|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 15% potential price rise|
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|Average price||C$ 1,206||Average for round-trip flights in May 2022|
|Round-trip from||C$ 1,956||From Toronto to Davao City Francisco Bangoy|
Information is based on travel restrictions from Canada to Davao City Francisco Bangoy
Most visitors from Canada need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Davao City Francisco Bangoy.
COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Canada must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 48 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 24 hours for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Davao City Francisco Bangoy.
Visitors from Canada are not required to quarantine after entering Davao City Francisco Bangoy.
Returning to Canada from Davao City Francisco Bangoy
COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Davao City Francisco Bangoy must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Canada.
Visitors from Davao City Francisco Bangoy are not required to quarantine after entering Canada.
YTO - DVO
C$ 1,248 - C$ 2,466
The length of travel time from Canada to Davao, Philippines can vary from 21h to 76h with layovers from 45min to 52h 50min. The duration is not only due to layovers (how many and for how long), but it also depends on where you fly out of Canada. Davao flight deals can start at the three biggest metropolitan Canadian cities, Vancouver, Montreal, and Toronto. In addition, these flights can also depart from Calgary, Winnipeg, and Edmonton.
There are no nonstop flights into Francisco Bangoy International Airport (DVO), Davao from Canada at this time. If you fly out of Vancouver International Airport (YVR) there are plenty of options for a one-stop flight with Philippine Airlines to Manila. If you fly from Winnipeg, Edmonton, or Calgary you’ll generally have two layovers, with the first layover being in Vancouver and the next in Manila with Philippine Airlines. From Toronto, you will also have the first layover in Vancouver, except if you fly with Cathay Airlines, then your first stop is Hong Kong. From Montreal, the majority of flights are with Qatar Airways and Philippine Airlines with two layovers, one in Doha and the other in Manila. Other airlines operate through Montreal and also feature two layovers, but in cities such as Istanbul, Paris, Frankfurt, London, and then on to Singapore or Manila before touching down in Davao.
Davao city center is about 10 km away from the airport and there are a couple of options to get there. Transport to the city center includes private airport transfer, a Jeepney (a public bus), Grab (Southeast Asia’s Uber), or a taxi. Out of all these options, we recommend a taxi for convenience, pricing, and ease of travel. Taxis from the airport are metered and can take you directly to your hotel/city center for about C$ 4-7, depending on what part of the city you’re heading. Airport private transfer is more expensive than a taxi but gives you the same result. Jeepneys are not allowed at the airport, so you will have to walk to the main road with your luggage. Grab is essentially a taxi from the airport, but you’ll have to confirm your ride via the app and then pay an extra Grab fee.
Davao City has something for everyone. If you prefer sun and sand, you can take a short boat ride to Samal Island where you can snorkel, kayak, or dive amongst coral reefs or a sunken Japanese ship from WWII. If you’re more into hiking and land adventures, you can book a tour guide to take you on the four-day hike up and down the Philippines' highest mountain, Mount Apo. For shopping and food, you can explore the Aldevinco Shopping Center, which is full of all kinds of craft goods. After that, you can walk over to the Roxas Night Market and try local cuisines. Davao is also home to the Crocodile Park and the Philippine Eagle Center if you’re an animal enthusiast.
You do need a passport with a minimum of 6 months of validation from the date of your departure from the Philippines. You will also need to fill out a visa waiver online, known as the Philippine eTA before departing, which will allow you to stay in the country for up to 30 days. A good tip is to have an electronic and paper copy of this document for immigration once you’ve arrived. You’ll also need proof of transport out of the Philippines as well as accommodation information and proof of travel finances during your stay.
Booking a flight to Davao City Francisco Bangoy (DVO) is your only option if you intend on flying to Davao City. It is only a 6.9 km journey from Francisco Bangoy to Davao City’s city centre.