Coming to Cebu City from Metro Manila? These are documents you need

While Cebu City has eased its quarantine restrictions since August 1, only essential travel for residents stranded in other cities is allowed here. 

This go-signal also covers government or private sector employees who fall under the government's list of persons allowed to travel.

If you’re what the government calls a “ locally stranded individual” (LSI) or an “allowed person outside of residence” (APOR) – whether working for a government agency or private sector – these are the documents you will need to bring with you starting this Friday, August 28.

Locally stranded individuals
  • Travel authority issued by PNP-JTF COVID Shield 
  • Letter of coordination issued by the barangay of residence in Cebu City
  • Valid ID
APOR (private sector)
  • Travel clearance signed by office of the mayor
  • Letter of coordination from Barangay in Cebu City
  • Valid ID
APOR (government employees)
  • Mission order signed by head of agency
  • Medical certificate
  • Certificate of employment (except for uniformed personnel)
Mactan Cebu AIrport APOR LSI

In addition to the documentary requirements, stranded persons and those here on business in the private sector will also have to undergo a 14-day quarantine in their barangay of residence in Cebu City or where they are billeted, and take a mandatory RT-PCR swab on the 3rd to 5th day of their arrival in Cebu. 

To get your letter of coordination you can email the Cebu City government at or call 0945 278 5076 for Globe and 0961 523 6009 for Smart subscribers.

Cebu City barangay contact information can be found here.

The Mactan Cebu International Airport advised those coming here to monitor the status of their flights and to make sure they have all of their documents prior to their flight. 

For updates on flight information, follow the MCIA’s Facebook page–

Ryan Macasero

Ryan covers Cebu and the Visayas for Rappler. He covers all news in the region, but is particularly interested in people stories, development issues and local policy making.