Unaccompanied Minors
Overview

 

 

Philippine Airlines offer Unaccompanied Minors (UM) and Young Passengers Traveling Alone (YPTA) services for children traveling without their parent or legal guardian who is at least 18 years old.  

Age and Flight Restrictions for children traveling alone:

 

AGE RESTRICTIONS FOR MINOR TRAVELLING ALONE
DOMESTIC INTERNATIONAL
0 to below 8 years old Not allowed. Not allowed.
8 to 11 years old Allowed.
Required to have Unaccompanied Minor Service.
Not Allowed.
12 years old Allowed.
Optional to have Unaccompanied Minor Service.
Not Allowed.
13 to 17 years old Allowed.
Optional to have Unaccompanied Minor Service.
Allowed.
Optional to have Unaccompanied Minor Service.

 

Unaccompanied Minor Service Fee (UMSF) 

Unaccompanied Minor Service Fee (UMSF) will be assessed per sector, charged at 100% of the adult fare, and paid at the time the ticket is issued. 

An Unaccompanied Minor badge shall be provided in the airport of departure for proper identification together with a special Unaccompanied Minor envelope containing all related travel documents. 

For partially used tickets where child’s fare was originally assessed, tickets will be reissued to reflect the full fare of the remaining coupons. Additional fare/taxes will be collected on top of the Unaccompanied Minor Service Fee (UMSF). 


Unaccompanied Minor Service Fee (UMSF) is refundable for the following cases: 

 
a. Passenger does not want to push thru with the flight 
b. An accompanying adult is available 
c. Passenger rebooks flight and turns 12 years of age on the new flight date 
d. Flight disruptions/cancellations 
 
Note: Standard Refund policy applies 

 

COUNTRY UM SERVICE FEE
BETWEEN MANILA AND USA/CANADA/LONDON USD 100
BETWEEN PHILIPPINES AND ASIA/GUAM/PORT MORESBY USD 50
BETWEEN PHILIPPINES AND UAE/QATAR/SAUDI ARABIA/KUWAIT USD 75
BETWEEN PHILIPPINES AND AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND USD 70
WHOLLY DOMESTIC PHILIPPINES PHP1,288
LOCAL CURRENCY EQUIVALENT
AUSTRALIA AUD 90
CANADA CAD 100
CHINA CNY 350
HONG KONG HKD 400
INDONESIA IDR 685000
JAPAN JPY 6000
KOREA KRW 65000
LONDON GBP 70
MACAU MOP 400
MALAYSIA MYR 226
NEW ZEALAND NZD 100
PAPUA NEW GUINEA PGK 165
SAUDI ARABIA SAR 280
SINGAPORE SGD 75
TAIWAN TWD 1700
THAILAND THB 1900
UAE AED 280
QATAR QAR 280
KUWAIT KWI 30
USA USD 100
VIETNAM USD 50

Requirements Unaccompanied Minors traveling from and within the Philippines:

 

Airline Requirements 

1. Accomplished  Unaccompanied Minor handling advice form   

Note: Unaccompanied Minors must be accompanied to the airport of departure and to be met by an airline representative. The parent or guardian may only accompany the child/minor until the airport terminal entrance. A parent or guardian who wish to accompany children/minor inside the airport terminal on the day of the child/minor’s flight may make a request for a Terminal Pass from the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) ID and Pass Control Division. 

 
Government Requirements 

2. For International travel, Philippine Passport holders must secure an “authority to travel” clearance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).  

For information or inquiries about Unaccompanied Minors traveling abroad, you may contact DSWD through: 

Official email: supportrofs@dswd.gov.ph  
Hotlines: +639563416918, +639615207192, +6399212090599 (02)733-0010 loc 210, or (02)310-1435 
 
Notes:   


3. Children/minors travelling to and from Davao are not allowed to travel alone without valid reason or without the following: 

  • Clearance issued by the Punong Barangay; or  
  • Permit to travel certification coming from the City Social Services and Development Office, City of Davao. 


