Philippine destinations open for Travelers

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Philippine destinations open for Domestic Travelers

• Abra - Open to domestic tourists with a negative RT-PCR test result taken within 14 days, acceptance letter from Local Government Unit (LGU) of destination, and valid identification card. These are all required in order to get a Travel Coordination Permit (TCP) and Travel Pass-Through Permit (TPP) via S-Pass.

• Antique - Open to domestic tourists with a negative RT-PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to travel, after a 5-day strict quarantine from the point of origin, valid identification card, acceptance letter from the receiving LGU, and Traze/staysafe.ph

• Bacolod - Open to domestic tourists with negative RT-PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to arrival, online BaCTrac registration, online health declaration, approved travel coordination permit via S-Pass, registration in S-Pass and Staysafe.ph apps

• Baguio - Open to residents and domestic tourists. Guests should present a negative RT-PCR or rapid antigen or saliva test (conducted by Philippine Red Cross) taken within 72 hours prior to arrival, vaccination card, valid government identification card, and QR-coded tourist pass (QTP) registered at visita.baguio.gov.ph upon arrival at the checkpoint border. Present QTP to triage officers for updating of travel status. Read our Baguio guide for tourist requirements.

• Baler, Aurora - Open to domestic tourists with a negative RT-PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to arrival, valid identification card, and acceptance letter from the respective barangay

• Bataan - Open to domestic tourists from GCQ and MGCQ areas with negative RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours prior to arrival, confirmed booking, valid ID, health declaration form, and Get-Pass QR Code

• Batangas - Open to domestic tourists with valid identification card, health certificate, negative rapid antigen test result 48 to 72 hours prior to travel, and booking confirmation (Anilao diving sites open to tourists from GCQ and MGCQ with negative RT-PCR test result, proof of reservation, valid ID, and medical clearance).

• Bohol - Open to domestic tourists with a letter of confirmation from the LGU, negative RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival, and valid identification card

• Boracay - Open to domestic tourists from GCQ (General Community Quarantine) and MGCQ (Modified General Community Quarantine) locations only provided they have a negative RT-PCR or saliva RT-PCR test result 3 days prior to travel, valid identification card with Philippine residency, health declaration form, QR code, roundtrip plane tickets, and Staysafe.ph application for contact tracing is needed.

• Cebu Province - Open to domestic tourists. Based on the Province of Cebu’s Executive Order No. 12, persons traveling to the province for tourism must present a valid medical certificate issued by a reputable doctor within 7 days prior to travel date, proof of pre-booking at an accredited hotel or resort in the Province of Cebu, and pass symptoms checking or screening at the point of departure. Travelers coming from Bohol, Negros Oriental, and Negros Occidental who enter the Province of Cebu through all of its ports of entry shall be required to present a negative RT-PCR Test Result taken 72 hours prior to arrival or a negative Rapid Antigen Test Result taken at least 48 hours prior to arrival.

Cebu City - Open to domestic tourists with negative RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure is needed and a travel Coordination Permit (TCP) or Travel Pass Thru Permit (TPP) via S-PASS

Lapu-Lapu City - Open to domestic tourists. No requirements needed.

• Clark Freeport Zone - Open to domestic tourists with negative RT-PCR test results taken not more than 72 hours prior to arrival. Guests must comply with minimum public health standards during stay in the province.

• Ilocos Norte (including Laoag) - Open to tourists from GCQ & MGCQ areas with negative RT-PCR test or antigen test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

• Ilocos Sur - Open to domestic tourists with a negative RT-PCR test.

• Vigan - Open to domestic tourists only with a negative RT-PCR test

• La Union - Open to domestic tourists with negative RT-PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to arrival, QR-coded tourist pass, valid identification card, and a pre-booked arrangement from a Department of Tourism (DOT)-accredited tour operator

• Metro Manila (NCR) - Open to domestic tourists Guests must comply with minimum public health standards

• Pampanga - Open to domestic tourists with a negative RT-PCR test results taken not more than 72 hours prior to arrival. Guests must comply with minimum public health standards during their stay in the province.

• Pangasinan - Open to domestic tourists (except in ECQ and MECQ areas) provided they have a negative RT-PCR test result taken prior to arrival, registration at Pangasinan Tara Na website, and registration at S-Pass travel management system.

• Palawan (including El Nido, Coron, Puerto Princesa, San Vicente, Port Barton)

- El Nido - Open to residents and tourists’ part of the point-to-point travel bubble designated by the Department of Tourism.

- Coron, Palawan is currently in MGCQ from June 16 to June 30, 2021, but the local government has temporarily suspended recreational, leisure, and tourism activities until August 1, 2021

- Puerto Princesa, Palawan is currently in MECQ from June 16 to 30, 2021, and is closed for leisure travel. There is a temporary suspension of inbound flights of all incoming Returning Residents and Non-Government APORs from NCR Plus until June 23, 2021. This suspension does not include essential travel of APORs and Repatriated OFWs or Returning Overseas Filipinos who have been issued a DOH/BOQ quarantine certificate).

• Subic - Open to domestic tourists from NCR Plus and MGCQ areas with a negative RT-PCR test result prior to arrival, online registration on the Zambales Vis.IT.A application, complete travel documents, and booking confirmation at a DOT-accredited accommodation/establishment

• Tagaytay - Open to domestic tourists only

• Tarlac - Open to domestic tourists with complete travel requirements (travel pass, negative RT-PCR test and/or health certificate)

TIPS For Traveling during Pandemic!

Traveling during a pandemic can be challenging because of the travel requirements and restrictions imposed. Here are some helpful tips you can take note of when traveling in the Philippines during COVID-19:

1. Prepare your documents in advance based on the travel requirements of your destination's local government.

2. Pre-book your DOT-accredited hotel or resort

3. Not all local destinations have government-arranged transfers to/from the airport. You can book private transfers to/from the airport in advance.

4. Pre-book tours and activities with DOT-accredited tour operators only.

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