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Departure/Travel Tax In Manila  
User currently offlineushermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2965 posts, RR: 16
Posted (1 year 1 month 4 days ago) and read 2219 times:

Hi guys,

I was browsing MNL's website and found the information to be lacking and confusing regarding the departure tax and connecting flights.

It states:

"Under Presidential Decree (PD) No. 1183, as amended by PD 1205, Batas Pambansa (BP) 38 and Executive Order (EO) 283, Filipinos and other nationals travelling to other countries are required to pay travel tax before departure from the Philippines.

Who must pay travel tax

Filipino nationals
Permanent resident aliens
Non-resident aliens who stayed in the Philippines for more than one (1) year.

Who are exempted

Filipino overseas contract workers
Filipino permanent residents abroad whose stay in the Philippines is less than one year
Infants (2 years old and below)
Foreign diplomatic representatives
Employees of the UN and its agencies
US military personnel
International carrier crew
Philippine foreign service personnel assigned abroad and their dependents
Philippine Government employees on official travel (excluding Government-owned and controlled corporations)
Grantees of foreign Government funded trips
Students with approved scholarships by appropriate Government agency
Personnel of Philippine offices of multinational corporations not engaged in business in the Philippines and their dependents."

It says nothing about connecting pax.


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User currently offlineaerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7190 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (1 year 1 month 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2115 times:

Domestic to International? International to International? If Domestic to international then you will pay. I have never done Int-Int through MNL. Just Dom-Dom Int-Dom and Dom-Int.

User currently offlinereifel From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 1360 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (1 year 1 month 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2095 times:

Usually connecting pax are exempt from departure taxes, at least international-international, at least it used to be so in BKK (when they still had it) and in Indonesia. Not sure about MNL though

User currently offlineushermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2965 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (1 year 1 month 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2094 times:

I'll be connecting from DPS to HKG.
But I found information on the IATA website.
I will be exempt as long as I stay airside.



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User currently offlinecopter808 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1089 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (1 year 1 month 20 hours ago) and read 2009 times:

Quoting reifel (Reply 2):
at least it used to be so in BKK (when they still had it) and in Indonesia

Do you mean when BKK had a departure tax? They still do, but now it's included in the ticket.

Hmmm, I'll need to check on the in-transit situation though. I leave for CGK in about 12 hours and will transit through BKK.


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