NAIA Survival Guide

Philippine Travel Tax

The Philippine Travel Tax is a fee imposed by the Philippine government on individuals who are leaving the country.

Updated June 12, 2024

Who needs to pay the Philippine Travel Tax?

  • Filipino citizens*
  • Foreign passport holders with permanent residency in the Philippines
  • Foreign passport holders who have stayed in the Philippines for more than one year

How much is the travel tax?

Passenger TypeFull AmountReduced Amount
First class passengers₱2,700₱1,350
Business class passengers₱1,620₱810
Economy class passengers₱1,620₱810

Can I pay the travel tax online?

Yes, you can pay the travel tax online through TIEZA's online portal. You can use settle your travel tax using the following payment options:

  • Credit and debit cards (Visa and Mastercard)
  • GCash
  • Maya
  • GrabPay
  • ShopeePay
  • Bank transfer using Instapay
  • and many more.

Who is eligible for reduced travel tax?

The following passengers are eligible for reduced travel tax:

  • Children from 2 years and one (1) day and 12 years old on date of travel
  • Accredited Filipino journalists on official business
  • Legitimate spouse of OFWs
  • Unmarried children of OFWs who are below 21 years of age
  • Children of OFWs with disability who are above 21 years of age

Who is exempt from paying the travel tax?

  • Overseas Filipino workers
  • Filipino permanent residents abroad whose stay in the Philippines is less than one year
  • Infants (2 years and below)
  • Foreign diplomatic and consular officials and staff
  • Crew members of airplanes flying international routes
  • Employees of the Philippine government (excluding GOCCs) on official business
  • and others as listed in TIEZA's official website
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Mikko Gozalo

Creator of MNLAirport.ph

Mikko is a data scientist based in Hong Kong. He flies the Manila to Hong Kong route regularly. Having flown a lot from NAIA, he decided to create MNLAirport.ph to help fellow travelers.