COVID-19 information & support
Tourists on White Beach, Boracay Island

Philippines Travel Requirements: Open Destinations for Leisure Tourism and Restrictions

Verified Expert
Jump to chapter

Traveler wearing face mask

Last updated: December 3, 2021

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has heavily affected the tourism industry. Leisure tourism is opening up in the Philippines but travel restrictions have been put in place to control the further spread of the virus.

For those who want to travel to the re-opened destinations and top tourist spots in the Philippines, we’ve collected the information you need to plan your vacation in the new normal. Read on to find out which Philippine destinations are open for leisure travel, what are their travel requirements and other restrictions and guidelines imposed by the national and local government units. 

Is the Philippines open for tourism?

International travelers: No. Currently, only Balikbayans who are nationals of non-visa required countries, former Filipinos, those traveling with a Filipino or former Filipino spouse or parent, and foreigners with valid and existing visas are allowed to enter the Philippines.



Domestic travelers: Yes (to re-opened destinations only and with restrictions)

Traveling within the Philippines is allowed for domestic tourists but is limited to select destinations and with restrictions. Some destinations only allow leisure travel for local residents. 

Can Foreigners Travel to the Philippines?

No. The executive order allowing fully vaccinated nationals of non-visa required countries in the Green List to enter the country has been temporarily suspended.

Are foreigners allowed to enter the Philippines now?

No. For countries that are under the Green and Yellow List, only the following foreigners are allowed to enter the Philippines:

  • Balikbayans under RA 6768 - This is limited to nationals from non-visa required countries under EO 408 and former Filipinos and those traveling with a Filipino or former Filipino spouse or parent. 

  • Foreign nationals with valid and existing visas - Those with a 9(a) visa are required to present an entry exception document from the country’s foreign post abroad.

Is it safe to travel to the Philippines now?

In terms of health, the national government and the local government units have safety guidelines in place to lessen the spread of COVID-19. These include the wearing of face masks, social distancing, and the requirement of a negative COVID-19 test result and/or a vaccination card or certificate when crossing local borders. Following these rules will reduce your chances of contracting the disease.

Tourist spots are generally safe, but it’s always best to be alert, make sure all your belongings are secure, and be cautious when interacting with strangers.

Are US citizens allowed to travel to the Philippines?

No. Only US citizens who are Balikbayans or traveling with a Filipino or former Filipino spouse or parent are allowed to travel to the Philippines. Those with valid and existing visas are also allowed.

What requirements are foreigners required to present to enter the Philippines?

Travel to the Philippines without a visa is restricted. Below are the following requirements for foreigners traveling to the Philippines:

Balikbayan

  • Must come from a non-visa required country under EO 408

  • Those traveling with their Filipino spouses and parents need to provide proof of filiation

Foreign nationals with valid and existing visas

  • Valid visa and ACR I-Card

  • Those with a 9(a) visa are required to present an entry exception document from the country’s foreign post abroad

All inbound travelers are also required to undergo quarantine at an accredited quarantine hotel or facility. The length of the quarantine depends on which classification their origin of country is in and the traveler's vaccination status, but each traveler must present a confirmed booking as part of the requirements for entry.



Green List Countries, Yellow List Countries, and Countries under the Philippine Travel Ban

The IATF has adopted three classifications for all countries and territories.

  • Green countries - Those that are classified as having a low risk for COVID-19 infections. 

  • Yellow countries - Those that are classified as having a moderate risk for COVID-19 infections

  • Red countries - Those that are classified as having a high risk for COVID-19 infections. 

Countries under the Green List

Those coming from Green List countries and are fully vaccinated need to present a negative RT-PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to their departure in their country of origin. Upon arrival, they need to undergo a 6-day quarantine in a government-approved facility. They need to have an RT-PCR test on their 5rd day of quarantine and will be released once they get a negative result. Regardless of the result, they are required to undergo home quarantine immediately after until their 14th day in the country.

Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated travelers from Green List countries also need to present a negative RT-PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to their departure in their country of origin. Upon arrival, they need to undergo 8 days of quarantine in a government-approved facility upon arrival in the Philippines. They need to take an RT-PCR test on the 7th day, and an additional 6 days of home quarantine after their facility-based quarantine.

Unvaccinated minors may be accompanied by a parent or guardian during quarantine.

