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Airport Security Check

    All departing and connecting passengers bound for Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and United States will undergo additional security screening in Manila.

Departing and connecting passengers bound for Guam, Hawaii, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco are required to undergo additional security screening in Manila. This is a requirement by the US Department of Homeland Security to ensure the safety and protection of Philippine Airlines passengers in the flight.

Before checking-in, passengers shall undergo a pre-screening and baggage check. Passengers must be ready to present their travel documents such as ticket or mobile boarding pass, passport, and visa. To facilitate a smoother check-in experience, passengers are requested to keep their locks open and to remove their baggage covers before approaching the baggage screening area. Checked baggage must only be temporarily sealed or unwrapped as these will be opened for inspection of prohibited items. Upon completion of inspection, the contents will be returned inside the bags and a designated person will assist the passengers to their assigned check-in counter.

Powder-like substances over 12 oz (35mL) are prohibited inside carry-on bags. Powder-like substances of any quantity may  be placed inside checked-in baggage.

The following items are allowed:

  • Medically prescribed powder-like substances
  • Baby-formula
  • Cremains (cremated human remains)
  • Duty-free powder containers inside a properly sealed Secure Tamper Evident Bag (STEB)

After the Final Security Checkpoint, passengers shall undergo a redundancy security screening and documents check at the designated boarding gate. Liquids, Aerosols, and Gels (LAGs) above 100 milliliters (mL), including those purchased at the airport pre-departure area snack counters, are not allowed after the redundancy checkpoint. Partially-filled containers over 100 mL are also prohibited. 

All LAGs must be placed inside one (1) transparent and resealable bag, with a maximum total capacity of 1 liter (L) per person. Baby-formula, food, and medication carried on-board need not be in your LAGs bag, but must be presented to Security. Passengers may be asked to produce a prescription for their carry-on medication. LAGs purchased from Duty-free stores must remain sealed until the passenger’s final point of arrival.

All prohibited items will be confiscated by Security. 

Passengers must undergo the redundancy security screening every time they wish to exit the cordoned-off area.

To know updated advisories from the Department of Homeland Security, please click here:
https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/whatcanibring/all


Departing and connecting passengers bound for Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Auckland, and London Heathrow are required to undergo additional security screening in Manila. This is a requirement by the governments of Australia, New Zealand, and the UK to ensure the safety and protection of Philippine Airlines passengers in the flight.

Before checking-in, passengers shall undergo a baggage screening process. To facilitate a smoother check-in experience, passengers are requested to keep their locks open and remove their baggage covers before approaching the baggage screening area. Checked baggage must only be temporarily sealed or unwrapped as these will be opened for inspection of prohibited items. Upon completion of inspection, the contents will be returned inside the bags and a designated person will assist the passengers to their assigned check-in counter.

After the Final Security Checkpoint, passengers shall undergo a redundancy security screening and documents check at the designated boarding gate. Liquids, Aerosols, and Gels (LAGs) above 100 milliliters (mL), including those purchased at the airport pre-departure area snack counters, are not allowed after the redundancy checkpoint. Partially-filled containers over 100 mL are also prohibited. 

All LAGs must be placed inside one (1) transparent and resealable bag, with a maximum total capacity of 1 liter (L) per person. Baby-formula, food, and medication carried on-board need not be in your LAGs bags, but must be presented to Security. Passengers may be asked to produce a prescription for their carry-on medication. LAGs purchased from Duty-free stores must remain sealed until the passenger’s final point of arrival.

All prohibited items will be confiscated by Security. 

Passengers must undergo the redundancy security screening every time they wish to exit the cordoned-off area.

To know updated advisories from the different governments of these countries, please click here:

Australia - https://www.abf.gov.au/entering-and-leaving-australia/crossing-the-border 
New Zealand - https://www.customs.govt.nz/personal/travel-to-and-from-nz/
United Kingdom - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coming-to-the-uk/faster-travel-through-the-uk-border 

Departing and connecting passengers bound for Toronto and Vancouver are required to undergo additional security screening in Manila. This is a requirement by the government of Canada to ensure the safety and protection of Philippine Airlines passengers in the flight.

After the Final Security Checkpoint, passengers shall undergo a redundancy security screening and documents check at the designated boarding gate. Liquids, Aerosols, and Gels (LAGs) above 100 milliliters (mL), including those purchased at the airport pre-departure area snack counters, are not allowed after the redundancy checkpoint. Partially-filled containers over 100 mL are also prohibited.

All LAGs must be placed inside one (1) transparent and resealable bag, with a maximum total capacity of 1 liter (L) per person. Baby-formula, food, and medication carried on-board need not be in your LAGs bag, but must be presented to Security. Passengers may be asked to produce a prescription for their carry-on medication. LAGs purchased from Duty-free stores must remain sealed until the passenger’s final point of arrival.

All prohibited items will be confiscated by Security.

Passengers must undergo the redundancy security screening every time they wish to exit the cordoned-off area.

To know updated advisories from the Canadian government, please click here:
https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/menu-eng.html