine requirement and travel restrictions, especially in the coming Christmas holidays.

Manning leaders are seeing a gradual easing up of challenges in conducting crew changes amid the continued decrease in the number of new Covid cases in the country and after placing Metro Manila under Alert Level 2 from the stricter Alert Level 3. The Association of Licensed Manning Agencies (ALMA) Maritime Group president Cristina Garcia has projected that there would be another increase in the limit of allowed inbound passengers at the Ninoy Aquino Airport (NAIA). "

JMG’s Ericson Marquez
JMG’s Ericson Marquez

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