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PUERTO PRINCESA (PPS) Travel Guidelines

Travel Permission

  • MGCQ: February 01 – 28, 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.

APOR (staying more than 7 days)

  • Travel Authority (PNP Covid Shield from place of origin)
  • Negative RT-PCR Test Result (72 hours validity)
    • This is only required for passengers with final destination of Puerto Princesa City. Residents of the Province of Palawan are not required to present RT-PCR Test result.
  • Letter of Intent (addressed to Dr. Dean L. Palanca, Incident Commander, PPC-IMT to imtcovidreqppc@gmail.com. Passengers are advised to wait for confirmation and approval before booking a flight
    • All requests are subject for validation and approval of IMT
    • Send all travel documents 2-3 days prior arrival in the City
    • No APOR Acceptance Certificate, No entry.
  • Travel Order/Mission Order from the Company/Agency/Office:
    • Detailed DAILY itinerary, including places to be visited, time, and purpose
    • Itinerary shall be signed by the employee/official with contact number
  • Valid Company/Agency/Office ID
  • Medical Certificate
  • Letter of Invitation from the LCE of the point of destination
  • Entry Coordination Certificate from the city EOC or IMT
  • Accommodation and Rapid Antigen Test shall be shouldered by the APOR
  • Signed APOR Payment Agreement Form

 APOR (less than 7 days stay):

  • Travel Authority (PNP COVID Shield from the place of origin)
  • Letter of Intent (addressed to Dr. Dean L. Palanca, Incident Commander, PPC-IMT to imtcovidreqppc@gmail.com. Passengers are advised to wait for confirmation and approval before booking a flight
    • All requests are subject for validation and approval of IMT
    • Send all travel documents 2-3 days prior arrival in the City
    • No APOR Acceptance Certificate, No entry.
  • Negative RT-PCR Test Result (72 hours validity)
    • This is only required for passengers with final destination of Puerto Princesa City. Residents of the Province of Palawan are not required to present RT-PCR Test result.
  • Valid Company/Agency/Office ID
  • Travel Order/Mission Order from the Company/Agency/Office:
    • Detailed DAILY itinerary, including places to be visited, time, and purpose
    • Itinerary shall be signed by the employee/official with contact number
  • Round Trip Ticket
  • Booking Accommodation Confirmation from Affiliated Quarantine Facility at own expense:
    • 2-3 days stay - Must undergo Antigen Test 24 hours prior to scheduled departure flight to Manila or other destination
    • 4-7 days stay – required to be quarantine for 3 days at designated quarantine facility. Antigen test will be done on the third day.
  • Rapid Antigen test 24 hours prior to the scheduled departure flight to Manila
  • Entry Coordination Certificate from the city EOC or IMT

LSI (Locally Stranded Individual)

  • Primary proof of residency (e.g. valid government ID, proof of billing, birth certificate) will be accepted
    • Acceptance Letter and Certification from the Barangay are considered only as secondary proof of residency
  • Entry Coordination Certificate from the City EOC or IMT
  • Medical Certificate (7 days validity)
  • Undergo 7 days facility quarantine and 7 days strict home quarantine

ROF (Returning Overseas Filipinos)

  • Negative RT-PCR Test Result (7 days validity)
  • Quarantine Certificate or ROF Coordination/Acceptance Certificate from PPC-EOC
  • Certificate of Employment as OFW
  • Proof of Residency (if any; valid ID, PSA Birth Certificate, Recent Utility Billings)
    • Barangay Certification (signed by Punong Barangay) may also suffice if the ID does not indicate the individual’s specific address in Palawan.
  • Undergo 7 days facility quarantine and 7 days strict home quarantine

Province of PALAWAN

  • APOR (Uniformed Personnel, Government Officials/Personnel of official business in National Agencies and their attached agencies)

  • Valid IDs issued by their respective government agencies
  • Original or certified true copy of travel authority/order issued by the Department Secretary or his/her designated official
  • Symptom screening at the port upon boarding

  • Doctor who will render Hospital duty in Palawan

  • Negative RT-PCR (extracted within 72 hours before departure)
  • Valid Identification Card
  • Medical Certificate secured within 72 hours of the flight to Palawan
  • Acceptance or endorsement from Chief of Hospital
  •  Other APORS

  • Negative RT-PCR Result (extracted within 72 hours before departure)
  • Travel Order or Office Order will be presented in lieu of Travel Authority
  • Acceptance Letter from MLGU of destination
  • Valid Identification Card
  •  LSI / Returning Resident / Indispensable Traveler / ROF 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
  • Medical Certificate secured within 72 hours of the flight to Palawan
  • Valid Identification Card
  • Travel Authority
  •  ROFs who will join OWWA-arranged Sweeper Flight

  •  Bureau of Quarantine Certificate / Negative RT-PCR Result
  • PCG Arrival Form
  •  TOURISTS
  •  Negative RT-PCR Result (extracted within 72 hours before departure)
  • Proof of booking from Tourism Establishment with Certificate of Authority to Operate issued by DOT
  • Return Flight ticket
  • Medical Certificate secured within 72 hours of the flight to Palawan
  • Approved Coordination Letter from Receiving LGU
  • Complete Travel Itinerary (approved by the Provincial Tourism Office)
  •  Reminders 

  • All inbound travelers, regardless of age (except for APOR uniformed personnel and government staff on official business) must present Negative RT-PCR Test Result. This includes infants and children.
  • 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 inbound travelers shall adhere to the fourteen (14) days facility quarantine except for those who will stay for less than seven (7) days in the Province who will be allowed LGU-coordinated minimum movement and adhering to the prevailing health protocols. This requirement shall not apply to government officials/personnel mentioned under IATF-EID Resolution No. 98-A, S.2020.
  • All arriving travelers (in Puerto Princesa Airport) bound to municipalities will be transported by the Provincial Government of Palawan to PDRRMO Command Center

 WEDNESDAY FLIGHTS

  • Puerto Princesa City Residents – maximum of 80 passengers only
  • Other Municipality Residents – no limit

 ALL FLIGHTS

  • Other Municipality Residents – no limit

Please note that there may be multiple travel requirements for each destination on national and provincial levels. These rules are subject to change by the issuing local government authority and are issued for our passengers’ and the public’s safety.  As these requirements may change at short notice, the advisories above serve as a general guide.

*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.