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No Travel Tax Terminal Fees for Filipino Expats

Labour Secretary of Philippines Silvestre Bello III directed carriers which includes Etihad, Emirates, Cathay Pacific Qatar Airways, Gulf Air and some others to dis continue the charges related to travel tax and terminal tax from tickets issued to filipino worker going to overseas.

Short while ago official discharges a letter to various carries which mentions the legislation that excludes the Filipino workers/Expatriates from paying these types of taxes.

The benefit of exemption from these taxes were included in the  Presidential Decree No. 1183  as well as in Republic Act (RA) No. 8042 and the migrant workers and overseas filipino act 1995.


Silvestre Bello III recently noticed that travel and terminal fees are added in the total charges of Airline tickets issued to Philippine Citizen. He mention that in the letter to carriers.

The chargers could also be refunded but most Filipinos due to lack of knowledge didn’t able to refund these fees and taxes.

Another letter is sent to Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines(CAAP) ask the official authority to remit the extra tax and fees not refunded by citizens

The letter addressed to following airlines

Air Asia

Air Asia Zest

Air China

Air Niugini

All Nippon Airways

Aiana Airline

Cebu Pacific Air

China Airline

China Eastern Airline

Other Airlines includes:

China Southern Airlines, Delta Air , Dragon Air, Ethiopian Airline, Eva Air, Japan Airlines, Jeju Air, Jet Star Asia, Jin Air, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Malaysian Airlines, Mandarine Airlines, Oman Air, PAL Express, Philippine Airlines, Qantas Airlines, Royal Brunei, Skyjet, Singapore Airlines, Silk Air, Thai Airways, Tiger Air, Tiger Airways, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, and Xiamen Airlines.

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