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Cebu is always a good place for a holiday. There are so many things you can do in one place. You can either enjoy the exciting sights and sounds of the metro or relax and unwind by the beautiful beaches that can be found in the province. 

Either way, you’ll be able to get the most out of your time if you do decide on visiting this place for Christmas and/or New Year. But before you book those flights and accommodations, there are a couple of travel requirements you need to know, 


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Cebu Travel Requirements 

Here’s a list of the Cebu travel requirements 2021 you must take note of before your trip effective November 16, 2021. 

Cebu City

In compliance with Cebu City Directive No. 10-25-21, passengers bound for Cebu City are required to present the following documents upon check-in at the airport of origin:

Fully vaccinated individuals

  • Valid ID/proof of identity bearing holder's picture and signature

  • Official vaccination cards with QR code. If without QR codes, present the Official Vaccination Certificates issued by the local health officer or by the DOH-Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ). Negative test results are NO LONGER REQUIRED.

Other passengers NOT FULLY VACCINATED

Regardless of the place of origin, shall be REQUIRED to present the following upon check-in at the airport of origin:

  • A negative RT-PCR (swab) test result taken within seventy-two (72) hours; OR

  • A negative Antigen test result taken within forty-eight (48) hours; OR

  • A negative Saliva test result taken within forty-eight (48) hours

Tests must be taken from accredited and licensed testing centers and laboratories by the Department of Health (DOH).

Other requirements per passenger classification:

  • Returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs)/Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs)

    • Quarantine Certificate issued by DOH-Bureau of Quarantine stating completion of the required quarantine period and negative RT-PCR test result

    • Valid Identification Card

Pursuant to RIATF 7 Advisory issued on 21 August 2021, returning OFWs and ROFs only need to present their BOQ Quarantine Certificate as an entry requirement, in lieu of the testing requirements required by the LGUs.

Cebu Province

Following the Cebu Provincial Memorandum issued on October 1, 2021, passengers bound for Cebu Province (except Cebu City, Mandaue City, and Lapu-Lapu City) are required to present the following documents upon check-in at the airport of origin:

Fully vaccinated individuals

  • Official vaccination cards/certificates.

Other passengers NOT FULLY VACCINATED

  • Medical certificate issued within 24 hours before their arrival in Cebu

No other testing requirements are needed.

Other requirements per passenger classification:

  • Returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs)/Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs)

    • Quarantine Certificate issued by DOH-Bureau of Quarantine stating completion of the required quarantine period and negative RT-PCR test result

    • Valid Identification Card

Pursuant to RIATF 7 Advisory issued on 21 August 2021, returning OFWs and ROFs only need to present their BOQ Quarantine Certificate as an entry requirement, in lieu of the testing requirements required by the LGUs.

Lapu-Lapu City

In compliance with Lapu-Lapu City Executive Order 2021-058 issued on October 20, 2021, all passengers bound for the City of Lapu-Lapu are no longer required to present any proof of negative test result.

For more information or concerns, passengers may get in touch with the City Government of Lapu-Lapu through the following:

Mandaue City 

In compliance with Mandaue City Executive Order Nos. 31 & 36, all passengers bound for Mandaue City shall present the following entry requirements:

Fully vaccinated individuals

  • Official vaccination cards/certificates

Other passengers NOT FULLY VACCINATED

Regardless of the place of origin, whether high risk or low-risk area outside of Cebu Island, shall be REQUIRED to present the following upon check-in at the airport of origin:

  • A negative RT-PCR (swab) test result taken seventy-two (72) hours before departure; OR

  • A negative Antigen test result taken forty-eight (48) hours before departure

Tests must be taken from accredited and licensed testing centers and laboratories by the Department of Health (DOH).

Returning OFWs or ROFs

Pursuant to RIATF 7 Advisory issued on 21 August 2021, returning OFWs and ROFs only need to present their BOQ Quarantine Certificate as an entry requirement, in lieu of the testing requirements required by the LGUs.

Source: Mactan Cebu Airport

Excited to spend some time in Cebu for the upcoming holidays? 

Planning to visit this top beach destination soon? Consider staying in any of RedDoorz hotels within Cebu. Our hotels within the province are located near most of the tourist destinations, making your trip easier and better. Plus, with our HygienePass certification, you can rest assured that you and your family are safe during this time. 

RedDoorz @ Junquera Extension Cebu

RedDoorz @ Junquera Extension Cebu offers a relaxed atmosphere and clean, comfortable yet affordable rooms in the student neighborhood of the Southern district of Cebu City. 


Where: 4 Junquera Extension Street, #4, Junquera Ext, Cebu City, Cebu Cebu, 6000 Metro Cebu, Philippines

RedDoorz near Maribago Barangay Hall

RedDoorz near Maribago Barangay Hall is a perfect choice of affordable accommodation if you plan to travel and enjoy Cebu. Positioned at Mactan Island, the hotel is a great starting point to visit interesting and historical landmarks in the Queen City of the South.


Where: ML Quezon National Highway, Brgy, Maribago, Lapu-Lapu City

RedDoorz Plus near UV Mandaue Cebu

RedDoorz near UV Mandaue Cebu promises cozy, inexpensive, and pleasant rooms right next door to the University of Visayas Mandaue campus. Rooms are afforded complete amenities for a satisfying stay at the hotel. The hotel is easily accessible and is right next to landmarks, shopping centers, restaurants, and tourist attractions. The staff is courteous and happy to oblige in any request.


Where: JL Briones St (Known as Plaridel St) Purok Manga, Cambaro, Mandaue City, Cebu San Isidro, Metro Cebu, Philippines

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