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❗️ Last Updated: 20 November 2020. Please contact the LGU for the latest updates!

Traveling to Davao soon? Make sure you have all the required travel and health documents, so you won’t encounter any trouble on your journey!

The local government of Davao City has implemented Executive Order No. 63-A (2020), which sets the new travel guidelines for Davao City as a restricted area. In this post, we’ll summarize the document and enumerate the requirements for that you need if you plan on flying to Davao City soon.

Note that we’re only covering requirements for air travel in this post.

For Business Travelers Going to Davao City

The following requirements apply to all flight passengers from any international or domestic airport who are traveling for work or business and going home.

  • Company ID and Certificate of Employment or Acknowledgment of Principal for service
  • Medical Clearance Certificate
  • Company Travel Order
  • Roundtrip Ticket
  • RT-PCR negative test result, taken 24-72 hours from date of arrival (test upon arrival is also an option)
  • Confirmed Hotel Booking (or other authorized accommodations), if staying for more than one day. Here’s a list of DOT-Accredited Hotels in Davao City.

Note that APORs are not allowed to stay in any local’s house. If staying for over 14 days or permanently, a 14-day quarantine (at home or at a hotel) is required. The quarantine expenses shall be shouldered by the company / employer.

Travelers Going to Another City/Municipality

Air passengers who are landing at Davao Airport but bound for another place outside Davao City, the following requirements must be presented:

  • RT-PCR negative test result, taken 24-72 hours from date of arrival (test upon arrival is also an option)
  • Airport transfer confirmation, which may be any of the following:
    – Confirmation from destination’s local government of pick-up vehicle OR
    – Confirmation of public transportation arrangements from airport or bus terminal to destination
    – Travel Confirmation of private transportation pick-up

For Returning Davao City Residents

This applies to Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs) and Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs, OFWs).

  • RT-PCR negative test result, taken 24-72 hours from date of arrival (test upon arrival is also an option)
  • 14-day home quarantine

Returning Davao City residents who are frequently traveling within Mindanao whether by air or land for work or business:

  • Company Travel Order (work/business)
  • Valid ID with a Davao City address OR Any document with a Davao City address and ID (for return from domicile)
  • Current month RT-PCR negative test result (if available)

Non-Davao City Residents Catching a Flight at Davao Airport

Persons residing outside Davao City who are going to Davao International Airport (DIA) need to present:

  • Confirmed flight ticket

For Land Travelers and non-APORs

For those traveling by land, those traveling for medical and humanitarian reasons, and non-APORs, you may check out the copy of the full Executive Order below for the respective requirements.

Procedure Upon Arrival in Davao

Here’s what to expect when you arrive at Davao Airport:

  • Your body temperature will be checked.
  • Your accomplished locator form will be collected.
  • RT-PCR test result screening by City Health Office.

Passengers without RT-PCR test result will be tested upon arrival.

On top of these, we highly encourage that you contact the local government of Davao, your final destination and your origin to check for additional requirements or changes in the policies. These are extraordinary times, and regulations can change fast.

You should also check the inbox of the email address you used to book your flight regularly. Airlines will be sending you updates on your flight and/or changes in the requirements.

Important Reminders

  • Before your flight, contact the local government of your origin and destination to check for possible additional requirements or updates in policy. We mentioned it before, but this is very important so we just have to reiterate.
  • Passengers are required to wear face mask and face shield at all times when at the airport or inside the aircraft.

Possibly Related Posts

Updates Log

2020 July 18 – Published guidelines released by Airasia and Philippine Airlines
2020 November 20 – Updated with new guidelines based on EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 63-A SERIES OF 2020.

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Ana Arriola

Hi why is that necessary that the swab test must be done within 48hrs or 2days? usually swab test done 3-5 days.. How about the LSI? it’s kinda difficult for me.. please reply thanks I am an Lsi and not an OFW

Nichol Vince Jason Martinez

I have a friend that wants to go home in davao, but the problem is she doesn’t have the financial to get a swab test, is it okay if it’s a rapid test?
She’s in Cebu right now


The davao city government provide free swab/rapid test for people who arrived here in Davao Airport. hence; you have to ensure the required documents of Cebu Airport because if you successfully arrived in Davao there will be no problem. Here, all are free.


My husband will come home this coming December since he didn’t make it last June and he is an American working under American Government that’s based in Bahrain,what are the requirements so he can get through the airport? He won’t gonna stay in Davao since our home is here in Digos City and a hired driver will just gonna pick him up at the airport. I hope I can get an answer from you sooner. Thank you!


Hi, he needs to ensure that all required documents are available. Davao city offered a free tests for people who arrived here. he will be detained for a while for some tests and if he is not a positive under COVID-19, he will be released and will be under 14 Day quarantine at your home. You may check the website DAVAO AIRPORT GUIDELINES for further informations.

Jaybee Jungco

what is the latest travel requirements of Davao Airport if i will travel from Davao- Manila?


RT-PCR – VALID ID and Booking Confirmation. same in manila once u arrived there.


Greetings from Canada! 

My wife and I will be travelling soon to Manila. We will wait for negative swab test results then she plans to use the results from the test to travel Domestic to Davao within the 48 hour limit.

Her 8 year old son from Bansalan has just received his CoPR (Condition of Permanent Residence) in Canada.

Is it possible for her to come into the city, get her son (who will be waiting outside the airport with family) and leave within 24 hours without having to isolate in Davao City for 14 days?



Hi there, please check the website. DAVAO AIRPORT GUIDELINES.


is it free?? the swab test in davao???



Irish Joy Ursales

is it necessary to undergo quarantine if you already got shot vaccine from UAE ?

Jerry Pondavela Barsalote

Ngano wala mn latest update ang davao about sa returning resident latest update is November pa 2020