There are currently 41 countries and territories on the list (effective November 26 to November 15, 2021):

  • American Samoa

  • Bhutan

  • Chad

  • China (Mainland)

  • Comoros

  • Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

  • Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

  • Federated States of Micronesia

  • Guinea

  • Guinea-Bissau

  • Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region of China)

  • India

  • Indonesia

  • Japan  

  • Kosovo

  • Kuwait

  • Kyrgyzstan

  • Malawi

  • Mali

  • Marshall Islands

  • Montserrat

  • Morocco

  • Niger  

  • Northern Mariana Islands

  • Oman

  • Pakistan

  • Palau

  • Paraguay

  • Rwanda

  • Saint Barthelemy

  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon

  • Saudi Arabia

  • Senegal  

  • Sierra Leone

  • Sint Eustatius

  • Sudan

  • Taiwan

  • Togo

  • Uganda

  • United Arab Emirates

  • Zambia

To check the updated list, visit the Bureau of Immigration’s website.

Countries under the Yellow List

Countries that are neither in the Green nor Red List are considered part of the Yellow List.

Those coming from Yellow List countries and are fully vaccinated need to present a negative RT-PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to their departure in their country of origin. Upon arrival, they need to undergo a 6-day quarantine in a government-approved facility. They need to have an RT-PCR test on their 5rd day of quarantine and will be released once they get a negative result. Regardless of the result, they are required to undergo home quarantine immediately after until their 14th day in the country.

Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated travelers from Yellow List countries also need to present a negative RT-PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to their departure in their country of origin. Upon arrival, they need to undergo 8 days of quarantine in a government-approved facility upon arrival in the Philippines. They need to take an RT-PCR test on the 7th day, and an additional 6 days of home quarantine after their facility-based quarantine.

Unvaccinated minors may be accompanied by a parent or guardian during quarantine.



Countries under the Red List

There is a Philippine travel ban to those coming from the countries included in the Red List. The only exceptions are Filipinos returning to the Philippines via government and non-government repatriation and bayahinan flights. 

There are 14 territories on the red list (effective November 28 to December 15, 2021):

  • Austria

  • Belgium

  • Botswana

  • Czech Republic

  • Eswatini

  • Hungary

  • Italy

  • Lesotho

  • Mozambique

  • Namibia

  • Netherlands

  • South Africa

  • Switzerland

  • Zimbabwe

Is an International Certificate of Vaccination (ICV) required by the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) to enter the Philippines?

An International Certificate of Vaccination (ICV) is accepted as proof of a traveler’s fully vaccinated status, but other documents may also be accepted in its place. These include a VaxCertPH digital vaccination certificate or a national/state digital certificate of the foreign government where they were vaccinated, which has accepted VaxCertPH under a reciprocal arrangement.

How to get an ICV

ICVs are issued by the country where you got the vaccine. If you got your vaccines in the Philippines, you can get your ICV by booking an appointment via icv.boq.ph. It costs PHP300, and a PHP70 convenience fee will also be charged. Alternatively, you can apply for a vaccination certificate via vaxcert.doh.gov.ph to prove your fully vaccinated status when entering the Philippines.

What to Do Upon Arrival at a Philippine Airport

After you land in the Philippines, you need to follow the guidelines set by the IATF. These include wearing face masks and face shields, filling up a Case Investigation Form (CIF), and using the Traze Mobile App. For the complete requirements and procedures for each airport, check this arrival guide.

Is quarantine required for international travelers entering the Philippines?

Yes. Depending on the traveler's vaccination status, they must quarantine at a government-approved hotel or facility for at least 6 days and continue their quarantine at home for at least 4 days.

Table on the number of quarantine days in the Philippines for fully vaccinated and partially vaccinated travelers



What To Do During the Stay at the Quarantine Hotel

From the airport, you need to go directly to your quarantine hotel. Wait for the confirmation of the schedule of your test. Should you exhibit symptoms before your scheduled test, you need to inform the hotel staff immediately so a medical officer can assess you. 

On the day of your test, present your passport and the other required documents. If your test results are negative, you will be released for home quarantine. However, if your test results are positive, you will be transferred to a hospital for treatment.

