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.

The airport is on Mactan Island, part of Lapu-Lapu City, which is currently under General Community Quarantine (GCQ). Only Cebu City is under the stricter Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), which means only essential workers and authorized individuals are allowed into the city. The rest of Metro Cebu and the province is NOT under ECQ.

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. Philippines AirAsia recently created a quick infographic summarizing these requirements.

Note that travel for leisure remains prohibited.

In case the image above is hard to read:

Locally Stranded Individuals (LSI)

  1. Medical certificate from the city or municipal health officer of the local government where you are stranded
  2. Confirmation letter from the local government of residence in Cebu
  3. 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.

In order to obtain a Travel Authority, you may also need to present a Barangay Certification proving that the traveler has no COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days prior to travel date.

Note that Locally Stranded Individuals are not allowed in Cebu City only.


Business Travelers (Authorized Persons Outside Residence)

  1. Confirmed roundtrip ticket
  2. Company ID
  3. Certificate of Employment (COE)
  4. Certification from the Cebu provincial government

Health & Emergency Hotline Personnel

  1. Confirmed roundtrip ticket
  2. Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) license
  3. Official ID
  4. Hospital ID
  5. Any proof of occupation

Persons Traveling for Medical Reasons

  1. Confirmed roundtrip ticket
  2. Certificate from the local government’s chief executive that has jurisdiction over your residence
  3. Medical certificate
  4. Certificate from the Cebu provincial government

Professionals

  1. Confirmed roundtrip ticket
  2. Proof of profession and document reflecting the purpose of travel
  3. Certificate from the Cebu provincial government

Persons Traveling for Humanitarian Reasons

  1. Confirmed roundtrip ticket
  2. Certificate from the Cebu provincial government

Important Reminders

  • Before your flight, contact the local government of your origin and Cebu to check for possible additional requirements or updates in policy.
  • Passengers are required to wear face mask at all times when at the airport or inside the aircraft.
  • For more information about traveling with AirAsia, visit their FAQs page: AirAsia Frequently Asked Questions!


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