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Connecting Flights

 

PAL offers a check-through amenity, a one-stop check-in for passengers originating from any PAL station with connecting flight to any PAL destination.

 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, transit restrictions have been implemented. Immediate connecting flights for international to domestic routes are not allowed.


Only domestic to international, domestic to domestic, and international to international* routes from Green and Yellow List countries are allowed at this time.

 

*Conditions apply to international to international transfer:


For the complete list of Green and Yellow countries that are allowed to transit in Manila, go to https://bit.ly/PALTravelsToPH


Passengers must ensure to have complete health & documentary requirements for their onward domestic and international destinations.


International transit passengers shall undergo health and requirements check conducted by the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) upon disembarkation.


Passengers are reminded to accomplish the following online forms prior to departure:

Arriving in the Philippines: Transit passengers are not required to register to One Health Pass prior to arrival in Manila.

 

Transit passengers are required to register and accomplish the One Health Pass prior to arrival in Manila.

 

Traveling within the Philippines: Register to PAL’s contact tracing forms for domestic travel:

 

Departing from the Philippines: Register to PAL’s contact tracing forms for international travel:

 

Passengers with existing bookings with international to domestic connecting flights may rebook their onward domestic flight according to their vaccination status, pre-departure RT-PCR test compliance, and quarantine requirements of the country of origin. This is to ensure that the scheduled swab test and release of test results, if required, are accommodated. Rebooking terms and conditions apply. 

 

For passengers making future bookings, they may book their onward Domestic flight according to their vaccination status, pre-departure RT-PCR test compliance, and quarantine requirements of the country of origin.

 

For the complete details of Arrival Protocols in the Philippines, go to https://bit.ly/PALTravelsToPH 

 

 

If you wish to make changes to your booking,

If you have a connecting flight with another airline, please ensure to contact or check their website for any requirements before you continue with your trip.

 

Each flight ticket has its own Free Baggage Allowance policy. This FBA entitlement is valid only on that specific flight and may not necessarily apply to your connecting flights. PAL or other carriers may require you to pay excess baggage fees if your FBA entitlement is lower on your connecting flights.

 

Important: Minimum connecting time depends on what carrier/terminal the passenger is arriving and the carrier/terminal where the passenger is connecting or departing.

 

Baggage Clearance: For connecting flight involving different terminals (in Manila), due to facility limitation and CIQ requirements, tagging the baggage all the way to final destination may not be allowed. Passengers may need to claim their baggage and clear with Customs upon arrival.

 

Please check Minimum Connecting Time Table below for more information.


For International to International transfers, only passengers from Green and Yellow List countries will be allowed to transfer via Manila. 

Connection shall be on the same day. Check through is only allowed within same day, overnight stay is restricted. 

 

 

Minimum connecting time shall be followed.

 

     Flight Connection

   NAIA Terminal

 Minimum

Connecting Time

From INTERNATIONAL to INTERNATIONAL

PR – PR

T1 - T1

1 hour

PR – PR

T1 - T2

2 hours

PR – PR

T2 - T2

55 mins

PR – PR (US)    T1 - T2   2 hours and 30 mins 

 PR – PR (US)  

T2 - T2
 1 hours and 30 mins

PR – PR

T2 - T1

2 hours

From DOMESTIC to INTERNATIONAL

PR – PR

T2 - T2

1 hour

PR – PR

T2 - T1

2 hours

From DOMESTIC to DOMESTIC

PR – PR

T2 - T2

45 mins

Note: The transfer between terminals may take some time due to additional safety and security measures. This is in compliance with border control laws for all departing, connecting, and arriving passengers.

 

*see legend below:

PR    = Philippine Airlines

T1    = NAIA Terminal 1
T2    = NAIA Terminal 2

 


For assistance, passengers should approach the Transfer Desk upon arrival.