Reference: Davao City Children’s Welfare Code (City Ordinance No. 2491)

4. Other travel requirements 

 


Requirements for Unaccompanied Minors arriving in the Philippines:

FILIPINO NATIONALS INCLUDING TRAVELERS WHO HOLD DUAL CITIZENSHIP  

 

Airline Requirements

1.Copy of the following: 

  • Minor’s Passport & Birth Certificate 
  • Passport or ID of the minor’s parents and/or authorized guardian in the Philippines 

 

2. Accomplished Unaccompanied Minor handling advice form.


3. Other travel requirements 


Government Requirements 

4. Approved BOQ certification - indicating that the guardian is allowed to accompany the UM/YP inside the quarantine facility 

Requestor must email Bureau of Quarantine addressed to below email addresses: 

BOQ DIRECTORS OFFICE boqdirectorsoffice@gmail.com

BOQ HELP DESK: helpdeskboq@gmail.com

 

5. DSWD coordination. For unaccompanied minors included in a government-initiated repatriation of Overseas Filipinos not covered by the POLO/OWWA, prior coordination by the airline with BOQ and DSWD endorsement are required. 

 

QUARANTINE REQUIREMENTS
Fully Vaccinated

No quarantine required and no testing upon arrival if:

  • with booster only,
  • with Negative RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours or negative Antigen test taken within 24 hours prior to departure from the country of origin; OR
  • with or without booster and with prior coordination by the airline with BOQ
Partially Vaccinated and Unvaccinated On arrival test and quarantine are required.
IN CASE OF NON-COMPLIANCE OF THE ABOVE QUARANTINE REQUIREMENTS FOR FULLY VACCINATED AND REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTIALLY VACCINATED AND UNVACCINATED

A guardian from the LGU should accompany the minor during their facility-based quarantine.

Requirements for the guardian:
1. Negative RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours or negative Antigen test taken within 24 hours prior to check in at quarantine facility
2. A signed waiver indicating the awareness of the risk of exposure and to accompany the minor until the completion of the facility-based quarantine

 

FOREIGN NATIONALS INCLUDING FORMER FILIPINOS  

 

NOTE: Unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, and those whose vaccination status cannot be verified are not Allowed to travel to the Philippines 

 

Airline Requirements

1.Copy of the following: 

  • Minor’s Passport & Birth Certificate 
  • Passport or ID of the minor’s parents and/or authorized guardian in the Philippines 

2. Accomplished Unaccompanied Minor handling advice form.

3. Other travel requirements

 

Government Requirements 

3. Waiver of Exclusion Ground 
4. Approved BOQ certification - indicating that the guardian is allowed to accompany the UM/YP inside the quarantine facility 

Requestor must email Bureau of Quarantine addressed to below email addresses: 

BOQ DIRECTOR’S OFFICE:  boqdirectorsoffice@gmail.com

BOQ HELP DESKhelpdeskboq@gmail.com

 

QUARANTINE REQUIREMENTS
AGE Fully Vaccinated
15-17 Years old

No quarantine required and no testing upon arrival if:

  • with prior coordination to embassy and airlines
  • with booster
  • with Negative RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours or negative Antigen test taken within 24 hours prior to departure from the country of origin
14 Years old

No quarantine required and no testing upon arrival if:

  • with prior coordination to embassy and airlines
  • with booster
  • with Negative RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours or negative Antigen test taken within 24 hours prior to departure from the country of origin

With quarantine required and with testing upon arrival if:

  • without prior coordination to embassy and airlines
  • without Covid-19 test (RT-PCR or Antigen)

IN CASE OF NON-COMPLIANCE OF THE ABOVE QUARANTINE REQUIREMENTS guardian designated by airline should accompany the minor during their facility-based quarantine.

Requirements for the guardian:

  • Negative RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours or negative Antigen test taken within 24 hours prior to check in at quarantine facility
  • A signed waiver indicating the awareness of the risk of exposure and to accompany the minor until the completion of the facility-based quarantine