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❗️ List as of 2020 Nov 20. Please contact the LGU for the latest set of requirements.

Traveling to Cebu City soon? Before you go, make sure you have all the necessary travel documents!

The Cebu City government has set new guidelines for passengers from Metro Manila who will enter or visit Cebu City. Here’s the list of requirements as of November 2020.

Please note that these apply only to CEBU CITY PROPER only, not the other cities or other parts of the province.


For Tourists

  • 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 hotel/accommodation booking in Cebu 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)

  • Authority to enter
  • Valid Identification Card
  • Letter of Coordination (LOC) from the Barangay residence in Cebu City
  • Medical Certificate, issued within 48 hours before departure

Authorized Persons Outside of Residence (APORs)

  • Authority to enter
  • Company ID (Valid Identification Card)
  • Certificate of Employment or proof of business or profession
  • Proof of reason for travel or intent to visit (or Appointment of visit in Cebu City)
  • Letter of Coordination (LOC) from the Barangay residence in Cebu City
  • Medical clearance certificate
  • Travel clearance from the Office of the Cebu City Mayor

Important Notes

  • LSIs and APORs Cebu City Residents who cannot provide a Coordination Letter may still be accepted upon check-in but they need to coordinate with their respected barangay before boarding. This will be based on Cebu City government’s directory. Then, upon arrival at Mactan-Cebu Airport, they must approach the desk of the Cebu City LGU who will validate their acceptance in the area.
  • 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.
  • For any questions or clarifications, email:

Cebu City Hotels with Certificate to Operate

The Department of Tourism (DOT) Region VI has a list of hotels and resorts with a Certificate of Authority to Operate (CAO) or a Provisional Certificate of Authority to Operate (PCAO). Here are just a few of the hotels on their list.

More DOT-Certified Cebu Hotels!

DOH-Accredited Hotels for Quarantine

Here are just a few of the many hotels in Cebu City that have been accredited by the Department of Health-Bureau of Quarantine to accept guests for quarantine.

More DOH-Accredited Cebu Hotels!

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Updated: 20 November 2020

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Krizelle Concepcion

Paano po kapag may appointment lang po.? Upon arrival hours wait for the appointment then aalis na rin po.?


how about the requirements for travel to manila from cebu city pls?


for OFWs?


pano po pag galing abrod then dretso sa cebu prro nde tiga cebu

Lionel Rebamonte

Good morning mam/sir, taga tisa q, nya naa q manila, ask lng unta q if valid ang saliva test to travel from manila to cebu? Salamat

Amadora amelita matyor

Tanung ko Lang Po paano po Kung uuwi ako NG Cebu City from Cavite may aasikasuhin Lang ako tapos babalik ako dito sa Cavite from Cebu City kapag natapos ko na ma asikaso Ang .mga kailangan ko sa Cebu City ..ano Po ba m
ga kailangan ko requirements