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Here’s the ultimate arrival guide for OFWs landing in Manila, Cebu, and Clark

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Due to the ongoing travel restrictions imposed by the Philippine government authorities, only certain sectors are allowed to enter the Philippines from March 22, 2021, until April 20, 2021. 

Passenger TypeDocumentary and Other Requirements (must be presented upon booking, check-in, and to the Immigration Officer upon arrival in the Philippines)
Filipino nationals> Philippine Passport> Proof of citizenship> Pre-booked quarantine hotel accredited by Tourism and Health Agencies for at least 6 nightsRT-PCR Test on the 6th day of arrival/quarantine (at traveler’s expense, except for OFWs, which shall be shouldered by OWWA/LMAs)
Non-Filipino/Foreign parents, spouse4 and children5 of a Filipino national> Must travel with the Filipino National> Foreign Passport with a valid visa at the time of entry> Any of the following:-For spouses: authentic marriage certificate-For children: authentic birth certificate> Must meet the additional conditions of the IATF-EID
Dual Citizens> Foreign Passport AND actual valid Philippine Passport; OR> Foreign Passport AND any of the following documents:-Identification Certificate-Certificate of Reacquisition/Retention/Recognition-Travel Document of Filipino Certification issued by a PH Embassy Abroad> Must meet the additional conditions of the IATF-EID
Diplomats, Accredited foreign government and international organization officials and their dependents> Passport with valid 9(E) or 42(a)(2) visa at the time of entry> Subject to arrival and quarantine procedures set by the Philippine Department of Health> No need for DFA authorization/endorsement
Non-Filipino/Foreign seafarers with 9(C) crew list visa> Must be under the “Green Lanes” program> Foreign Passport/Seaman’s Book> Must meet the additional conditions of the IATF-EID
Non-Filipino nationals involved in medical repatriation​> Foreign Passport with valid visa at the time of entry> Duly endorsed by the Department of Foreign Affairs- Office of the Undersecretary ​for Migrant Workers Affairs AND the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration​> Must meet the additional conditions of the IATF-EID
Emergency, humanitarian, and other cases​> Foreign Passport with valid visa at the time of entry> Approved by the Chairperson of the National Task Force on COVID-19 or his authorized representative> Must meet the additional conditions of the IATF-EID

Arrival guide for OFWs arriving in Manila

In compliance with Philippine regulations, the Inter-Agency Task Force on the management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has revised the arrival and quarantine protocols for passengers arriving in the Philippines. Eligible travelers are required to undergo a facility-based quarantine while waiting for their RT-PCR test administered on day six (6). Day one (1) starts on the day of the passenger’s arrival.

BEFORE YOU FLY AND DURING CHECK-IN

1. As early as 3 days prior to your departure, register and accomplish the Electronic Case Investigation Form and save the confirmation e-mail and QR code:  

     For land-based OFWs: 

     www.balikpinas.ph 

     For sea-based OFWs:

https://ecif.firstaide.ph

2. For land-based OFWs, create/update your account on the OFW Assistance Information System (OASIS) at http://oasis.owwa.gov.ph/ 

3. Upon check-in, sign the Declaration and Waiver Form presented by our check-in agent, indicating that you are healthy and fit to travel.

DURING THE FLIGHT

4. Accomplish the Health Declaration Form, Bureau of Customs Form, and Arrival Card.

WHEN YOU ARRIVE

5. Upon arrival, listen to the briefing conducted by the Philippine Coast Guard.

6. Undergo a temperature check, submit the Health Declaration Form upon deplaning, and proceed to the designated waiting area. Fill out the Project Care Slip.

7. For sea-based OFWs, wait for your turn to proceed to the verification booth. Present your QR code. For land-based OFWs, you may skip this step.

8. Clear with immigration and submit the Arrival Card.

9. Proceed to your respective desks for your quarantine hotel assignment:

For land-based OFWs and your dependents, proceed to the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Desk. Present the same QR code from the e-CIF and submit the OWWA Project Care Slip.

