COVID Cebu Travel Requirements for Arriving Local Passengers: This is the updated advisory for local or domestic passengers arriving in Cebu. This is sourced from both Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific COVID travel advisories.

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COVID Cebu Travel Requirements

COVID Cebu Travel Requirements per Philippine Airlines Advisory

Travel Permission and Community Alert Level

  • Updated: January 13, 2022
  • Alert Level 3: January 16 to 31, 2022

Cebu COVID-19 Health and Travel Requirements

CEBU PROVINCE

Interzonal travel within the entire island of Cebu shall be permitted. All persons shall be allowed to travel to and from the Province of Cebu and the cities of Cebu, Mandaue, and Lapu-Lapu. 

FULLY VACCINATED INDIVIDUALS

  • Valid ID
  • Vaccination Card/ Vaccination Certificates

UNVACCINATED AND PARTIALY VACCINATED INDIVIDUALS

  • Valid ID
  • Medical Certificate issued within twenty-four (24) hours
     

CEBU CITY

FULLY VACCINATED INDIVIDUALS

  • Valid photo ID with signature
  • Vaccination Card with QR Code/ Vaccination Certificate


UNVACCINATED AND PARTIALLY VACCINATED INDIVIDUALS

  • Valid photo ID with signature
  • Negative RT-PCR Test Result from any DOH-accredited laboratories taken within seventy-two (72) hours; or
  • Negative Antigen/ Saliva Test Result from any DOH-accredited laboratories taken within forty-eight (48) hours 

Lapu-lapu City (Mactan)

INBOUND PASSENGERS

  • Valid ID

Mandaue City 

FULLY VACCINATED INDIVIDUALS

  • Valid ID
  • Vaccination Card/ Vaccination Certificate

UNVACCINATED AND PARTIALLY VACCINATED INDIVIDUALS

  • Valid ID
  • Negative RT-PCR Test Result from any DOH-accredited laboratories taken within seventy-two (72) hours; or
  • Negative Antigen/ Saliva Test Result from any DOH-accredited laboratories taken within forty-eight (48) hours

For the latest advice, information and resources, go to:

Travel requirements may differ for Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu City, and Mandaue City.

Philippine Airlines’ Disclaimer: Per PAL’s Conditions of Carriage, the passenger is solely responsible for verifying and complying with all applicable government laws/regulations of all destinations/countries to be flown from, to, or through. PAL shall not be liable for the passenger’s failure to comply with said laws/regulations, or for any aid or information given here or by a PAL agent or employee in connection with said laws/regulations.

COVID Cebu Travel Requirements per Cebu Pacific Advisory

Open for tourists / Fly easy with your vaccination card

Updated as of January 11, 2022

The local government is requiring all arriving guests to present the following travel document requirements, to be accepted for flight:

MANDAUE CITY

For fully vaccinated guests

  • All arriving guests who can present their official Vaccine Card and/or Vaccine Certificate will be exempted from presenting a negative RT-PCR test prior entry into Mandaue City.

For unvaccinated / partially vaccinated guests

  • Negative RT-PCR test result, taken within seventy-two (72) hours prior departure and/or negative Antigen test result, taken within forty-eight (48) hours

CEBU PROVINCE

For fully vaccinated individuals

Fully vaccinated individuals shall no longer be required to present a negative RT-PCR test result, a negative Antigen test result or a Medical Certificate as a requirement for entry.

For unvaccinated / partially vaccinated individuals

  • Medical certificate certifying that they do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 at the point of origin. The medical certificate should be issued within twenty-four (24) hours before arrival in Cebu.

CEBU CITY

For fully vaccinated individuals

  • Valid ID / proof of identity with picture and signature
  • Official Vaccination Card with QR Code. If a QR code is not available, present the Official Vaccination Certificate issued by the local health officer of the LGU or the Vaccination Certificate issued by the Department of Health – Bureau of Quarantine.

For unvaccinated / partially vaccinated individuals

  • Negative RT-PCR test result from a DOH-accredited laboratory, taken within the last seventy-two (72) hours; or
  • Negative Antigen test result from a DOH-accredited laboratory, taken within the last forty-eight (48) hours; or
  • Negative Saliva Test from a DOH-accredited laboratory, taken within the last forty-eight (48) hours

LAPU-LAPU CITY

There are currently no requirements to enter Lapu-Lapu City.

