NAIA Survival Guide

Preparing for your flight

Before you head to the airport, make sure you have everything you need for a smooth trip. Here are some tips to help you prepare for your flight.

Check your travel documents

For domestic travelers: Make sure you have a valid ID with you. For adults, any government-issued ID will do. For minors, a birth certificate or school ID is enought.

For international travelers: You need to have your passport, visa and other travel documents ready. Double-check that your passport is valid for the duration of your stay and that your visa, if needed, is up-to-date. Other countries require a minimum of six months’ validity on your passport. For Filipinos arriving in the Philippines, this condition does not apply.

eTravel and Travel Tax

This is only relevant for international flights. Filipinos and permanent residents of the Philippines are required to pay travel tax before departure. You can check if you need to pay travel tax and how much you need to pay in our travel tax guide.

Meanwhile, everyone traveling on international flights are required to fill out the eTravel form.

Pack Smart

Pack your luggage efficiently, keeping in mind the weight and size restrictions imposed by your airline. Remember to include essential items like clothing, toiletries, medications, and any necessary travel accessories. Consider packing a carry-on bag with essentials in case your checked luggage is delayed.

Review Airport Security Regulations

Familiarize yourself with the latest airport security regulations to breeze through the security checkpoint. Ensure all liquids, gels, and aerosols in your carry-on are within the prescribed limits and properly packed in a clear, resealable bag. You can read our guide on what's allowed in your carry-on and checked-in luggage to avoid any issues at the airport.