For sea-based OFWs and your dependents, proceed to the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) Desk

10. Claim your baggage at the designated carousel and clear with Customs Check.

11. Exit the terminal and wait for your shuttle/bus that will take you to your assigned hotel.

AT THE QUARANTINE HOTEL

12. Check in at your hotel and wait for the schedule of your test on day 6. Please be reminded that your scheduled test may be postponed the next day or at a later date for any unforeseen circumstances (e.g., typhoons, flashfloods, strikes, shift in stricter community quarantine status, etc.).

Day 1 starts on the day you arrive in the Philippines. If you develop COVID-19 symptoms (e.g., dry cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste and/or smell, etc.) at any time before your scheduled test, please inform the hotel you are staying in so a medical or BOQ officer can assess and check up on you immediately. 

13. Your accommodation and food during your stay will be shouldered by the Philippine government. Any additional hotel fees due to required extensions will be shouldered by their governing agency.

GOING HOME

14. If you test positive, the BOQ shall transfer you to a designated hospital for further medical management. 

If you test negative, present your test result together with your medical certificate to the assigned quarantine personnel at your hotel for clearance. For a hard copy of your certificate, printing services will be available at your hotel.

To follow up on your test results, please contact OWWA or your respective LMAs.

15. Once you are cleared, you may contact your relatives to pick you up and bring you home.

For Land-Based OFWs, you may coordinate with OWWA or use the OWWA Uwian Na portal for further transportation needs after your final point of arrival.

For Sea-Based OFWs, you may coordinate with your Local Manning Agency (LMA) for further transportation needs after your final point of arrival.

16. Please complete your 14-day quarantine or self-isolation under the monitoring of your LGU and Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams (BHERT).

Arrival guide for OFWs arriving in Cebu

In compliance with Philippine regulations, the Inter-Agency Task Force on the management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has revised the arrival and quarantine protocols for passengers arriving in the Philippines. Eligible travelers are required to undergo a facility-based quarantine while waiting for their RT-PCR test administered on day six (6). Day one (1) starts on the day of the passenger’s arrival.

BEFORE YOU FLY AND DURING CHECK-IN

1. Register via the online MCIA Passenger Arrival Registration Form through this link: https://mactancebuairport.com/covid-19-registration. All arriving international flight passengers are REQUIRED to register not earlier than five (5) days prior to departure. A Travel Registration Number (TRN) will be generated once registration is complete.

For land-based OFWs, register to the OFW Assistance Information System (OASIS): http://oasis.owwa.gov.ph/ 

For non-OFWs and eligible non-Filipinos, please ensure to have a confirmed booking at a hotel accredited by Tourism and Health Agencies and for at least 6 nights. Passengers arriving before hotel standard check-in times are encouraged to book an additional night to ensure room availability. Visit the MCIA COVID-19 International Arrival Advisory page or Please click here for the list of DOH-Inspected Hotels in Cebu

2. For non-OFWs and eligible non-Filipinos, you may also pay for your RT-PCR Test in advance or upon arrival, which costs PHP 4,100. To pre-pay, follow these steps:

After completing your online registration and once you receive your barcode/TRN, pay at least 48 hours before your scheduled arrival date. The following are the available payment methods:

Bank Transfer or Direct Deposit (indicate passenger’s full name and arrival date in the details/notes section):

United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB) – SM City Cebu Branch

Account Name: PRIME CARE CEBU

Account Number: 00-318-1044-220

Swift Code: UCPBPHMM

Money Remittance Centers:

You may ask someone to visit the following money remittance centers: Palawan, Cebuana Lhuillier, M Lhuillier, LBC, Western Union, etc.

Payee: Janna Ragas

Other Methods: you may ask someone to visit Prime Care Medical Clinic located at APM Mall, across SM City Cebu, North Reclamation Area, Cebu City.

Once payment is done, fill out the Prime Care Prepayment Form via https://bit.ly/PrimeCarePrepayment. Present the prepayment confirmation at the Cashier Counter upon arrival. Cash and credit card are also accepted to process payment.

