Yesterday, I featured the guidelines when arriving on Philippine soil whether as a balik-bayan, an OFW, or a foreign national. Today, my blog will focus on departure procedures that you need to comply with to avoid delays and denials at the airport. These shall be in effect until further notice or until there is a pandemic. These were lifted from the Philippine Airlines’ website.
Passengers are reminded to follow these steps before they fly:
- Register and accomplish the Passenger Profile and Health Declaration (PPHD) Form and save the confirmation email and QR code, as early as 5 days prior to your departure. This is a 2-step pre-registration and registration process. To access the online form, click this link: https://bit.ly/PALIntPPHD
- Secure additional required travel and health documents (including COVID-19 testing as necessary). Please refer to the country requirements posted below and “Mandatory COVID-19 Testing and PAL Testing Partners” for any additional testing requirements of your destination country. As these requirements may change at short notice, the advisories are meant only as a guide.
- Undergo a documentation check at the airport for check-in clearance. The documents checker shall assess the completeness and validity of your documents. You may not be able to check in and board the flight if you miss any of the requirements.
- Undergo additional security screening upon check-in and/or at the pre-departure area. Passengers are advised to adjust their arrival time at the airport terminal for check-in:
- At least 4 hours before scheduled time of departure or by 8:00 PM latest for international flights from Manila.
- At least 3 hours for all other international flights.
It is also best to be fully informed of your destination country’s requirements upon arrival as most countries now require visitors, tourists, and workers to undergo quarantine before they are allowed to enter the country/city.
Always stay safe and healthy!