Arriving at one of the busiest airports of Asia can be a hassle. With four terminals and millions of passengers transiting every year, things can get hectic.
Here are some tips and tricks that will help you find your way.
If you fly in from Europe, bring a pen.
- You are required to fill out a Declaration of Health form in the airplane. Once you land and enter the airport, you will have to hand over the form to an airport clerk.
- Next, you will queue at the Foreign Passports arrival desk, where you will have to fill out another form stating your identity and reasons of visit.
If Manila is not your final destination, your next flight is likely to depart from a different terminal than the one you arrived at.
- There is a free shuttle service between the four terminals.
Depending on which airlines you travel with, you will arrive at the designated terminal. You can find out where you will land on the airport’s website.
- In case of a long layover, I highly recommend to book a room at the Wings Transit Lounge (Terminal 3). There are clean facilities to freshen up, which is more than welcome after a long flight. You can book a twin room for 7,5 hours for 1800 pesos. They don’t have a website, but you can make a reservation through Facebook.
- Also note that going through security check when leaving Manila with a domestic flight is divided, depending on your gender. This is uncommon in European airports.
- Terminal 3 also has a extensive mall area and a large choice in restaurants, unlike unattractive Terminal 1.