There is no extra NAIA Terminal Fee! We have up-to-date our Departure Webpage appropriately. For a lot of, far too a lot of decades travellers had to fork out the renowned terminal fee when leaving the Philippines.
Caution: For instance the terminal fee is only provided when departing from Manila. In all other worldwide airports you nevertheless have to fork out this rate at a counter in the airport.
All tickets for flights departing from Manila’s NAIA and offered right after February 1, 2015 do have the terminal price bundled. All through some months there will still be a terminal cost counter for these travellers who acquired their ticket in advance of this day. There will also be a management booth where by your payment will be verified.
No more NAIA Terminal Fee
Previous Friday when we still left Manila from NAIA-3, I observed this poster all around the airport.
Only couple of nations nevertheless call for travellers to pay back the terminal fee or airport tax in income, Bangladesh, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Fiji and some much more (see here).
The OFW difficulty
OFWs or Overseas Filipino Employees are exempt of spending the terminal fee when leaving the Philippines to do the job overseas. As shown in higher than poster, MIAA management has agreed to sustain this exemption. When buying the ticket at a travel agency or a airline counter, OFWs need to show their OCE (Abroad Employment Certification). Then they won’t have to spend the rate.
If getting the ticket on-line, they first have to pay out the terminal fee but can get refund at the MIAA refund counters.
In excess of two million OFWs annually go by NAIA terminals and fifty percent of all those OFWs are balikbayans. This are PHP 1,000,000,000 that have to be refunded by MIAA. Several overseas Filipino staff and migrant groups called on MIAA standard supervisor to regard the legislation and uphold their exemption from spending vacation tax and airport terminal expenses. These teams have questioned to uphold and regard the law, citing the provision in the 19-year aged Migrant Workers’ Act of 1995 exempting OFWs from spending travel tax and airport terminal service fees specifically Segment 35 of R.A. 8042 amended by R.A.10022.
[Editor’s comment:] Walang problema! MIAA has only to adjust the indicators higher than the counters from “Terminal Fee Counter” to “Terminal Price Refund Counter”. It is even now additional entertaining in the Philippines, isn’t it.