How to Pay Philippine Travel Tax Online

May 11, 2017

How to Pay Philippine Travel Tax Online

Updated November 21, 2019!!: Check out my updated post in this link:

Why Pay Philippine Travel Tax Online

To avoid having to line up at the travel tax counter at the airport.  I have traveled internationally on different days of the week and at different times. My experience at lining up at the travel tax counter is different each time. Sometimes the line is short. Sometimes, the line is very long. In airports in Manila, you line up several times, at security, at check-in, at immigration. By paying online, you avoid having to line up another time.

What You Need to Prepare:

1. An email address
2. Your passport information
3. Digital copy of your passport data page.
4. Airfare ticket  number or booking reference number  
5. Visa or Mastercard credit card

How to Pay Philippine Travel Tax Online

1. Go to the Online Travel Tax  Portal at

2. Create an account by filling up the form below.

Click "Create your  account"  

Fill up the form above.
You need an email address
After you click "Register", an email will be sent to the email address you provided.
View your email. 

This is the sample of the email.
Click the link to activate the account

Your username is your email
Add a password to your account

This will appear after you have provided your password.

Now you can log in. 

Click "Proceed" 

You need to complete your profile
to be able to proceed 

These are the information you need to furnish.

Warning: Before you can click “I Agree",
you need to scroll down until the very end of the Privacy Policy 

Click "Proceed".

You need to put the ticket or booking reference number
and date of departure, seat class, what airport you are exiting from.

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As you can see, there is an additional cost of 78.35 pesos compared to paying the amount in person at the airport or at other travel tax counters.

My tip: If you're booked at Cebu Pacific and are willing to pay additional 80 pesos for the convenience of paying travel tax online, pay through the “Manage booking" link of Cebu Pacific instead. 

3. Once payment is confirmed, you can print the official receipt and present it to the airline at check-in.