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Note: An Overseas Filipino Worker or OFW is a person from the Philippines who is living and working in another country, typically on a temporary basis. This includes land-based OFWs and seafarers/sea-based OFWs. Families traveling together with at least one OFW will be considered all OFWs. Non-OFWs refer to Returning Overseas Filipinos (non-OFW students, non-OFW Balikbayan, non-OFW tourist, etc.), spouse and children of Filipinos, diplomats, foreign officials accredited by the Philippines, and eligible non-Filipino/foreign citizens.

In compliance with Philippine regulations, the Inter-Agency Task Force on the management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has revised the arrival and quarantine protocols for passengers arriving in the Philippines. Eligible travelers are required to undergo a facility-based quarantine while waiting for their RT-PCR test administered on day six (6). Day one (1) starts on the day of the passenger’s arrival.


BEFORE YOU FLY AND DURING CHECK-IN


1. Register via the online MCIA Passenger Arrival Registration Form through this link: https://mactancebuairport.com/covid-19-registration. All arriving international flight passengers are REQUIRED to register not earlier than five (5) days prior to departure. A Travel Registration Number (TRN) will be generated once registration is complete.

For land-based OFWs, register to the OFW Assistance Information System (OASIS): http://oasis.owwa.gov.ph/

For non-OFWs and eligible non-Filipinos, please ensure to have a confirmed booking at a hotel accredited by Tourism and Health Agencies and for at least 6 nights. Passengers arriving before hotel standard check-in times are encouraged to book an additional night to ensure room availability. Visit the MCIA COVID-19 International Arrival Advisory page or Please click here for the list of DOH-Inspected Hotels in Cebu. 


2. For non-OFWs and eligible non-Filipinos, you may also pay for your RT-PCR Test in advance or upon arrival, which costs PHP 4,100. To pre-pay, follow these steps:
  • After completing your online registration and once you receive your barcode/TRN, pay at least 48 hours before your scheduled arrival date. The following are the available payment methods:
    • Bank Transfer or Direct Deposit (indicate passenger’s full name and arrival date in the details/notes section):
      United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB) – SM City Cebu Branch

Account Name: PRIME CARE CEBU

Account Number: 00-318-1044-220

Swift Code: UCPBPHMM

  • Money Remittance Centers:
    You may ask someone to visit the following money remittance centers: Palawan, Cebuana Lhuillier, M Lhuillier, LBC, Western Union, etc.
    Payee: Janna Ragas
  • Other Methods: you may ask someone to visit Prime Care Medical Clinic located at APM Mall, across SM City Cebu, North Reclamation Area, Cebu City.
Once payment is done, fill out the Prime Care Prepayment Form via https://bit.ly/PrimeCarePrepayment. Present the prepayment confirmation at the Cashier Counter upon arrival. Cash and credit card are also accepted to process payment.

DURING THE FLIGHT

3. During your flight, accomplish the Health Declaration Form and Arrival Card.

WHEN YOU ARRIVE

4. Listen to the briefing conducted by the Bureau of Quarantine.

5. Upon deplaning, present your TRN (generated after registering through the online MCIA Passenger Arrival Registration Form), passport, boarding pass, and Health Declaration Form at the Validation Counter and claim your barcode for identification. Keep the barcode until the day of your test.

6. Proceed to thermal scanning by the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ).

7. Clear with immigration and submit the Arrival Card.

8. At the arrival reclaim hall, proceed to your respective desks for a briefing:

  • For land-based OFWs, proceed to the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Des
  • For sea-based OFWs, proceed to the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) DeskFor non-OFWs, proceed to the cashier and pay for the COVID-19 RT-PCR Test. The tests costs PHP 4,100.00 and you may pay via cash (in PHP) or Visa cards. Currency exchange is available at the terminal.


9. Claim your baggage at the designated carousel.

10. Go through Customs Check and your respective agencies/hotel representatives shall assist you to your designated shuttle/bus that will transfer you to your assigned hotel.

AT THE QUARANTINE HOTEL

11. Check in at your hotel and wait for your scheduled test, which is on day 6 of your quarantine stay.


Day 1 starts on the day you arrive in the Philippines. If you develop COVID-19 symptoms (e.g., dry cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste and/or smell, etc.) at any time before your scheduled test, please inform the hotel you are staying in so a medical or BOQ officer can assess and check up on you immediately.

12. For OFWs, your accommodation and food during your stay will be shouldered by the Philippine government. For non-OFWs, your accommodation and food during your stay will be at your own expense. Delivery of food and other essentials to your room are subject to the rules and regulations of the hotel.

GOING HOME

13. If you test positive, the Bureau of Quarantine will transfer you to a designated hospital for further medical management.
If you test negative, you will receive the test result via e-mail from the BOQ. 

For inquiries on test result, please contact the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) via boq@gmcac.ph or call (032) 494-7000, 7688 to 7690.

14. You may call your relatives or respective Local Government Units to pick you up at your hotel or arrange your own transportation. If your ticket’s original destination is in Manila or outside Cebu Province, Philippine Airlines shall accommodate you on the next flight available to your final point of arrival (e.g., CEB-MNL, CEB-DVO, etc.). 


For Land-Based OFWs, you may coordinate with OWWA or use the OWWA Uwian Na portal for further transportation needs after your final point of arrival.
For Sea-Based OFWs, you may coordinate with your Local Manning Agency (LMA) for further transportation needs after your final point of arrival.
For non-OFWs,please call our Cebu Hotline at +6332 340 0191 (8AM to 8PM) for changes on connecting flight/s.
 

Because of an additional domestic flight from Cebu, an airport terminal fee (or Passenger Service Charge / PSC) amounting to PHP 345.00 will be collected from you in Mactan Cebu Airport upon check-in. This is a fee charged by the Philippine Government or Philippine airport authorities for the use of airport terminal facilities, and in this case, the use of Mactan Cebu Airport for your domestic flight. The PSC is then remitted to the government or airport authorities upon the passengers’ flight departure from the airport. To avoid inconvenience, please prepare the PSC in Philippine Peso currency prior to check-in in Cebu.


15. If you have an onward PAL flight, please ensure to pre-register and secure all travel and health documents required by your destination’s Local Government Unit (LGU). Click here for A Guide On Philippines Domestic Travel.

16. Please complete your 14-day quarantine or self-isolation under the monitoring of your LGU and Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams (BHERT).