14 Apr 2022 - 5 min read
Paying the travel tax is one of the steps a traveler must do before flying out for an international trip. Here's a guide on what you need to know about this tax.
The Philippine travel tax is an additional fee you need to pay every time you go abroad.
You can read up on it in greater detail under Presidential Decree 1183, but all you need to know about it is that you are required to pay this fee no matter which country you are headed to.
If you fall under any of the following demographic, you are required to pay the travel tax:
There are also other individuals who are exempted from paying the travel tax:
Depending on your case, you will need:
1. Original documents required by your embassy or agency, which can include but are not limited to:
2. Travel to the nearest TIEZA Travel Tax Field Office in the Philippines, either in the airports or in the provincial field offices.
Show your original documents, as well as photocopies.
3. Pay a PHP 200 processing fee.
Wait for your Travel Tax Exemption Certificate to be released, and present this to the authorities at the airport.
Depending on your ticket, your travel tax will vary. See the table below:
TRAVEL TAX RATES
Full Travel Tax
Standard Reduced Travel Tax
Privileged Reduced Travel Tax for a Dependent of an OFW
You can pay your travel tax in advance in several malls. Check out these mall counters that accept travel tax payments:
You can also pay your travel tax on the day of your flight in the airport counters. You need to show your ticket and passport.
Meanwhile, there are also provincial offices and other government offices where you can pay the travel tax:
As per Section 73 of the Republic Act No. 9593, the money earned from the travel tax is divided accordingly:
You qualify for a refund if you fall under one of the following conditions:
Depending on your case, prepare the following:
Now you know your travel tax basics. Make sure you keep them in mind when you plan and book your trips with Traveloka!