[PHILIPPINES TRAVEL ADVISORY] Latest Travel Requirements per Province, City, or Municipality in the Philippines

What are the latest travel requirements per province, city, or municipality in the Philippines?

To ensure everyone’s safety and in compliance with Civil Aeronautic Board’s advisory on “Adherence to the Guidelines for the Operation of Domestic Passenger Air Transportation Between General Community Quarantine (GCQ) Areas,” Philippine Airlines and its passengers shall strictly observe the following in all airport facilities and on board the aircraft:

a. Mandatory wearing of face masks
b. Mandatory temperature checks, use of foot baths, and disinfection/sanitation facilities
c. Mandatory physical and social distancing and minimum contact at all times and in all places within the airport premises, and during all procedures, from check-in, boarding, inflight, disembarking to retrieving of check-in baggage
d. Mandatory public safety announcements before closing of doors and during flight for cabin and health security protocols
e. Strict compliance with safety procedures on handling of suspected/ill passengers on board, which include keeping the last three (3) seat rows of the plane vacant as isolation area for suspected ill passengers already on board
f. Regular sanitation and disinfection of airline facilities and equipment, and in coordination with the airport authorities, all airport facilities and equipment, including lavatories, frequently touched surfaces, wheelchairs, trolleys, countertops, etc.; Daily first aid stocks available on board the aircraft.

Philippine Airlines shall do its best to observe social distancing measures inside the aircraft, subject to space availability. Family members and individuals travelling together as part of the same household may still choose to be seated together.
In addition, movement of persons in areas under GCQ for leisure purposes shall not be allowed. Persons below 21 years old, those who are 60 years old and above, those with immunodeficiency, comorbidities, or other health risks, and pregnant woman are also restricted except under allowed circumstances. Philippine Airlines may refuse to carry passengers who fail to comply with any applicable laws, rules, and government regulations of any country to be flown from, to or over.

The chart below contains the travel rules and requirements for each province, city, or municipality in the Philippines. Please note that there may be multiple travel requirements for each destination on national and provincial levels. We would also like to remind passengers that these rules are subject to change by the issuing local government authority and are issued for passengers’ and the public’s safety. As these requirements may change at short notice, the advisories below are meant only as a guide.

Updated: as of June 17, 2020


1. Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs) – returning or repatriated OFWs and other OFs
2. Locally stranded individuals (LSIs)
a. Foreign nationals or Filipino citizens in a specific locality within the Philippines who have expressed intention to return to their place of residence / home origin."
b. LSIs can be further classified to "workers, students, tourists, or other individuals stranded in various localities while in transit". 
3. Health and emergency frontline services personnel
4. Government officials and government frontline personnel
5. Duly authorized humanitarian assistance actors (HIAAs)
6. Persons traveling for medical or humanitarian reasons
7. Other persons transported through the efforts of the national government upon concurrence of LGUs
8. Anyone crossing the zones for permitted work in the zone of destination, and going back home


Returning Overseas Filipino (ROF)
Identification Card
Travel Authority issued by JTF-CV Shield
Negative RT-PCR result and Certificate of Quarantine issued by DOH-BOQ
Locally Stranded Individual (LSI)
Identification Card
Medical Certificate issued by city/municipality
LSI is neither a contact, suspect, probable or confirmed COVID-19 case, AND
LSI completed 14-day quarantine, OR
LSI who has been confirmed COVID-19 case already tested negative twice through RTCPCR.
Travel Authority issued by JTF-CV Shield / Permit to Travel
Authorized Persons Outside of Residence (APOR)
Only the Official Identification Card or proof of occupation

Please refer to “Passengers traveling to areas in Luzon/Visayas/Mindanao” for any additional requirements of local government units.

Updated as of June 23, 2020

Travels of Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs) coming from / going to Cebu City, which is under Enhanced Community Quarantine, will not be allowed temporarily.

Reference: Philippine Airlines

How to protect yourself from the coronavirus or COVID-19?
With the continual spread of the coronavirus or COVID19, it is better to stay vigilant and follow these simple ways to prevent yourself from getting the disease.
  • Wash your hands with soap or use a hand sanitizer that contains alcohol with at least 70% solution.
  • Sneeze and cough into tissues or the crook of your elbow. If you get mucus or spit on your skin, clean it off right away. Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick, especially people exhibiting respiratory symptoms and fever.
  • Stay home when you're sick.
  • Regularly and thoroughly clean surfaces, such as countertops and doorknobs, with a disinfectant. 
  • If you are sick:  You should wear a facemask when you are around other people and practice distancing yourself.  
  • For healthy people wear a mask only if you are caring for someone who is sick or a person with suspected COVID-19 infection. Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for the caregivers.
  • If you choose to wear a facemask make sure it is covering your mouth and nose and leave no gaps between your face and the mask. 

Take care and stay safe, everyone.

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