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The following travel passengers are allowed to travel abroad through any of the airports or seaports in the country, and subject to the presentation of travel requirements of the Philippine government and the country of destination. Please note that there may be restrictions on certain types of travelers depending on imposed guidelines by Local Government Units or by the IATF-EID.


Passenger Type1

Documentary and Other Requirements

(must be presented upon booking, check-in, and to the Immigration Officer before departing the Philippines)

Overseas Filipino Workers

  • Philippine Passport
  • Valid work visa and contract;
  • Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC);
  • Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS) certificate;
  • Seafarer’s Identification and Record Book (for seaman);
  • Departure Card
  • Required travel and health documents as specified by the destination
  • Bureau of Immigration (BOI) Declaration of acknowledging the risks involved in travelling. Click to download the BOI Declaration form.
  • Registration to the PAL Passenger Profile and Health declaration form as early as 5 days before departure via https://bit.ly/PALIntPPHD2

Students enrolled abroad and Participants accepted in exchange visitor programs

  • Passport
  • Valid visa
  • Commission on Filipino Overseas (CFO) Certificate (for first time travelers)
  • Departure Card
  • Required travel and health documents as specified by the destination
  • Bureau of Immigration (BOI) Declaration of acknowledging the risks involved in travelling. Click to download the BOI Declaration form.
  • Registration to the PAL Passenger Profile and Health declaration form as early as 5 days before departure via https://bit.ly/PALIntPPHD2

Citizen/Permanent Residents/visa holders of foreign jurisdiction

  • Passport
  • Valid Permanent Visa or Permanent Resident Card;
  • Commission on Filipino Overseas (CFO) Certificate for first time immigrants;
  • Departure Card
  • Required travel and health documents as specified by the destination
  • Travel Pass (effective March 01, 2021)

Note: Travelers who are Permanent Residents of foreign jurisdiction but holding a Philippine Passport are excluded from this requirement. 

    • All Foreign Nationals whose visas are issued pursuant to Phil Immigration Act of 1940, and other special laws governing the visa issuing agencies ( DOJ, BI, and investment promotion agencies) shall be required to secure travel pass from the same agencies when departing Philippines
    • Visa issuing agencies where a Travel Pass may be secured: DOJ, BI, and investment promotion agencies such as the BOI, PRA, PEZA, CEZA, SNMA, CDC, AFAB, and APECO
    • Those holding Emigration Clearance Certificate (ECC) from BI are exempted
    • The Travel Pass shall be presented in printed or electronic form to the immigration counters as part of the documentary requirements upon departure.
    • A duly issued Travel Pass shall be for single use and valid for thirty days from its issuance
    • Failure to present a duly issued Travel Pass shall not be permitted to depart unless confirmed by the focal persons of the visa-issuing agencies.
    • READ! Guidelines securing Bureau of Immigration Travel Pass 
    • For more information, go to https://immigration.gov.ph/10-faqs
  • Bureau of Immigration (BOI) Declaration of acknowledging the risks involved in travelling. Click to download the BOI Declaration form.
  • Registration to the PAL Passenger Profile and Health declaration form as early as 5 days before departure via https://bit.ly/PALIntPPHD2

Foreign Nationals (Foreign Nationals refer to any individual with a passport other than the Philippine Passport)

  • Passport
  • Valid Permanent Visa or Permanent Resident Card
  • Departure card
  • Required travel and health documents as specified by the destination
  • Travel Pass (effective March 01, 2021)
    • All Foreign Nationals whose visas are issued pursuant to Phil Immigration Act of 1940, and other special laws governing the visa issuing agencies ( DOJ, BI, and investment promotion agencies) shall be required to secure travel pass from the same agencies when departing Philippines
    • Visa issuing agencies where a Travel Pass may be secured: DOJ, BI, and investment promotion agencies such as the BOI, PRA, PEZA, CEZA, SNMA, CDC, AFAB, and APECO
    • Those holding Emigration Clearance Certificate (ECC) from BI are exempted
    • The Travel Pass shall be presented in printed or electronic form to the immigration counters as part of the documentary requirements upon departure.
    • A duly issued Travel Pass shall be for single use and valid for thirty days from its issuance
    • Failure to present a duly issued Travel Pass shall not be permitted to depart unless confirmed by the focal persons of the visa-issuing agencies.
    • READ! Guidelines securing Bureau of Immigration Travel Pass
    • For more information, go to https://immigration.gov.ph/10-faqs
  • Bureau of Immigration (BOI) Declaration of acknowledging the risks involved in travelling. Click to download the BOI Declaration form.
  • Registration to the PAL Passenger Profile and Health declaration form as early as 5 days before departure via https://bit.ly/PALIntPPHD2

Outbound Filipinos

For those traveling on tourist or short-term/visitor visas:

  • Philippine Passport
  • Supporting documents and medical/health requirements (required by the destination country)
  • Confirmed roundtrip ticket
  • Travel and health insurance to cover travel disruptions and hospitalization in case of COVID-19 infections during their allowable period of stay abroad
  • Bureau of Immigration (BOI) Declaration of acknowledging the risks involved in travelling. Click to download the BOI Declaration form.
  • Whenever required by the country of destination, a negative COVID-19 test taken in accordance with the health and safety protocols of such destination.
  • Registration to the PAL Passenger Profile and Health declaration form as early as 5 days before departure via https://bit.ly/PALIntPPHD2


Notes:


1 Travelers are allowed to exit the Philippines provided they are also eligible to enter the destination country, and are subject to immigration formalities.


Upon return to the Philippines, passengers shall follow the arrival and quarantine protocols set by the National Task Force for COVID-19. (see guidelines for passengers arriving in the Philippines)

Please be advised that eligible passengers for travel abroad from the Philippines, including documentary and additional requirements, are subject to change. The information above only serve as a guide. For inquiries and latest updates, you may contact the Philippine Bureau of Immigration: