Starting August 15, Philippine Airlines will require all passengers to wear face shields, on top of the mandatory face masks, on all flights.

The new measure is in line with the Philippine’s Department of Transportation’s latest guidelines for the public transport sector.

The airline told Business Traveller Asia-Pacific that face shields will not be provided by the airline. Passengers will have to bring their own face shields to wear during the flight.

The carrier said last week that it had cancelled all scheduled domestic flights to and from Manila until August 18.

The airline is also requiring all of its cabin crew to wear full PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) during flights. It is also conducting temperature checks on passengers, increasing the number of hand sanitisers inflight, and installing protective barriers at airports and ticket information counters.