- NAIA Terminal 1: NAIA Terminal 1 serves almost all the international flights. It has west gates 1-7 and east gates 9-15.
- NAIA Terminal 2: NAIA Terminal 2 houses international and domestic flights of the country’s flag carrier, Philippine Airlines or PAL.
- NAIA Terminal 3: NAIA Terminal 3 serves the international flights which are not handled in NAIA - Terminal 1 as well as some domestic flights.
- NAIA Terminal 4: NAIA Terminal 4 hosts flights from local and regional carriers.
I read on http://cms.olympicair.com/timatic/webdocsI/countryinfo.html (Philippines -> Visa -> TWOV) (thanks Crazydre for pointing me to it):
Philippines (PH): TWOV (Transit Without Visa):
- Passengers with a confirmed onward ticket for a flight to a third country within 24 hours. They must stay in the international transit area of the airport and have documents required for the next destination.
- TWOV does not apply when transiting between terminals. A visa and an airline escort are required.
- TWOV does not apply to refugees and stateless persons.
This "TWOV does not apply when transiting between terminals" causes me concern, as I am considering taking the flight BKK ---(PR 731)---> MNL ---(PR 104)---> SFO, and PR 731 lands at MNL on Terminal 2 whereas PR 104 departs from MNL on Terminal 1.
Can French citizens flying from Bangkok (BKK) to San Francisco airport (SFO) do an international, cross-terminal transit in Manila Airport (MNL) with the ongoing COVID-19 travel restriction? Will I need a transit visa, and if so, can I get one on arrival or prior to departure?
- the French citizen has no tie and no visa/paperwork with Philippines;
- "international transit" in Manila Airport (MNL) means that the route is: outside Philippines -> MNL -> outside Philippines;
- "cross-terminal transit" means transit between two different terminals do the same airport.
Details regarding the flight information:
The IATA information about Philippines says nothing about transit and transit visas aside from "Suspension of all visa exemptions and visa on arrival facilities", which leaves the door open for obtaining a transit visa prior to departure if that's possible:
Philippines (Published 06.08.2020)
- Passengers are not allowed to enter. This does not apply to:
- nationals of the Philippines;
- spouses or children of nationals of the Philippines traveling together or traveling to join the national of Philippines;
- merchant seamen with a 9(c) visa issued by the Philippines;
- nationals of India with a Temporary Resident Visa;
- nationals of China (People's Rep.) with a Permanent Resident Visa who is spouse of a national of the Philippines;
- passengers with a 13(a), 13(b), 13(c), 13(d), 13(e), 13(g), RA 7919, EO324 or Native-born visa issued by the Philippines.
- Suspension of all visa exemptions and visa on arrival facilities.
- This does not apply to spouses or children of a national of the Philippines.
- This does not apply to parents of a minor who is a national of the Philippines.
- Passengers are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test at their own expense, they are subject to quarantine and must present a completed Case Investigation Form.
- Passengers traveling to Davao (DVO) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 72 hours before departure.