PAL cant fly citizens of 40 countries to US
MANILA -Philippine Airlines (PAL) is unable to fly nonimmigrant passengers to the United States who qualify for the visa waiver program (VWP) for the meantime after the airlines agreement for this travel privilege with the US government has expired.
The flag carrier, in a statement on Tuesday, said it was working with the US Customs Border Protection to resolve the matter.
Rest assured that we are continuing to work with the US authorities on full renewal of our VWP arrangement, PAL spokesperson Cielo Villaluna said.
Under the US VWP, most citizens of 40 participating countries can visit the US for 90 days or less without securing a visa. Travelers, however, must have a valid electronic system for travel authorization approval and meet the requirements, including citizenship in the participating countries.