DURING THE FLIGHT

3. During your flight, accomplish the Health Declaration Form and Arrival Card.

WHEN YOU ARRIVE

4. Listen to the briefing conducted by the Bureau of Quarantine.

5. Upon deplaning, present your TRN (generated after registering through the online MCIA Passenger Arrival Registration Form), passport, boarding pass, and Health Declaration Form at the Validation Counter and claim your barcode for identification. Keep the barcode until the day of your test.

6. Proceed to thermal scanning by the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ).

7. Clear with immigration and submit the Arrival Card.

8. At the arrival reclaim hall, proceed to your respective desks for a briefing:

For land-based OFWs, proceed to the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Des

For sea-based OFWs, proceed to the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) DeskFor non-OFWs, proceed to the cashier and pay for the COVID-19 RT-PCR Test. The tests costs PHP 4,100.00 and you may pay via cash (in PHP) or Visa cards. Currency exchange is available at the terminal.

9. Claim your baggage at the designated carousel.

10. Go through Customs Check and your respective agencies/hotel representatives shall assist you to your designated shuttle/bus that will transfer you to your assigned hotel.

AT THE QUARANTINE HOTEL

11. Check in at your hotel and wait for your scheduled test, which is on day 6 of your quarantine stay.

Day 1 starts on the day you arrive in the Philippines. If you develop COVID-19 symptoms (e.g., dry cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste and/or smell, etc.) at any time before your scheduled test, please inform the hotel you are staying in so a medical or BOQ officer can assess and check up on you immediately.

12. For OFWs, your accommodation and food during your stay will be shouldered by the Philippine government. For non-OFWs, your accommodation and food during your stay will be at your own expense. Delivery of food and other essentials to your room are subject to the rules and regulations of the hotel.

GOING HOME

13. If you test positive, the Bureau of Quarantine will transfer you to a designated hospital for further medical management.

If you test negative, you will receive the test result via e-mail from the BOQ. 

For inquiries on test result, please contact the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) via boq@gmcac.ph or call (032) 494-7000, 7688 to 7690.

14. You may call your relatives or respective Local Government Units to pick you up at your hotel or arrange your own transportation. If your ticket’s original destination is in Manila or outside Cebu Province, Philippine Airlines shall accommodate you on the next flight available to your final point of arrival (e.g., CEB-MNL, CEB-DVO, etc.). 

• For Land-Based OFWs, you may coordinate with OWWA or use the OWWA Uwian Na portal for further transportation needs after your final point of arrival.

• For Sea-Based OFWs, you may coordinate with your Local Manning Agency (LMA) for further transportation needs after your final point of arrival.

• For non-OFWs, please call our Cebu Hotline at +6332 340 0191 (8AM to 8PM) for changes on connecting flight/s.

Because of an additional domestic flight from Cebu, an airport terminal fee (or Passenger Service Charge / PSC) amounting to PHP 345.00 will be collected from you in Mactan Cebu Airport upon check-in. This is a fee charged by the Philippine Government or Philippine airport authorities for the use of airport terminal facilities, and in this case, the use of Mactan Cebu Airport for your domestic flight. The PSC is then remitted to the government or airport authorities upon the passengers’ flight departure from the airport. To avoid inconvenience, please prepare the PSC in Philippine Peso currency prior to check-in in Cebu.

15. If you have an onward PAL flight, please ensure to pre-register and secure all travel and health documents required by your destination’s Local Government Unit (LGU). Click here for A Guide On Philippines Domestic Travel.

16. Please complete your 14-day quarantine or self-isolation under the monitoring of your LGU and Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams (BHERT).

Arrival guide for OFWs arriving in Clark

In compliance with Philippine regulations, the Inter-Agency Task Force on the management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has revised the arrival and quarantine protocols for passengers arriving in the Philippines. Eligible travelers are required to undergo a facility-based quarantine while waiting for their RT-PCR test administered on day six (6). Day one (1) starts on the day of the passenger’s arrival.

