All arriving domestic passengers are reminded to strictly adhere to the following guidelines and documentary requirements upon check-in at their port of origin and upon arrival at MCIA.
This is in compliance with the local regulations and protocols of the local governments of Cebu City, Cebu Province, Lapu-Lapu City, and Mandaue City.
All international arriving passengers at Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) shall observe the applicable arrival protocols in adherence to Executive Order No. 17 issued by the Cebu Provincial Government on March 31, 2021 and the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) Resolution No. 114 issued on May 7, 2021.
Step 1. Online Registration. Complete the online MCIA Passenger Arrival Registration Form via https://mactancebuairport.com/covid-19-registration within five (5) days before your scheduled arrival date at MCIA. Take note of the unique Barcode/Travel Reference Number (TRN) sent to your email address upon completion of the form.
passenger covid test submission form
Step 2. In-flight procedures. Prior to arrival, fill out the following forms distributed by the airline crew while on flight:
Step 3. Arrival briefing. Upon arrival, undergo required briefing by the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ).
Step 4. Validation. Once briefing is done, proceed to the Validation Counter and present the following:
Keep the printed barcode until the date of your scheduled swab test.
Step 5. Temperature scan. Proceed to thermal scanning by the BOQ. Remember to temporarily take off your caps, eyewear, and face shield when undergoing thermal scan.
Step 6. Immigration clearance. Proceed to the Immigration counter for clearance. Submit Immigration Arrival Card.
Step 7. Proceed to designated counters. Proceed to the designated counters at the Arrival Reclaim Hall:
Step 8. Swab testing. All passengers shall be swabbed upon arrival by the Department of Health (DOH) Region 7. For other specific protocols:
Step 9. Claim luggage. Proceed to assigned reclaim belt to claim baggage.
Step 10. Waiting area. Proceed to the designated waiting area and wait for a representative from the respective agencies for Customs clearance:
Step 11. Customs clearance. Proceed to Customs counter for clearance.
Step 12. Quarantine facility transfer. Proceed to your designated vehicle with your respective agency representative for hotel or quarantine accommodation drop-off.
Step 13. Releasing of test results. Test results of the swab test performed upon arrival are released within 24-48 hours via the email address provided in the online registration form. For specific protocols on testing and releasing of results:
If swab test result is positive, BOQ will coordinate with the passenger for specific instructions. The passenger must comply with the mandated health, safety, and treatment protocols of the DOH and BOQ.
If swab test result is negative, the passenger will receive the test result via email from the BOQ.
Step 14. Home bound. If swab test result is negative, coordinate with your LGU for further instructions on transport and specific quarantine protocols. For specific quarantine protocols, refer to the applicable protocols: