COVID-19: Requirements for Interisland Travel in the Philippines

Travel Advisory

Before you travel, always consult first with the LGU of your intended destination if they are currently allowing LSIs, APORs, or OFWs. Check the News page for updates on the resumption or cancelation of ferry routes. For Trans-Asia passengers looking to travel from or to Cebu City, check out the Trans-Asia travel requirements.

IMPORTANT: “No Face Shield, No Ride” as per DOTr Memorandum Circular No. 2020-014.

LSI Requirements

  • Medical Certificate
  • Travel Authority

LSI stands for Locally Stranded Individual. Most ferry companies will also require a Letter of Acceptance from the LGU of your destination before you are allowed to travel.

How to get Travel Authority for LSI

  1. Visit the Barangay Hall where you are stranded.
    Inform them that you are a Locally Stranded Individual and get a Certificate of Completion for a 14-day quarantine. Make sure you are not a PUM/PUI in the barangay.
  2. Visit the City/Municipal Health Office.
    Bring the Certificate of Completion from the barangay. Get a Medical Clearance Certificate based on the conditions that:
    – You are not a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case, OR
    – If you are a confirmed COVID-19 case, you have been tested negative twice through RT-PRC
    – You have completed the 14-day quarantine
  3. Head to your local police station.
    Look for the Local Task Force for COVID-19 and ask for a Travel Authority.

Where to get an Acceptance Letter?

You can ask for the Acceptance Letter from your Local Chief Executive (city or municipal mayors) of your intended destination.

LGU Contact Numbers

APOR Requirements

  • Company ID
  • Certificate of Employment
  • Medical Certificate
  • Travel Order from Company

APOR stands for Authorized Personnel Outside Residence

ROF Requirements

  • Passport
  • Medical Certificate
  • Travel Authority (Secure from Regional PNP Office covering province/city/municipality of origin)

ROF stands for Returning Overseas Filipino

IMPORTANT: Always wear your face masks. Most, if not all, ferry companies will be implementing a ‘NO FACE MASK, NO FACE SHIELD, NO BOARDING’ policy.


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