As one of the biggest hubs in the Philippines, the Mactan Cebu International Airport (CEB) was one of the airports that reopened when local airlines resumed operations in early June. It serves as a main gateway to country and serves Cebu and neighboring provinces.

If you’re flying to the Mactan Cebu International Airport (Cebu Airport), it is important that you are aware of the documents that you will be required to present before your flight or upon arrival.

The following documents are required of travelers flying to Cebu Airport. However, if your final destination is Cebu City, Lapu Lapu City or Mandaue City, it is best to contact the respective local government unit for they may have additional requirements. Here are their contact details:

  • Cebu City – ccg.travelpass@gmail.com 
  • Mandaue City – info@lapulapucity.gov.ph, cmo.mandaue@gmail.com 
  • Lapu-Lapu City – info@lapulapucity.gov.ph, lapu2city.gov@gmail.com 

If your final destination is outside the tri-city area, we also encourage you to get in touch with the provincial government for updates. You may email them at —provincialcapitol2019@gmail.com.

For Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) or Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs)

  • Passport
  • Quarantine Certificate, stating that the 14-day quarantine has been completed and that the PCR-test result is negative
  • Valid ID, as proof of residence

Note: OFWs are encouraged to register with the OFW Assistance Information System (OASIS). You can do that at oasis.owwa.gov.ph.


For Tourists

If Your Destination is Cebu City

  • Authority to enter
  • Negative RT-PCR swab test result, taken within 3 days prior to the travel date
  • Travel itinerary covering duration of stay or the first 10 days, whichever is shorter
  • Travel Authority from the Joint Task Force COVID Shield (JTF-CV) of the Philippine National Police (PNP). To get this, you will need the following:
    – medical certificate
    – barangay clearance from the local government of origin.
  • Roundtrip ticket
  • Confirmed booking with a DOT-accredited hotel or accommodation in Cebu City

If Your Destination is Lapu Lapu City

  • Negative RT-PCR swab test result, taken within 72 hours prior to the travel date
  • Confirmed booking with a DOT-accredited hotel or accommodation in Lapu Lapu City

For Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs)

  • Negative RT-PCR swab test result
  • Valid Identification Card
  • Quarantine certificate (proof of completion of the 14-day quarantine)

For Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs)

LSIs include non-OFW or OFW travelers who are unable to depart the country where they are in but intend to return to their province of residence, and Filipinos or holders of permanent resident visa who have returned to the country.

  • Valid ID
  • Medical Certificate, issued by the Municipal or City Health Officer of the Local Government Unit (LGU) where the passenger was stranded
  • Letter of Confirmation from the local government of destination in Cebu Province. Not applicable for Cebu City, Mandaue City, and Lapu-Lapu City)
  • Travel Authority* from the Joint Task Force COVID Shield (JTF-CV) of the Philippine National Police (PNP). This can be obtained from the City or Municipal Chief of Police if traveling between provinces within the same region or from the Provincial Director if traveling between regions. (*This is no longer listed on airlines’ posts but still on the Cebu Airport website.)
  • Authority to enter (only if entering Cebu City)
  • Letter of Coordination, issued by barangay residence in Cebu City (only for LSI arriving from Manila and resident of Cebu City)

For Essential Travelers / Authorized Persons Outside Residence (APORs)

  • Company ID or any Proof of Profession
  • Certificate of employment from the company, stating the purpose of travel
  • Medical Clearance Certificate, issued by the Municipal or City Health Officer of the Local Government Unit (LGU)
  • Proof of reason for travel or intent to visit (or Appointment of visit in Cebu City)
  • Certification or Letter of Confirmation from the Cebu Provincial Government (if final destination is not Cebu City, Mandaue City, or Lapu-Lapu City). You may get one by emailing: provincialcapitol2019@gmail.com.
  • Authority to enter (only if entering Cebu City)

In addition, possible additional requirements are: Travel Authority and Round-trip ticket.


For Those Traveling for Medical Reasons

  • Medical Certificate, issued by the Municipal or City Health Officer of the Local Government Unit (LGU) where the passenger resides
  • Certification from the local government of residence
  • Certification from Cebu Provincial Government (not applicable for Cebu City, Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu City). You may get one by emailing: provincialcapitol2019@gmail.com.

Important Notes

  • Travelers without complete requirements may NOT be allowed to check in to their flight or board the plane.
  • The following are prohibited from traveling to Cebu Airport: leisure travelers, persons under 21 years old, persons 60 years old and above, and pregnant women.
  • Always make sure to coordinate with the local government units of your origin and destination directly before booking a flight and before departure. Ask for the latest list of requirements. Travel policies change quickly in these unusual times, so it’s best to get the information straight from the agencies that create and implement these policies.

Mactan Hotels with Certificate to Operate

If you want to stay at a hotel or resort near the airport, here are some properties that have a Certificate of Authority to Operate (CAO) or a Provisional Certificate of Authority to Operate (PCAO) from the Department of Tourism (DOT). Here are just a few of the hotels on their list.

More DOT-Certified Cebu Hotels!


DOH-Accredited Mactan Hotels for Quarantine

If you’re a returning Filipino from abroad and have to be quarantined, here are a few of the many hotels in Cebu City that have been accredited by the Department of Health-Bureau of Quarantine.

  • BE Resort Mactan
    Punta Engano Road, Lapu-Lapu City
    www.beresortmactan.com
    Check Rates & Photos!
  • Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort
    Buyong Maribago, Lapu-Lapu City
    www.bluewater.com.ph
    Check Rates & Photos!
  • Crimson Resort and Spa
    Seascapes Resort Town, Lapu-Lapu City
    www.crimsonhotel/com/mactan
    Check Rates & Photos!
  • Goldberry Suites
    Manuel Quezon Highway, Lapu-Lapu City
    www.goldberrysuites.com
    Check Rates & Photos!
  • Savoy Hotel Mactan Newton
    Mactan Newtown, Lapu-Lapu City
    www.savoyhotel.com.ph
    Check Rates & Photos!
  • Crown Regency Mactan
    Gun-on, Lapu-Lapu City
    www.crownregency.com
    Check Rates & Photos!
  • Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu
    Punta Engano Road, Lapu- Lapu City
    www.movenpick.com/en/asia/ philippines/cebu/hotel-mactan-island- cebu/overview/
    Check Rates & Photos!

More DOH-Accredited Cebu Hotels!


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stephen

if you are allowed to visit tourist place, but not allowed to travel for leisure how do you get there and spend money, ?