Philippine Air Travel Guidelines & Requirements in the COVID-19 Era

BASIC TRAVEL GUIDELINES FOR PRE-FLIGHT

As the tourism industry gradually takes its journey to recover from the consequences brought about by the pandemic, the aviation industry has imposed several guidelines to stop coronavirus spread. These guidelines were also adopted by Sunlight Air for its forthcoming flights. Below are the things to expect from us and from local airports operating under the new normal.

ESSENTIAL TRAVEL

As of this writing, only persons who are traveling for essential purposes are allowed. Leisurely trips are prohibited and airport authorities and the LGUs of local destinations are strictly inspecting every traveler. So, who are considered essential travelers and who are prohibited to fly at the moment?

ALLOWED TO TRAVEL

Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs)
LSI is neither a contact, suspect, probable or confirmed COVID-19 patient; has completed 14-day quarantine or has recovered from COVID-19 and already tested negative twice through Real time RT-PCR (Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction) test

Repatriated Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) and Overseas Filipinos returning to their residence

Authorized Persons Outside Residence (APOR)(ex. Business travelers)

NOT ALLOWED TO TRAVEL

Persons under 22 years old and over 59 years old
Pregnant
Persons with flu-like conditions
Leisure travelers

PRE-FLIGHT: BEFORE GOING TO THE AIRPORT

Once a person has categorized himself as an essential traveler,

Passengers must check-in online prior to flight schedule

Passengers are encouraged to bring their own alcohol or sanitizer not more than 100ml

Passengers are allowed with only 1 carry-on baggage with a maximum weight of 7kgs

Passengers that show flu-like symptoms must present a doctor’s note or medical certificate indicating their non-COVID related condition

Passengers must secure their necessary travel documents or requirements and  must coordinate with the LGU of their destination and check all the additional requirements

Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs)

  • Identification Card
  • Medical Clearance                                                                                      
  • A medical certificate signed by Local Health                                  
  • Authorities from the place of origin
  • Travel Authority from the Joint Task Force Covid Shield (JTF CV Shield)
  • To secure a Travel Authority document from the City or Municipal Police Office, one must present: (1) a Medical Certificate from the city of municipal health office; and (2) a Barangay Certification proving that the person traveling has not shown any symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days prior to travel date
Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs)

Repatriated Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) and Overseas Filipinos (OF) returning to their residence

  • Travel Authority from the Joint Task Force COVID Shield (JTF CV Shield).            
  • To secure a Travel Authority document from the City or Municipal Police Office, one must present (1) a Medical Certificate from the city of municipal health office; and (2) a Barangay Certification proving that the person traveling has not shown any symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days prior to travel date
  • Negative RT-PCR and DOH-BOQ Certificate of Quarantine                    
  • Identification Card: Company Identification Card or a Certificate of Employment
Repatriated Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) and Overseas Filipinos (OF) returning to their residence

For more details about the latest travel safety guidelines and list of additional requirements for every local destination, visit philippines.travel/safeph.

Aside from the above requirements imposed by government that will be integrated into our protocols, we will have our own safety guidelines amid COVID-19.

We are working towards making your air travel experience as seamless and safe as much as possible.

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