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The following passengers can travel within the Philippines, subject to presentation of travel requirements of the Philippine government and the local government of your 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 Type

Minimum Documentary Travel Requirements

Returning Overseas Filipino (ROF)

  • Returning or repatriated OFWs and other OFs
  • Identification Card
  • Negative RT-PCR result and Certificate of Quarantine issued by DOH-BOQ

Locally Stranded Individual (LSI)

  • Foreign nationals or Filipino citizens in a specific locality within the Philippines who have expressed intention to return to their place of residence / home origin.
  • LSIs can be further classified to "workers, students, tourists, or other individuals stranded in various localities while in transit"
  • Identification Card

 Authorized Persons Outside Residence (APOR)

(Omnibus Guidelines as of August 19, 2021)

  • National Government Agencies and their attached Agencies - Government officials and employees on official travel
  • Identification Card
  • Travel Order
  • Travel Itinerary
  • Must pass symptom-screening of entry and exit
  • Health and emergency frontline services and uniformed personnel
  • PRC License
  • Official Identification Card
  • Hospital Identification Card or any other proof of occupation
  • Persons traveling for medical or humanitarian reasons, and those leaving their residence to be vaccinated (with proof of schedule), and persons availing of DFA consular services (with confirmed appointments)
  • Identification Card
  • Proof of Schedule
  • Proof of confirmed appointment
  • A Certificate from the Local Chief Executive of the LGU having jurisdiction over his/her residence (recommended)
  • Duly authorized humanitarian assistance actors (HAAs), especially those transporting medical supplies and laboratory specimens related to COVID-19, and other relief and humanitarian assistance

  • Identification Card
  • A Certification from the Provincial Government of destination (recommended)
  • Persons going to and from the airport including Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) carrying Overseas Employment Certificates 
  • Identification Card 
  • Employment Certificate
  • Any person whose purpose of travel to the zone of destination is for a work, business, or activity that is also permitted in areas under ECQ
  • Identification Card
  • Company Identification Card and/or Certificate of Employment (stating they are still connected with the company)
  • A Certification from the Provincial Government of destination (recommended)
  • Public Utility Vehicle Operators
  • Company Identification Card and/or Certification to Operate

Persons traveling to Philippine domestic destinations opened for tourists

  • Please check the specific requirements set by the Local Government Unit (LGU)



The following identification cards/documents (IDs) shall be accepted upon check-in:

  • Passport (Philippine and Foreign issued)
  • National ID
  • Driver’s License
  • Philippine Regulations Commission (PRC) ID
  • SSS Card
  • GSIS E-card
  • Voter’s ID
  • Integrated Bar of the Philippines ID
  • Seaman’s Book
  • Government Office ID
  • ACR / ICR
  • Company ID
  • Government-owned or controlled corporation ID
  • Unified Multi-purpose ID
  • NBI Clearance
  • Police Clearance
  • Senior Citizen Card
  • Postal ID
  • TIN Card
  • Barangay Certification
  • Health Insurance Card ng Bayan
  • OFW ID
  • National Council of Disability Affairs ID
  • DSWD Certification
  • School ID (signed by Principal)
  • NSO Birth Certificate (for pax less than 2 years of age)


Additional Guidelines and Documentary Requirements to Travel

  • All passengers on any mode of public transportation must wear face shields, aside from face masks, starting August 15, 2020, as mandated by Department of Transportation. (DOTr)
  • All passengers will no longer be required to undergo COVID-19 testing except if the Local Government Unit (LGU) of destination shall require testing prior to travel.
  • Passengers will no longer have to undergo quarantine unless an individual shows symptom upon arrival at the LGU of destination.
  • Travel Authority issued by the Joint Task Force COVID Shield and Health Certificates will no longer be required.
  • Interzonal travel shall be allowed subject to restrictions of the local government unit of destination. Point-to-point travel to areas under GCQ and MGCQ shall be allowed without age restrictions subject to an RT-PCR test-before-travel requirement for those below eighteen years old (18) and above sixty-five (65), and other protocols and restrictions as may be imposed by the DOT and the LGU if destination.
  • Under IATF Resolution 124-B, the following protocols for FULLY VACCINATED individuals shall apply:
  1. An individual shall be considered as having been fully vaccinated for COVID-19:
    1. More than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose series, or
    2. More than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dosed vaccine.
    3. The vaccines administered to the individual are included in any of the following:
  • o Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) List or Compassionate Special Permit (CSP) issued by the Philippine Food and Drug Administration; or
  • o Emergency Use Listing of the World Health Organization.
  1. The intrazonal movement of fully vaccinated senior citizens within areas under General Community Quarantine and Modified General Community Quarantine shall continue to be allowed, subject to the presentation of
    1. a COVID-19 vaccination card duly issued by a legitimate vaccinating establishment/authority, whether local or foreign; or
    2. certificate of quarantine completion showing the holder’s vaccination status as may be issued by the Bureau of Quarantine, whichever is applicable. Provided, that strict observance of minimum public health standards shall continue.
  2. For fully vaccinated individuals who are close contacts of probable and confirmed COVID-19 cases, they may undergo a shortened seven (7)-day quarantine period, provided that the individual remains asymptomatic for the duration of the seven-day period with the first day being the date immediately after the last exposure.

In the event that Reverse Transcription - Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) Test needs to be performed; it may be done not earlier than the fifth day after the date of the last exposure.

For close contacts who may have been traced beyond the seventh day from last exposure and who have remained asymptomatic, no testing and quarantine shall be required.

Should the RT-PCR Test yield a positive result, or he/she becomes symptomatic, he/she shall follow the prescribed testing and isolation protocols.

  1. For interzonal travel allowed under the pertinent resolutions of the IATF and provisions of the Omnibus Guidelines on the Implementation of Community Quarantine in the Philippines, as amended, LGUs may accept:
    1. a COVID-19 domestic vaccination card duly issued by a legitimate vaccinating establishment/authority whether local or foreign; or
    2. certificate of quarantine completion showing the holder’s vaccination status as may be issued by the Bureau of Quarantine, whichever is applicable, as an alternative to RT-PCR testing requirement (before travel or upon arrival) which the local government unit of destination may require.

Considering the ongoing improvements on the system for verifying COVID-19 vaccination cards, COVID-19 vaccination cards duly issued by legitimate vaccination establishments/ authorities shall be sufficient proof of vaccination. Any individual who shall present forged and/or falsified vaccination cards shall be dealt with in accordance with law.


Please be reminded that there may be additional requirements of the Local Government Unit (LGU) of your destination. Click the “BACK” button and select your destination.