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Last updated: PH Local Time, October 20, 2021

PUERTO PRINCESA (PPS) Travel Guidelines


 Travel Permission

  • Puerto Princesa shall be placed under GCQ until October 31, 2021.

  • Extension on the imposition of 10-day mandatory facility-based quarantine to all inbound travelers except for those fully vaccinated travelers who will stay in the city for more than 3 days, quarantine period shall be shortened to 7 days, beginning October 16-31, 2021. The mandatory quarantine SHALL NOT include the following:

    • Repatriated OFWs or Returning Overseas Filipinos who have completed their mandatory quarantine as certified by the BOQ, with DOH/BOQ quarantine certificate, shall be granted unimpeded entry to the final LGU of destination.

    • APORS who have been fully vaccinated and intends to stay in the city for 3 days only

    • National Agencies engage in vaccination and social amelioration programs.

  • In compliance with the travel restrictions of the Province of Palawan, passengers bound for Palawan must take note of the following flight schedules. For Manila to Puerto Princesa flights:

    • Passengers bound for Puerto Princesa City may only take flight PR2785 on Wednesdays.

    • Passengers bound for any municipality in the province of Palawan may take any flight.

  • For Cebu to Puerto Princesa flights:

    • Only passengers bound for any municipality in the province of Palawan are allowed to take flights on Thursdays.


 

  


BASIC TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS


  • Basic Travel Requirements:
    • Valid ID
    • S-PASS Travel Coordination Permit
    • StaySafe QR Code
    • Negative RT-PCR Test Result from testing facilities accredited by the DOH using nasopharyngeal swabs taken within forty-eight (48) hours prior to arrival
    • Travel Order / Travel Itinerary (for APORS)
    • Vaccination Card or ID (for travelers staying for 3 days only)
    • Returning Ticket (for travelers staying for 3 days only)

NOTE:

  • For item 6 & 7 basic travel requirements, only fully vaccinated APORs are eligible for the short-term stay and free to go upon arrival, subject to rapid antigen test within 24 hours upon arrival.
  • Regardless of fully vaccinated or not, passengers still need to comply item 4 (test prior travel).

 





APOR
 (Authorized Persons Outside of Residence)

APORS (as defined by the local IATF)

  • Health and Emergency Front liners
  • Uniformed Personnel
  • Government Officials and Employees on Official Travel
  • Duly Authorized Humanitarian Assistance Actors
  • Persons traveling for medical or humanitarian reasons
  • Persons going to and from the airport
  • Persons crossing zones for work or business permitted in the zone of destination or for activities authorized by the National IATF, and going back home
  • Public Utility Vehicle Operators
  • Refer to BASIC TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

 
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Province of PALAWAN


 Travel Permission



  • MGCQ: October 01 – 31, 2021
  • The Province of Palawan shall impose a 14-day mandatory facility-based quarantine to all inbound travelers in the province, except the following:
    • Repatriated OFWs or returning Overseas Filipinos who have completed their mandatory quarantine as certified by the BOQ, with DOH/BOQ quarantine certificate shall be granted unimpeded entry to the final LGU of destination.
    • Essential Travel of National Government APORs and those who are involved in conducting, monitoring, supervision and augmenting of COVID-19 Vaccination Teams.
  • The Municipality of Taytay shall be placed under MECQ from October 10-23, 2021.
  • Temporary suspension of inbound travel of non-APORs in the Municipality of Taytay from outside Palawan beginning October 16-31, 2021.

  • Only those who are categorized as APOR, ROF, and essential travels will be allowed by the Provincial EOC to enter its area of jurisdiction (Municipalities of Palawan).
  • Non-APOR passengers coming from identified restricted areas who are bound to province and is holding an approved S-PASS would still be denied for acceptance.






APOR 
(Authorized Persons Outside of Residence) – Who will be going to municipality 

  • Approved S-Pass application
  • Travel Order / Mission Order / Office Order
  • Negative RT-PCR (DOH Accredited only) / Saliva (from Red Cross only) Result extracted within 72 hours before departure (optional for National Agencies)
  • Valid ID / Company ID


  




APOR (Uniformed Personnel and   Provincial  Government guests)

  • Travel Order
  • Travel Itinerary
  • Negative RT-PCR (DOH Accredited only) / Saliva (from Red Cross only) Result extracted within 72 hours before departure (optional for National Agencies)
  • Government ID
  • Endorsement from Palawan EOC
Note: APORs (Uniformed Personnel & Provincial Government Guests) who do not have APPROVED S-PASS, must be on the list of endorsed travelers from Palawan EOC.

 

 


LSI (Locally Stranded Individuals) / Returning Resident / ROF (Returning Overseas Filipinos) 


  • Negative RT-PCR (DOH Accredited only) / Saliva (from Red Cross only) Result (extracted within 72 hours before departure)
  • Approved S-PaSS application
  • Acceptance Letter from MLGU of Destination
  • Valid Identification Card


 ROFs (Returning Overseas Filipinos)
 OWWA Flights




  • Bureau of Quarantine Certification 
  • Negative RT-PCR Test Result


 
  TOURIST





  • Approved S-PaSS application
  • Return Ticket
  • Hotel Booking (DOT accredited only)
  • Negative RT-PCR (DOH Accredited only) / Saliva (from Red Cross only) Result extracted within 72 hours before departure
  • Travel Itinerary

 


Reminders

  • The Provincial EOC will be forwarding a list of APORs for endorsement every day.
  • For any inquiries, you may reach the Palawan EOC at 09659665314 / 09105350572 / 09171197036.
  • RT-PCR Test shall be mandatory for all inbound travelers (including infants and children) going to Palawan and any of its municipalities except those APORs.
  • Quarantine shall be mandatory for inbound travelers who show symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival at the LGU of destination.
  • For cancelled flights, passengers must undergo re-testing and secure a negative RT-PCR test result. Expired/Lapsed test results will not be honored.
  • Implementation of S-PaSS generated QR-codes (marked APPROVED) in the documentary requirements for all inbound travelers instead of Letter of Acceptance or LOA from municipality
  • The StaySafe.ph System System shall be utilized as the primary contact tracing system. Traze App for airports and such other existing contact tracing applications must be integrated with the StaySafe.ph System.
 
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Per PAL’s Conditions of Carriage, the passenger is solely responsible for verifying and complying with all applicable government laws/regulations of all destinations/countries to be flown from, to or through. PAL shall not be liable for the passenger’s failure to comply with said laws/regulations, or for any aid or information given here or by a PAL agent or employee in connection with said laws/regulations.


This page contains the travel rules and requirements for each province, city, or municipality in the Philippines. Please note that there may be multiple travel requirements for each destination on national and provincial levels. We would also like to remind passengers that these rules are subject to change by the issuing local government authority and are issued for passengers’ and the public’s safety. As these requirements may change at short notice, the advisories below are meant only as a guide. Please make sure that you have the correct and have completed the required documents before you travel.


*CAAP list of airports with LGU Clearance to resume commercial flights.  Some airports, while allowing the resumption of commercial flights, are subject to different documentary and passenger LGU restrictions.