Aside from what’s listed above, guests departing from General Santos must present the following travel requirements upon entering the General Santos International Airport, before departing for Cebu:

  • Fully vaccinated guests must present their Vaccination Card / Vaccination Certificate
  • Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated guests must present a negative RT-PCR (swab/saliva) test result, valid for seventy-two (72) hours from the date of release of results

These are requirements we have as of the date indicated. Requirements may change from time to time without prior notice. Please continue checking with the local government unit of your destination for the latest updates.

COVID Cebu Travel Requirements per AirAsia Philippines Advisory

Cebu City

Fully Vaccinated Individuals

  1. Valid ID/proof of identity bering holder’s picture and signature
  2. Official Vaccination Card with QR Code

*If without QR Code, present Official Vaccination Certificate issued by the Local Health Officer of the LGU concerned or Vaccination Certification issued by DOH-BOQ

Unvaccinated or Not Yet Fully Vaccinated Individuals

  1. Negative RT-PCR test result taken 72 hours or Negative Antigen/Negative Saliva test result taken 48 hours before departure from the place of origin, conducted by laboratories duly accredited by DOH

Cebu Province

Tourists

  1. For Fully Vaccinated Individuals: COVID-19 Vaccination Card or Vaccination Certificate in lieu of Medical Certificate issued within 24 hours before arrival in Cebu
  2. For Unvaccinated/Not Yet Fully Vaccinated Individuals: Medical Certificate issued within 24 hours before arrival in Cebu
  3. Confirmed hotel booking within the Province of Cebu and accredited by the Cebu Provincial Task Force

Authorized Persons Outside of Residence and Business Travels

  1. For Fully Vaccinated Individuals: COVID-19 Vaccination Card or Vaccination Certificate in lieu of Medical Certificate issued within 24 hours before arrival in Cebu
  2. For Unvaccinated/Not Yet Fully Vaccinated Individuals: Medical Certificate issued within 24 hours before arrival in Cebu
  3. Valid ID
  4. Travel Authority issued by Department Secretary or designated official

For those all other guests travelling to Cebu Province:

  1. For Fully Vaccinated Individuals: COVID-19 Vaccination Card or Vaccination Certificate in lieu of Medical Certificate issued within 24 hours before arrival in Cebu
  2. For Unvaccinated/Not Yet Fully Vaccinated Individuals: Medical Certificate issued within 24 hours before arrival in Cebu

COVID Cebu City Travel Requirements per AirSwift Advisory

Last Updated: November 5, 2021

For Cebu City

Fully Vaccinated Individuals

1. Valid Government Issued ID
2. Official Vaccination Card with QR code. If without QR code, present the official vaccination certificate issued by the Local Health Officer or by the DOH – Bureau of Quarantine.

Unvaccinated or Partially Vaccinated Individuals

1. Valid Government Issued ID
2. Negative result of RT-PCR Swab from DOH accredited facility taken within 72 hours prior to time of departure in Cebu; or
3. Negative result of Saliva Test administered by Philippine Red Cross taken within 48 hours prior to time of departure in Cebu; or
4. Negative result of Antigen Test from DOH accredited facility taken within 48 hours prior to time of departure in Cebu

For Mandaue City

Fully Vaccinated Individuals

1. Valid Government Issued ID
2. Official Vaccination Card with QR code. If without QR code, present the official vaccination certificate issued by the Local Health Officer or by the DOH – Bureau of Quarantine.

Unvaccinated or Partially Vaccinated Individuals

1. Valid Government Issued ID
2. Negative result of RT-PCR Swab from DOH accredited facility taken within 72 hours prior to time of arrival in Cebu; or
3. Negative result of Antigen Test from DOH accredited facility taken within 48 hours prior to time of arrival in Cebu

For Cebu Provinces

Fully Vaccinated Individuals

1. Valid Government Issued ID
2. Official Vaccination Card with QR code. If without QR code, present the official vaccination certificate issued by the Local Health Officer or by the DOH – Bureau of Quarantine.

Unvaccinated or Partially Vaccinated Individuals

1. Valid Government Issued ID
2. Medical Certificated issued within 24 hours before their arrival in Cebu.

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