Philippine Airlines (PAL) has barred passengers on its domestic flights from carrying pork-related products and by-products.
In an advisory, ultra bilyonaryo Lucio Tan’s PAL reminded its passengers that any type of pork, including pork-related products and by-products, whether raw, processed or cooked, is prohibited in hand-carry and/or checked in baggages.
Domestic destinations covered in the ban are Bacolod, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Caticlan (except when coming from another point in the Visayas region, Davao, Dipolog, General Santos, Iloilo, Kalibo, Puerto Princesa, Roxas, Tagbilaran, Antique, and Zamboanga.
PAL said the ban was imposed to prevent the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) in vulnerable areas of the country.
“While it is a temporary measure, this ban will stay in effect until revoked by the concerned local government health authorities,” the airline said.