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NAIA Departure Guide for International Passengers 2024 (Manila Flights)

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Flying international for the first time? Here’s the entire departure process. Although the title specifically names the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), this also applies to any other international airport in the Philippines. We’ll also be highlighting the travel requirements you need to present every step of the way.

The idea of traveling abroad can be nerve-wracking especially for first timers. The airport process alone can be pretty overwhelming for the uninitiated. There seems to be a lot of steps, a lot of queuing, and a lot of documents that you need to prepare in advance. But don’t worry, in this article, we’ll take you through the entire process, from the pre-departure preparations all the way to boarding the aircraft.


1. Accomplish the eTravel form.

What is the eTravel form? It is a government-mandated electronic form that collects your personal and travel information for Immigration record. By completing this form, you’re telling the government where you are going, what you’ll be doing in your destination, and when you are coming back. It is the digital replacement of the paper Immigration departure card.

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You must fill out the e-Travel form online as early as 72 hours (3 days) before your departure time through any of the following:

You can do this up to 3 days (72 hours) before your flight. I usually accomplish this on my way to the airport.

If it’s your first time, you’ll have to create an account first using a valid email address. Once you have an account, you can add a trip and enter your travel details.

We have a more detailed step-by-step gude here: HOW TO ACCOMPLISH eTRAVEL FORM!

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This is required for departing Filipinos. Some would say that they weren’t asked to present this. It’s true. But that’s because Immigration Officers can see in their system if a passenger has accomplished an eTravel form or not. If they see that the passenger has done it, they don’t ask them for it anymore. If they don’t find the passenger’s eTravel, they will ask them to step aside and do one at the tablet area nearby.

Note that the Philippines isn’t the only country implementing a digital border control form. Singapore and Japan have something similar, too.

2. Make your way to the right airport terminal.

Most international airports outside Manila have just one terminal, so it’s pretty straightforward. But Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport has four: Terminals…

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