During your stay at your quarantine hotel, you won’t be allowed to leave your room, so make sure to pack your own entertainment and bring it along with you! Guide to the Philippines has Manila hotel quarantine packages with airfare from US and Canada that come with free virtual guided tours and interactive activities like the Intramuros Tour, Palawan Tour, Cordillera Tour, Filipino Language Class, Baybayin Class, Kapampangan Cooking Class, and Juan Luna Mystery Game.

For more details, please check this arrival guide

Airlines Flying to the Philippines 

These airlines have flights to the Philippines:

  • Philippine Airlines - The flag carrier currently has flights from Australia, Canada (including Vancouver (YVR) to Manila), Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vietnam, and the USA, including Los Angeles (LAX) to Manila, San Francisco (SFO) to Manila, Hawaii (HNL) to Manila, and New York (JFK) to Manila routes.

  • All Nippon Airways (ANA) - The airline has flights from Japan.

  • AirAsia - The airline has flights from China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand.

  • Aseana Airlines -The airline has flights from South Korea.

  • Cebu Pacific - The airline has flights from Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, and United Arab Emirates.

  • China Airlines - The airline has flights from Taiwan.

  • Emirates -  The airline has flights from the United Arab Emirates.

  • Etihad Airways - The airline has flights from the United Arab Emirates.

  • Japan Airlines - The airline has flights from Japan and the USA.

  • JetStar - The airline has flights from Singapore.

  • Korean Air - The airline has flights from South Korea and the USA.

  • Malaysia Airlines - The airline has flights from Malaysia.

  • Qatar Airways - The airline has flights from Qatar.

  • Singapore Airlines - The airline has flights from Singapore.

  • Thai Airways - The airline has flights from Germany, India, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Sweden, and Thailand.

  • Turkish Airlines - The airline has flights from Turkey.

Vaccines accepted in the Philippines

There are currently 8 COVID-19 vaccines which have Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Here is the list:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech 

  • AstraZeneca

  • Sinovac-Coronavac 

  • Sputnik V 

  • Janssen 

  • Covaxin

  • Moderna

  • Sinopharm

Which Philippine destinations don't have an RT-PCR test requirement for fully vaccinated travelers?

If you are vaccinated can you travel without COVID test?

Yes, fully vaccinated travel is available in the Philippines, but not for all destinations. Several destinations in the Philippines have opened to fully vaccinated tourists, exempting them from the requirement of obtaining a negative RT-PCR or rapid COVID test for travel.

Here is the list of destinations fully vaccinated travelers may visit without having to undergo a COVID-19 test (as of December 1, 2021)

Updated list of Philippine destinations open to fully vaccinated tourists without RT-PCR or Antigen Test requirement

Destinations in Luzon without RT-PCR for fully vaccinated:

  • Abra

  • Albay

  • Baguio

  • Baler

  • Bataan

  • Batangas

  • Benguet

  • Camarines Norte

  • Camarines Sur

  • Cavite

  • Clark

  • El Nido

  • Ilocos Norte (including Laoag)

  • Ilocos Sur (including Vigan)

  • Laguna

  • Occidental Mindoro

  • Oriental Mindoro

  • Nueva Ecija

  • Pampanga

  • Pangasinan

  • Puerto Galera

  • Subic Bay Freeport Area

  • Tagaytay

  • Tarlac

Destinations in Visayas without RT-PCR for fully vaccinated:

  • Aklan

  • Antique

  • Bacolod City

  • Bohol

  • Boracay

  • Capiz

  • Cebu

  • Dumaguete City

  • Eastern Samar

  • Guimaras

  • Iloilo

  • Leyte

  • Negros Occidental

  • Negros Oriental

  • Northern Samar

  • Ormoc

  • Romblon

  • Tacloban

Destinations in Mindanao without RT-PCR for fully vaccinated:

  • Bukidnon

  • Camiguin

  • Cotabato

  • Davao City

  • Davao de Oro

  • Davao del Norte

  • Davao del Sur

  • Davao Oriental

  • General Santos City

  • Misamis Occidental

  • Misamis Oriental

  • Sarangani

  • Sultan Kudarat

  • Sulu

  • Zamboanga City

  • Zamboanga del Norte

  • Zamboanga del Sur

  • Zamboanga Sibugay

Will you be able to travel without COVID vaccine?

