PAL Advisory: Eligible Passengers for Domestic Travel in the Philippines. In its latest advisory, Philippine Airlines released its list of passengers eligible for domestic or local travel within the country. This is sourced from Philippine Airlines Advisory.
The following passengers can travel within the Philippines, subject to the presentation of travel requirements of the Philippine government and the local government of your destination. Please note that there may be restrictions on certain types of travelers depending on imposed guidelines by Local Government Units or by the IATF-EID.
The following passengers can travel within the Philippines, subject to the presentation of travel requirements of the Philippine government and the local government of your destination. Please note that there may be restrictions on certain types of travelers depending on imposed guidelines by Local Government Units or by the IATF-EID. The advisory contained herein is sourced from Philippine Airlines Advisory on Eligible Passengers for Philippine Domestic Travel found here.
GUIDELINES ON THE PILOT IMPLEMENTATION OF ALERT LEVELS SYSTEM FOR COVID-19 RESPONSE IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION
The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) issues the Guidelines on the Pilot Implementation of Alert Levels System for COVID-19 Response in the National Capital Region as a new classification framework to further curb the spread of COVID-19 and its variants.
From December 01 to 15, 2021, NCR will be under Alert Level 2.
- As of October 08, 2021, the Guidelines on the Pilot Implementation of Alert Levels System for COVID-19 was amended to include the following provision under IATF Resolution No. 142.
The following persons shall be allowed point-to-point interzonal travel (including leisure travel)to areas under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) and/or Modified General Community Quarantine:
- Those below eighteen (18) years old;
- Fully vaccinated individuals over sixty-five (65) years of age;
- Fully vaccinated individuals with immunodeficiencies, comorbidities, or other health risks; and
- Fully vaccinated pregnant women
And shall be subject to the guidelines and strict protocols as may be prescribed by the
Department of Tourism and the reasonable regulations of the LGU of destination.
International and domestic flights to and from MANILA shall continue operating during this period, subject to compliance with the travel restrictions and related travel protocols.
If you wish to make changes to your flight, you may opt to:
- Rebook your flight to a later date;
- Convert your ticket to a Travel Voucher;
- Refund your ticket without penalties.
(Terms and conditions apply)
You may request any of the options via the MyPAL Request Hub at https://bit.ly/myPALRequestHub.
- Read IATF Resolution No. 151-C
|Passenger Type||Minimum Documentary Travel Requirements|
|Returning Overseas Filipino (ROF)Returning or repatriated OFWs and other OFs||Identification CardNegative RT-PCR result and Certificate of Quarantine issued by DOH-BOQ|
|Locally Stranded Individual (LSI)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.LSIs can be further classified to “workers, students, tourists, or other individuals stranded in various localities while in transit”||Identification Card|
|Authorized Persons Outside Residence (APOR)(Omnibus Guidelines as of August 19, 2021)|
|National Government Agencies and their attached Agencies – Government officials and employees on official travel||Identification CardTravel OrderTravel ItineraryMust pass symptom-screening of entry and exit|
|Health and emergency frontline services and uniformed personnel||PRC LicenseOfficial Identification CardHospital Identification Card or any other proof of occupation|
|Persons traveling for medical or humanitarian reasons, and those leaving their residence to be vaccinated (with proof of schedule), and persons availing of DFA consular services (with confirmed appointments)||Identification CardProof of ScheduleProof of confirmed appointmentA Certificate from the Local Chief Executive of the LGU having jurisdiction over his/her residence (recommended)|
|Duly authorized humanitarian assistance actors (HAAs), especially those transporting medical supplies and laboratory specimens related to COVID-19, and other relief and humanitarian assistance||Identification CardA Certification from the Provincial Government of destination (recommended)|
|Persons going to and from the airport including Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) carrying Overseas Employment Certificates||Identification Card Employment Certificate|
|Any person whose purpose of travel to the zone of destination is for a work, business, or activity that is also permitted in areas under ECQ||Identification CardCompany Identification Card and/or Certificate of Employment (stating they are still connected with the company)A Certification from the Provincial Government of destination (recommended)|
|Public Utility Vehicle Operators||Company Identification Card and/or Certification to Operate|
|Persons traveling to Philippine domestic destinations opened for tourists||Please check the specific requirements set by the Local Government Unit (LGU)|
|The following identification cards/documents (IDs) shall be accepted upon check-in:|
|Passport (Philippine and Foreign issued)|
Philippine Regulations Commission (PRC) ID
Integrated Bar of the Philippines ID
Government Office ID
ACR / ICR
Government-owned or controlled corporation ID
Unified Multi-purpose ID
Senior Citizen Card
Health Insurance Card ng Bayan
National Council of Disability Affairs ID
School ID (signed by Principal)
NSO Birth Certificate (for pax less than 2 years of age)
Additional Guidelines and Documentary Requirements to Travel
- All passengers on any mode of public transportation must wear face shields, aside from face masks, starting August 15, 2020, as mandated by Department of Transportation. (DOTr)
- All passengers will no longer be required to undergo COVID-19 testing except if the Local Government Unit (LGU) of destination shall require testing prior to travel.
- Passengers will no longer have to undergo quarantine unless an individual shows symptom upon arrival at the LGU of destination.
- Travel Authority issued by the Joint Task Force COVID Shield and Health Certificates will no longer be required.
- Interzonal travel shall be allowed subject to restrictions of the local government unit of destination. Point-to-point travel to areas under GCQ and MGCQ shall be allowed without age restrictions subject to an RT-PCR test-before-travel requirement for those below eighteen years old (18) and above sixty-five (65), and other protocols and restrictions as may be imposed by the DOT and the LGU if destination.
- Under IATF Resolution 124-B, the following protocols for FULLY VACCINATED individuals shall apply:
- An individual shall be considered as having been fully vaccinated for COVID-19:
- More than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose series, or
- More than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dosed vaccine.
- The vaccines administered to the individual are included in any of the following:
- o Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) List or Compassionate Special Permit (CSP) issued by the Philippine Food and Drug Administration; or
- o Emergency Use Listing of the World Health Organization.
- The intrazonal movement of fully vaccinated senior citizens within areas under General Community Quarantine and Modified General Community Quarantine shall continue to be allowed, subject to the presentation of
- a COVID-19 vaccination card duly issued by a legitimate vaccinating establishment/authority, whether local or foreign; or
- certificate of quarantine completion showing the holder’s vaccination status as may be issued by the Bureau of Quarantine, whichever is applicable. Provided, that strict observance of minimum public health standards shall continue.
- For fully vaccinated individuals who are close contacts of probable and confirmed COVID-19 cases, they may undergo a shortened seven (7)-day quarantine period, provided that the individual remains asymptomatic for the duration of the seven-day period with the first day being the date immediately after the last exposure.
In the event that Reverse Transcription – Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) Test needs to be performed; it may be done not earlier than the fifth day after the date of the last exposure.
For close contacts who may have been traced beyond the seventh day from last exposure and who have remained asymptomatic, no testing and quarantine shall be required.
Please be reminded that there may be additional requirements of the Local Government Unit (LGU) of your destination. Please click here for specific requirements of the different local government units of your destination.