BEFORE YOU FLY 

1. Fill out the Health Declaration Card, Case Investigation Form, and the Affidavit of Undertaking. Click on each form to download a copy:

Health Declaration Card (HDC) 

Case Investigation Form – For OFWs

Case Investigation Form – For non-OFWs and non-Filipinos 

Case Investigation Form (CIF) – Additional CIF for all passengers

Affidavit of Undertaking (AOU)

2. For non-OFWs and foreign nationals, ensure to have a confirmed booking at a hotel accredited by Tourism and Health Agencies and for at least 6 nights. Passengers arriving before hotel standard check-in times are encouraged to book an additional night to ensure room availability. You must stay at your booked hotel for your scheduled test and until the test result is sent and a BOQ medical certificate is issued. Please click here for the list of DOH-Inspected hotels in Clark.

DURING THE FLIGHT

3. During your flight, accomplish the Arrival Card.

WHEN YOU ARRIVE

4. At the BOQ Desk, submit the Health Declaration Card to the Bureau of Quarantine Personnel.

5. For non-OFWs and non-Filipinos, proceed to Philippine Airport Diagnostic Laboratory (PADLab) desk for CIF verification and payment (Php 4,000.00).

6. Proceed to your designated desk for your hotel verification and assignment:

For OFWs, proceed to the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Desk 

For non-OFWs and foreign nationals, proceed to the DOT Desk.

7. Clear with Immigration and submit the Arrival Card.

8. Claim your baggage at the designated carousel and clear with Customs Check.

9. Proceed to your quarantine hotel.

For OFWs, a shuttle/bus provided by OWWA will take you to your assigned hotel.

For non-OFWs and foreign nationals, only pre-arranged airport-hotel transfer services or airport taxis are allowed to take you to your assigned hotel.

AT THE QUARANTINE HOTEL

10. Check in at your hotel and wait for your scheduled test, which is on day 6 of your quarantine stay. Wait for an e-mail of your swab test result, which you will receive in 24- 48 hours.

Day 1 starts on the day you arrive in the Philippines. If you develop COVID-19 symptoms (e.g., dry cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste and/or smell, etc.) at any time before your scheduled test, please inform the hotel you are staying in so a medical or BOQ officer can assess and check up on you immediately.

11. For OFWs, your accommodation and food during your stay will be shouldered by the Philippine government. For non-OFWs, your accommodation and food during your stay will be at your own expense. Delivery of food and other essentials to your room are subject to the rules and regulations of the hotel.

GOING HOME

12. If you test positive, the Bureau of Quarantine will transfer you to a designated hospital for further medical management.

If you test negative, the Bureau of Quarantine will send you your test result together with a Medical Clearance Certificate. Present this together with your test result for clearance from your hotel.

13. You may call your relatives or respective Local Government Units to pick you up at your hotel or arrange your own transportation.

For Land-Based OFWs, you may coordinate with OWWA or use the OWWA Uwian Na portal for further transportation needs.

For Sea-Based OFWs, you may coordinate with your Local Manning Agency (LMA) for further transportation needs.

For non-OFWs and foreign nationals, if your ticket’s original destination is in Manila or outside Clark, Philippine Airlines shall accommodate you on a shuttle/bus that will take you to NAIA Terminal 2. Please coordinate with your hotel so that they can notify us that you are ready to be transferred to Manila.

You may also wish to be accommodated on the next flight available to your final point of arrival (e.g., CRK-DVO). Call our Reservations Hotline at +6328855-8888 (8AM to 8PM) for changes on connecting flight/s. If you wish to depart from Clark, an airport terminal fee (or Passenger Service Charge / PSC) amounting to PHP 150.00 will be collected from you in Clark International Airport upon check-in. To avoid inconvenience, please prepare the PSC in Philippine Peso currency prior to check-in in Clark. For OFWs, the airport terminal fee shall be shouldered by OWWA or your LMAs.

14. If you wish to terminate your travel in Clark instead, you must sign a Declaration and Release Form from PAL, available at the reception desk of your hotel.

15. If you have an onward PAL flight, please ensure to pre-register and secure all travel and health documents required by your destination’s Local Government Unit (LGU). Click here for more information.

16.  Please complete your 14-day quarantine or self-isolation under the monitoring of your LGU and Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams (BHERT).

Texts from Philippine Airlines’ website

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