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Last updated: PH Local Time, May 08, 2021

PUERTO PRINCESA (PPS) Travel Guidelines

Travel Permission

  • GCQ: May 01 – 31, 2021
  • Allowed*
  • 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.

Note:

  • Temporary suspension of inbound flights of all incoming Returning Residents and Non-Government APORs from NCR Plus effective May 10 - 31, 2021.
    • The travel suspension SHALL NOT include essential travel of APORs, as may be authorized by the National Government, and that Repatriated OFWs or Retuning Overseas Filipinos who have been issued a DOH/BOQ quarantine certificate SHALL BE GRANTED unimpeded entry to the final LGU of destination.
  • PPS-Incident Management Team Office instructs city-bound APORs authorized by the national government and ROFs/OFWs to call the IMT hotline below to request an endorsement prior travel.
    • Email: imtcovid.reqppc@gmail.com
    • IMT Hotline Numbers: 09061923408, 09517660950, 09634960896, 09635149656, 09635149655
  • Mandatory facility-based quarantine for at least ten (10) days SHALL ONLY APPLY TO ALL NGA APORS who will stay and with official business in Puerto Princesa City, at their expense.
    • It shall not include the Repatriated OFWs or Returning Overseas Filipinos who have completed their 14-day mandatory quarantine as certified by the BOQ and NGA APORs who are involved in conducting, monitoring, supervision and augmenting of COVID-19 Vaccination Teams.
  • This travel suspension does not apply to:
    • Movement of cargo
    • Medical emergencies
    • Flights which are currently allotted and scheduled exclusively for travelers who will be managed and monitored by the Provincial Government of Palawan, provided that their itinerary is not in the City, but in the Municipalities of Palawan Province.
    • Flights arranged by the National Government for ROFs, provided that the latter shall undergo facility-based quarantine for at least ten (10) days from their arrival at the City.
    • Essential travel from NCR plus, as may be authorized by the National Government, including National Government employees who are on official travel (“National Government APORs”), provided that travelers upon this category shall undergo, at their expense, facility-based quarantine for at least ten (10) days from their arrival at the city.
 INBOUND TRAVELERS
  • Prior to travel, passengers shall secure a COVID-19 Negative RT-PCR Test result from testing facilities accredited by the DOH or a Negative Saliva RT-PCR Test result from Philippine Red Cross only.
  • RT-PCR Test should have been taken within the past 48 hours from arrival at the city. The test result shall clearly indicate the date and time when the swab was taken.
  • Passengers shall instruct their chosen DOH-accredited testing facility to email their test result directly to the City’s IMT at imtppccovidresult@gmail.com  
  • Failure to comply with these testing requirements prior to travel shall be sufficient ground for the City’s IMT to refuse entry or to require admission to a quarantine facility, as may be consistent with its physician’s best clinical judgement and with National IATF Resolution No. 101, which authorizes the City to impose an RT-PCR testing requirement prior to travel.
  • It shall be mandatory within the city to use and adopt the StaySafe.ph System, as a contact tracing application, and the S-PaSS Travel Management System of the Department of Science and Technology, as the one-stop-shop application or communication for travelers.
    • Register to www.s-pass.ph – Submit travel documents and secure a Travel Coordination Permit (TCP)
    • Register to www.staysafe.ph – Download your own personal QR Code
  • LSIs, ROFs, and APORs, allowed to enter the city shall submit themselves to COVID-19 rapid antigen tests on their 3rd day and 7th day from arrival and entry.
    • LSIs and ROFs – the City Government will shoulder the cost of rapid antigen testing.
    • APOR – will have to pay for the testing fees
  • LSIs and ROFs – the City Government will shoulder the cost of rapid antigen testing.
  • APOR – will have to pay for the testing fees 
  • ROFs who are entering the city but did not complete their 14-day quarantine upon arrival in the Philippines, shall be admitted to a quarantine facility to complete the same, as may be consistent with issuances from the National Government.
  • Passengers who are entering the city but prefer to be admitted to a quarantine facility for observation and monitoring, such as when they themselves deem it best for the safety of their family or household in the city, may undergo facility-based quarantine on voluntary basis.

APOR (Authorized Persons Outside of Residence) -staying more than 7 days

  • Negative RT-PCR Test Result (48 hours validity)
  • Valid Company ID or Government ID
  • Travel Order
  • Travel Itinerary (for disease surveillance and monitoring purposes)
 APOR (Authorized Persons Outside of Residence) - less than 7 days stay

  • Negative RT-PCR Test Result (48 hours validity)
  • Valid Company/Agency/Office ID
  • Travel Order
  • Travel Itinerary (for disease surveillance and monitoring purposes)
  • Round Trip Ticket
 Other Information 
 For the latest advice, information and resources, go to:

Province of PALAWAN

Travel Permission
  •  MGCQ: May 01 – 31, 2021
  • APOR (Authorized Persons Outside of Residence) - Uniformed Personnel, Government Officials/Personnel of official business in National Agencies and their attached agencies

  • Identification Card
  • Travel Order
  • Travel Itinerary
  • Must pass symptom-screening at the ports of entry and exit
  • Doctor who will render Hospital duty in Palawan

  • Negative RT-PCR (extracted within 72 hours before departure)
  • Valid Identification Card
  • Acceptance or endorsement from Chief of Hospital
  •  Other APORs (Authorized Persons Outside of Residence)

  • Negative RT-PCR Result (extracted within 72 hours before departure)
  • Travel Order or Office Order
  • Acceptance Letter from MLGU of destination
  • Valid Identification Card
  •  LSI (Locally Stranded Individuals) / Returning Resident / Indispensable Traveler / ROF (Returning Overseas Filipinos) traveling through Commercial Flight or Voyage not arranged by OWWA
  •  Negative RT-PCR Result (extracted within 72 hours before departure)
  • Acceptance Letter from MLGU of Destination
  • Valid Identification Card
  •  ROFs (Returning Overseas Filipinos) who will join OWWA-arranged Sweeper Flight

  •  Bureau of Quarantine Certificate / Negative RT-PCR Result
  • PCG Arrival Form
  •  Reminders 

  • 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) until May 14, 2021. 
  • Passengers with Acceptance Letter from municipality of destination but will still be coming the identified high-risk areas shall be denied for acceptance.
  • Passengers may call Sagip Palaweño (for Returning Residents only) at +63951-982-8755 should they need more information.
  • 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.
  • APORs under the uniformed personnel and government staff on official business of national agencies, must have endorsements sent by the Province of Palawan, prior flight. Their respective agency must coordinate with Palawan EOC for inclusion in the endorsements.
  • All arriving travelers (in Puerto Princesa Airport) bound to municipalities will be transported by the Provincial Government of Palawan to PDRRMO Command Center
  • The StaySafe.ph 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.
 Other Information 
 For the latest advice, information and resources, go to:

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.