Tips for Traveling

During your Flights

Check-in Time
Passengers are requested to check-in at least 2 hours before the scheduled departure time for domestic flights and 3 hours before the scheduled
departure time for international flights.

Lighters Added to Prohibited Item Lists
Beginning 14 April 2005, all passengers travelling from/to the United States (including Guam) will be prohibited from carrying any type of
lighter in their carry-on luggage and into security checkpoints.

Security Removed Items
The following articles are not allowed to be carried in the cabin. These items must be put in the checked-in baggage : daggers, swiss knives,
scissors, any bladed items or sharp items bicycle chains and jacks no liquids or gels are permitted on board the aircraft as carry-on items.  These
include beverages, shampoo, lotions, creams, toothpaste, hair gel and other items of similar consistency.

Varied rules and regulations on carriage of animals as baggage may apply for specific countries depending on restrictions imposed by local
Government Authorities. Pets such as dogs, cats and birds, if and when they are acceptable for carriage as baggage should : Be placed in a
secure and leak-proof container Have valid vaccination certificates and exit and/or entry permits Be accompanied by passengers at least 12 years
old. Pets accepted as baggage are assessed a fee equivalent to actual gross weight multiplied by the prevailing excess baggage rate. An inquiry
with our reservations office must be made at least 48 hours before scheduled flight about acceptance of pets as baggage from specific airport of

Sports Equipment
An applicable excess baggage charge will be collected from passengers carrying any of the following in excess of the normal free baggage
allowance: Golf equipment contained in one golf bag and one pair of golf shoes, Snow skiing equipment consisting of one pair of skis, one pair
of ski poles and one pair of boots, For passengers carrying any of the following sports equipment, an applicable excess baggage charge will
automatically be collected: Scuba diving equipment consisting of one empty scuba tank, one regulator, one harness, one pressure gauge, one
mask, two twins, one snorkel, one knife, one spear gun, one safety vest and one weight belt Surfboarding equipment In compliance with
Republic Act No. 9337, an act amending the National Internal Revenue Code, a 12% VAT is added to the total amount on all transactions
involving purely domestic services only.

During Your Visit to Puerto Princesa, Palawan

What to Wear - Light, tropical clothing is recommended as the city is best with balmy weather all year round.

In Puerto Princesa, known as the Cleanest and Greenest City in the Philippines, littering is an offense that is subject to a fine of Php200.00.

Tourist Information Centers
Centrally located at the airport and seaport areas.

Medical and Emergency Facility
There are 3 main hospitals (1 public and 2 private hospitals) and a substantial number of clinics.

Banks and Foreign Exchange
Banks are open from 9am to 3pm on Mondays to Fridays. A number of banks handle travelers cheques and currency exchange. Visitors are
required to present their passport and photocopy of the purchase receipt when cashing travelers cheques.

Credit Cards
International credit cards such as Visa, Diners Club, Mastercard, and American Express Card are accepted in major establishments.

Electricity runs 24-hours and is on a 220 volt, 60 cycle system.

Emergency Telephone Numbers
Police: 166; 4339826; 4339827 Hospital: 169; 4332621; 4332721; 4332156, Tourism Offices: 4344211; 4332983; 4332968

(Source: Palawan Travelers Guide, Published by Palawan Tourism Council)