Published: 27 JUNE 2020

While travel for leisure remains prohibited, the government has already allowed essential and business travel. Local airlines have resumed operating commercial flights and implemented stricter safety measures as the travel industry shifts to the new normal.

One of the most frequently asked questions about traveling these days: What are the requirements do I need to present when traveling?

To address this, Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, and Philippines AirAsia have released a list of required documents so passengers would be prepared and permitted to travel and make the journey hassle-free. Save for the wording, the lists are basically the same. See below:

❗️IMPORTANT❗️ Both airlines strongly advise that you contact the local government units of your origin and destination to check if there are additional requirements or changes. Some requirements vary from place to place and may also change over time.

If the images above are too small on your device, we compared, combined and typed down the text below for easy reading:

Locally Stranded Individual (LSI)

  • Identification card (ID)
  • Travel Authority / Pass 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.

Requirements for Travel Authority / Pass:

  1. Medical Certificate from DOH-accredited hospital or City or Municipal Health Office
  2. Barangay Certification proving that the traveler has no COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days prior to travel date

Business Traveler (Authorized Person Outside Residence)

  • Company ID or
  • any official document from the company explaining the reason for travel

Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW)

  1. Travel Authority / Pass. To get one, you will need to secure a medical certificate and barangay certification that you have no COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days before travel date.
  2. Negative RT-PCR result
  3. Quarantine Certification issued by DOG-Bureau of Quarantine
  4. Proof of Residence
  5. Valid Passport

Not Allowed to Travel

  • Leisure travelers
  • Persons below 21 years old
  • Persons 60 years old and above
  • Pregnant women

Important Reminders

As mentioned, for a swift and hassle-free journey, before booking a flight, get in touch with the LGU of your origin or destination to see if there are extra documents needed or changes to the list.

Note that airlines also require passengers to wear a mask at the airport and inside the aircraft.

For more information, check out these FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (with answers):

Updated Log

2020 June 27 – Added Philippine Airlines’ version of the requirements infographic.

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Yoshke Dimen
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Ive noticed sa Air Asia may nakalagay na senior citizens are not allowed to travel while ang Cebu Pacific wala naman ganon nakalagay.

If in case a senior citizen is able to get all the requires documents from the LGU, will he be allowed to board the flight by the airline?


Kung itatanong kasi sa Cebu Pacific, ang sabi nila as long as meron si Senior Citizen lahat ng mga required documents from their respective LGU, then allowed siya to fly. Confusing nga ang guidelines for senior citizen eh.

Bernadeth Manilay

Plan namen umuwi ng mindanao this coming october kasama anak namen na 9 yrs old? Reason ng pag uwi is fiesta sa lugar namen. Ang husband ko ang tiga mindanao at gusto nia kami isama mag ina. Posible kaya na makasakay kmi ng eroplano at makapagbyahe pamindanao?

Nandy bantilan

How about po ang outbound ofw going back to work and traveling from the province?

Josephine Zamora

Good’am/ sir..normal npo! Ba Ang byahi galing Davao to manila???? Thanks po

Jessie Dith Bode

Hello po, ask lng po ako, kasi naka pag pa medical n po ako at negative po result ng test ko last June 6, 2020, tapus nka kuha n rin po ako ng travel pass at completo po ako sa requirements..

Ask kopo,,
Valid paba ang Medical certification ko khit sumubra n sya sa 14days n required ng Airline before ng flight ko this July 2 2020?

Thank you!

Edeliza Pardillo

Good evening po,
Tanong ko lang po ano po ba dapat unang gawin pa book muna ng tickets o process muna yung mga travelling requirements? Like medical certificate.
Salamat sa pagtagad.

Jiezel Marquez

Tanong ko lang po. Kailangan ko pa po bang kumuha ng LSI kahit di naman ako na stranded? 4 years na po ako dito sa bulacan. Uuwi lang po kasi ako ng mindanao kasi po emergency. Ano po ba dapat kong gawin o kukuning requirements? Makakabalik pa rin ba ako dito kahit di naman ako LSI? Salamat po.


Hi , I am a an Australian living in Cebu City with my Filipina wife . I am aged 75 and need assistance when I fly . If I fly AirAsia to Australian can I get special permission for my wife to accompany me as my assistant ?

Philip militante

Hello po pwede po bang mkapag fly ang 13 yr old with complete requirements, reason po is uuwi na kmi ng tacloban for good and doon napo siya magaaral


paano po pg ng expire ang travel authority dahil sa cancelled flight.anu mga documents kailangan kunin?


Hi Sir Yoshke tanong ko lang po na yung sa requirements for ofw sa air asia and cebu pacific, is it for returning ofws yung parehas sa philippine airlines or departing ofws paalis ng Philippines?


hello, ask ko lng po kung sino may alam san makakakuha ng trave pass for abroad at quarantine certificate?
thank you so much