Yes. Some destinations in the Philippines only require travelers to present a government-issued ID to enter, but others still have a negative RT-PCR test or antigen test result as part of the requirements before you can board a domestic flight in the Philippines. Some destinations also require a mandatory quarantine for travelers, as well as a negative test result after a number of days in the destination.

Which Top Philippine Destinations Have Opened for Domestic Travelers?

Here is a list of the top destinations in the Philippines that are now accepting domestic travelers including fully vaccinated individuals. Take note of their travel requirements for entry:

Baguio City

Baguio, located in Benguet of Northern Luzon, is a popular weekend getaway because of its cold climate. Also known as The City of Pines, it is home to family-friendly parks, cultural villages, and outdoor recreational sites like Camp John Hay.

Baguio City travel requirements for leisure travelers:

  • Must not come from areas with the following quarantine classifications: ECQ, MECQ, or Alert Levels 4 and 5.

  • Only fully vaccinated adults* are allowed in the city. They should present a full-dose vaccination card or a certificate showing the holder’s vaccination status.

  • For unvaccinated or partially vaccinated minors aged 12 to 17, they must present a negative RT-PCR test result or a negative antigen test result taken within 72 hours before arrival.

  • Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated minors aged 11 and below may be tested upon the discretion of their accompanying adults.

  • Valid ID

  • Pre-booking at accredited hotels in Baguio

  • Register with visita.baguio.gov.ph at least a day prior to your trip. You will be issued a QR-coded tourist pass (QTP) after your accommodation booking has been verified. You’ll need this QTP to enter the city. Note that only 2,000 individual registrations are allowed per day, and registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis. 

  • Must pass the health screening at the triage upon arrival

  • Read our Baguio travel guide for the travel requirements

*A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine

Batangas Province

Batangas is a popular destination near Manila famous for its mountains and heritage sites like Taal Volcano and Taal Heritage Town. Some of the best Batangas tourist spots are its beaches and islands like Fortune Island and Laiya Beach.

Batangas Province travel requirements for leisure travelers:

  • Valid ID

  • Booking confirmation at Batangas resorts or hotels

  • Some municipalities may have additional requirements, so check with the LGU of your destination prior to your travel. You can check this post for more information.

Bohol Island

Bohol is an island province in the Central Visayas region famous for its natural attractions, such as the geological formations of Chocolate Hills

Bohol Island travel requirements for leisure travelers:

  • Fully vaccinated individuals* are exempted from presenting a negative COVID-19 test result. They should instead present a Vaccination Certificate generated from vaxcert.doh.gov.ph. On October 30, it was announced that the province will also be temporarily accepting vaccination cards in lieu of the vaccination certificate. It will continue to do so until the DOH website (vaxcert.doh.gov.ph) is fully operational. 

  • For unvaccinated and partially vaccinated, a negative RT-PCR or saliva RT-PCR test result taken 3 days prior to travel. Children aged 11 and below are exempted from this requirement.
  • Valid ID

  • Travel Coordination Permit from s-pass.ph

  • Pre-booking at DOT-accredited Bohol resorts or hotels

  • Read our Bohol travel guide for the travel requirements

*A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine

Bohol tour packages with airfare and hotel by Guide to the Philippines

Boracay Island

Boracay Island is known for being home to one of the best beaches in the Philippines and the world. Its powdery white sands and clear blue waters in the 4 KM White Beach is a popular destination for both local and international travelers. 

Boracay Island travel requirements for leisure travelers:

  • Fully vaccinated* individuals are exempted from presenting a negative COVID-19 test result. This includes minors aged 12 to 17. They should present a vaccination certificate generated from vaxcert.doh.gov.ph or a vaccination card with a QR code. They may also present a vaccination certificate issued by the LGU of where they got vaccinated. If you were vaccinated outside the Philippines, a vaccination certificate or card issued abroad is also accepted.

  • For unvaccinated and partially vaccinated travelers, including minors aged 12 to 17, a negative RT-PCR or saliva test result taken 3 days prior to travel is required. 

  • Children aged 11 years old and below are exempted from the negative COVID-19 test requirement, but their guardian must fill out and submit a certificate of undertaking for traveling with minors which may be accessed here.

