Your Guide to Traveling to Cebu as of February 2021

It’s 2021 and the country is still in some form of lockdown. Different community quarantine rules apply per region and per city. To help you streamline your travel plans to Cebu, you may refer to the guide below. This comparative table is only designed as a general guide. Things are ever so changing and we try our best to update this file. As always, check and confirm with your travel provider and your LGU.

As a general rule, all passengers in transit to Cebu should wear face shields and face masks when accessing Mactan-Cebu International Airport Terminal premises and during their flight. Face shield should sufficiently cover nose and mouth. Persons with incomplete documents will not be allowed to board an aircraft. You will also be required to present a confirmed round trip ticket.

Lapu Lapu City (where we are and where the airport is) Cebu City Mandaue City Cebu Province
Quarantine Status Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) MGCQ MGCQ MGCQ
Travel Permission Allowed, subject to travel requirements Allowed, subject to travel requirements Allowed, subject to travel requirements Allowed, subject to travel requirements
Tourist/Non-essential traveller requirements –Letter of Acceptance issued by the Lapu-lapu City Government (if none, ok to apply at the arrival area at Mactan Airport) –Authority to Enter Cebu City form (comply with documentary requirements at Cebu City Government Portal through –Confirmed DOT Accredited Hotel/Resort Booking within the City of Mandaue City — Confirmed DOT Accredited Hotel/Resort Booking within the Province of Cebu
–Negative RT-PCR Swab test (72 hours prior departure) from DOH accredited laboratory. In the event that the guest, visitor, or tourist does not have a RT-PCR test result upon arrival at the airport, they can undergo RT-PCR testing at their own expense. Thereafter, they shall isolate at their hotel until the results are released. –RT-PCR Negative result (test must have been taken 3 days from the date of travel) –Travel Itinerary
–Proof of confirmed booking in a hotel or accommodation establishment based in Lapu-lapu City with a DOT Certificate of Authority to Operate –Confirmed Booking of Accommodation in Cebu City; –Round trip tickets/Travel details
–Round trip ticket –Round-trip ticket/travel details including travel itinerary for the duration of stay in Cebu City or for the first ten (10) days, whichever is shorter;
–Joint Task Force (JTF) Covid Shield Travel Authority (Medical Certificate, Barangay Clearance from LGU of Origin)