How much do we pay in fees in Ninoy Aquino International Airport- Philippines? Travel tax?

By · Saturday, June 6th, 2009

Why do we have to pay travel tax anyway? And there's another kind of tax that was required to be paid? I don't understand that! Not to mention that every turn you make cost us to pay…Are these people being paid to extort from us visitors? We are totally turned off by these treatments! Do they do this to local visitors and to overseas visitors? We are totally turned off!!!

From my travel agent:

PHIL. TRAVEL TAX: PHP 1620
NAIA TERMINAL FEE: PHP750.00

I think taxing people for travel is okay. It is a luxury after all… It's taxing basic needs like gasoline (which hikes up everything — including food prices) that I have a problem with.

Most countries have taxes… They just include it in the price of your plane ticket, is all.

I do apologize if you feel unfairly treated.

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When I went I believe it was 500 PHP or about 12 USD. In some of the other airports (Davao, etc) the tax was a few 100 PHP.

P.S. If you don't like the tax then don't go. Overall with the exchange rate if your coming from the US or Europe your money will really stretch in the Phils. Especially if you avoid the tourist spots.
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By battgirl on June 6th, 2009 at 6:13 am

Filipinos leaving the country for purposes other than as overseas workers need to pay the terminal fee of PHP 750 plus a travel tax of PHP1620 – if not yet included in the ticket price. Visitors pay for the terminal fee of PHP 750. That is the only payment you need to make at the airport and nothing else. If you pay beyond that fees, you can always report the person to airport officials or submit a complain.
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By McMaevie on June 6th, 2009 at 6:39 am

How much do we pay in fees in Ninoy Aquino International Airport- Philippines? Travel tax?
Why do we have to pay travel tax anyway? And there's another kind of tax that was required to be paid? I don't understand that! Not to mention that every turn you make cost us to pay…Are these people being paid to extort from us visitors? We are totally turned off by these treatments! Do they do this to local visitors and to overseas visitors? We are totally turned off!!!

Yes you Pay Travel Tax.
If you have a Temporay Green card , travel tax cost like about 2,000 PHP. Plus terminal fee 500 PHP
and Permanent Green Card ,travel tax cost like about
200 PHP. Plus terminal fee 500 PHP

But if you are US Citizen you don't pay a travel tax.
You still have to pay a Terminal fee 500 PHP.
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By stewiecrazy on June 6th, 2009 at 6:55 am

if you bought your ticket using credit card online, or you used miles, normally they will require you to pay the phil travel tax in the airport, but if you go to the agent you will be required to pay the travel tax together with the ticket……i think its about 1500 more or less…..yes you are required to pay it one way or another if you are a filipino living and working here…….the 500 is the terminal fee which you will pay at the airpot
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By millet_0220 on June 6th, 2009 at 7:44 am

You pay Php 750 as terminal fee, the travel tax is normally included in your airfare. They have the same thing going on wherever you go, it's just that in North America it's included in your ticket which one way or the other most people don't bother to check. I'll give you an example, I flew from Calgary to Las Vegas and vice versa, the total price was 430 USD. The ticket itself was only 200 USD, Navcan 33, Canada Airport Fee 35, US Transportation Tax 30.22, US Agriculture fee 4.91, Canada Security 15.89, US Passenger facility charge 3.92, Sept. 11 Security fee 2.45, US Immigration fee 6.87.
Now you tell me if the Php 750 is excessive?
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By heartburn on June 6th, 2009 at 8:04 am

it's holdup with receipt
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You need to pay 750php in Ninoy international airport for terminal fee wherever your distination is but I havent heard about travel tax. I know travel insurance where you can buy from your travel agency but I dont think you can buy or apy travel insurance at NAIA.
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By Sophie79 on June 6th, 2009 at 8:40 am

From my travel agent:

PHIL. TRAVEL TAX: PHP 1620
NAIA TERMINAL FEE: PHP750.00

I think taxing people for travel is okay. It is a luxury after all… It's taxing basic needs like gasoline (which hikes up everything — including food prices) that I have a problem with.

Most countries have taxes… They just include it in the price of your plane ticket, is all.

I do apologize if you feel unfairly treated.
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