  • Valid ID with proof of Philippine residency or a passport for foreigners and OFWs

  • Roundtrip plane tickets via Caticlan Airport only

  • Pre-booking at DOT-accredited hotels and resorts in Boracay

  • Health declaration form at https://www.touristboracay.com/

  • QR code (sent by LGU upon confirmation of health declaration form and other requirements)

  • Read our Boracay travel guide for the travel requirements

*A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine

Boracay tour packages with airfare and hotel by Guide to the Philippines


Cebu City

Also known as the Queen City of the South, Cebu City is believed to be the oldest city in the country and is home to historical and cultural tourist attractions including Magellan’s Cross and Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebu. It is also where the famous Sinulog Festival takes place.

Cebu City travel requirements for leisure travelers:

  • Negative RT-PCR test result taken within 72 hours before arrival or a negative antigen test result taken within 48 hours prior to arrival or a negative saliva test result taken within 48 hours before arrival.

  • Fully vaccinated individuals* are exempted from presenting a negative COVID-19 test result. They should present a COVID-19 domestic vaccination card with a QR code that verifies their vaccination status or a vaccination certificate from vaxcert.doh.gov.ph.

  • Travel Coordination Permit (TCP) or a Travel Pass-Thru Permit (TPP) via s-pass.ph

  • Read our Cebu travel guide for the travel requirements 

*A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine

Cebu Province

The island province of Cebu is well-known for its cultural and natural landmarks, pristine beaches, and unique experiences like Monad Shoal thresher shark diving in Malapascua, Badian canyoneering to Kawasan Falls, and sardine run in Moalboal.

Cebu Province travel requirements for leisure travelers:

  • Valid ID

  • Roundtrip plane tickets

  • Filled-out Cebu public health passenger locator form

  • Medical certificate indicating that the traveler does not exhibit symptoms of the COVID-19 disease at the point of origin. The medical certificate should be issued within 24 hours before arrival.

  • Fully vaccinated* individuals are exempted from presenting a medical certificate. They must instead present a vaccination card or certificate that shows their fully vaccinated status.

  • Proof of pre-booking at accredited Cebu Province hotels or resorts

  • Read our Cebu travel guide for the travel requirements

Lapu-Lapu City travel requirements for leisure travelers:

  • Valid ID

Mandaue City travel requirements for leisure travelers:

  • Negative RT-PCR swab test result taken within 72 hours before arrival or a negative Antigen Test Result taken within 48 hours before arrival
  • Fully vaccinated individuals* are exempted from presenting a negative COVID-19 test result. They should present a COVID-19 domestic vaccination card issued by a legitimate vaccinating establishment or a Certificate of Quarantine Completion showing the holder’s vaccination status.
  • Pre-booking at Mandaue City hotels or resorts
  • Travel itinerary
  • Documents must be submitted to the City Tourism Office via tourism@mandauecity.gov.ph and mandaue_tourism@yahoo.com.ph

*A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine.

Coron, Palawan Island

While Coron is separated from mainland Palawan, it has the same natural wonders the province is famous for, like stunning beaches, beautiful islands, and breathtaking limestone cliffs. It’s also known for its clear freshwater lakes and wreck diving spots.

Coron, Palawan Island travel requirements for leisure travelers:

  • Starting November 15, 2021, fully vaccinated individuals* are allowed to enter Coron for leisure purposes. They must present a vaccination card as proof of their fully vaccinated status.

  • Negative RT-PCR test result taken within 72 hours from arrival

  • Approved travel application from s-pass.ph

  • Pre-booking in any of the DOT-accredited Coron hotels and resorts and tour agencies

  • A StaySafe.ph QR code for contact tracing while in Coron

  • Read our Coron travel guide for the travel requirements

*A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine

    El Nido, Palawan Island

    Thanks to its pristine beaches, clear turquoise waters, and limestone cliffs, El Nido is known as one of the best island destinations in the world. A popular activity among travelers is exploring its islands and lagoons via an island-hopping tour.

    El Nido, Palawan Island travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • For tourists coming from outside Palawan:

      • Starting November 22, fully vaccinated* individuals are exempted from presenting a negative COVID-19 test. They must instead present a vaccination certificate from vaxcert.doh.gov.ph or a vaccination card.

      • Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated travelers need to negative RT-PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

      • Pre-booking at DOT-accredited El Nido hotels and resorts

      • Roundtrip flight tickets

      • A QR-coded tourist ID from elnidotourism.ph or the El Nido Tourism mobile app which they can download from the App Store or Google Play

      • Registration and Travel Permit from s-pass.ph

    • For Palawan-based tourists:

      • Starting November 22, fully vaccinated* individuals are exempted from presenting a negative COVID-19 test. They must instead present a vaccination certificate from vaxcert.doh.gov.ph or a vaccination card.

      • Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated travelers need to negative antigen test result taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

      • Pre-booking at DOT-accredited El Nido hotels and resorts

      • A QR-coded tourist ID from elnidotourism.ph or the El Nido Tourism mobile app which they can download from the App Store or Google Play

      • Registration and Travel Permit from s-pass.ph

    • Read our El Nido guide for travel requirements

    *A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine

    Metro Manila

    Metro Manila is the National Capital Region of the country. In Manila, the capital city, you’ll find Rizal Park (commonly known as Luneta) and the walled district of Intramuros.

    Metro Manila travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Valid ID

    • Fully vaccinated* individuals who want to go on a staycation in Manila hotels are exempted from presenting a negative COVID-19 test. They must instead present a vaccination card that shows their fully vaccinated status upon check-in. 

    • Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals who want to go on a staycation need to present a negative swab or saliva-based RT-PCR test result taken within 48 hours before they check-in.

    • Areas under Alert Level 5 are not allowed for interzonal and intrazonal leisure travel, including staycations in Manila hotels

    • Read our Manila guide for travel requirements


    Related articles: 


    *A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine

    Surigao del Norte Province (including Siargao)

    Surigao del Norte is famous for Siargao Island, a tear-drop-shaped island that is known for being one of the top Philippines surfing spots. You can find here white sand beaches with turquoise waters and big waves in surf spots like Cloud 9. 

    Surigao del Norte Province and Siargao travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    Siargao tour packages with hotel stay by Guide to the Philippines

    Tagaytay City

    Because of its stunning views of Taal Volcano and Taal Lake coupled with its cool weather, Tagaytay City in Cavite province is a popular weekend destination for those living in nearby areas.

    Tagaytay City travel requirements for leisure travelers:



    Vigan, Ilocos Sur

    Vigan City in Ilocos Sur is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is known for its Spanish colonial-era buildings and cobblestone streets.

    Vigan, Ilocos Sur travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Fully vaccinated* individuals are exempted from presenting a negative COVID-19 test result provided they can present a valid vaccination card that shows their fully vaccinated status.

    • Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated travelers need to present a negative RT-PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to entry in the province.
    • Valid ID

    • A travel pass from ilocossur.tarana.ph

    • Pre-booking at DOT-accredited hotel in Vigan or with a DOT-accredited travel agent. Tourists are not allowed to stay in the private residences of their friends or family.

    • Read our Vigan travel guide for the travel requirements

    *A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine

    Other Luzon Destinations Open for Domestic Travelers

    Check out some of the other re-opened Luzon tourist spots in this list to explore beyond the popular destinations: 

    Abra Province

    Abra is a landlocked province in the Cordillera Administrative Region of the Philippines. It is famous for its waterfalls, caves, and other natural sites like the 206 KM Abra River.

    Abra Province travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Fully vaccinated* individuals are exempted from presenting a negative COVID-19 test. They must instead present a vaccination card that proves their fully vaccinated status.

    • Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated travelers need to show a negative antigen test taken within 7 days prior to arrival or a negative RT-PCR test result taken within 14 days prior to arrival and an acceptance letter from the Local Government Unit (LGU) of destination. Note that the LGU may prescribe a mandatory quarantine.

    • Valid ID

    *A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine

    Albay Province (including Legazpi City)

    Albay, a province in Bicol, is the home of Mayon Volcano, an active stratovolcano known for its perfect cone shape. This province is also home to natural sites, churches, islands and beaches, and more.

    Albay Province (including Legazpi City) travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Fully vaccinated* asymptomatic individuals are exempted from presenting a negative COVID-19 test. They must instead present their vaccination card that shows their fully vaccinated status.

    • For unvaccinated and partially vaccinated travelers, including children, a negative antigen test taken within 48 hours before arrival is required.

    • Note that symptomatic individuals will be turned over to the LGU of destination.

    • Registration via Albay Get-Pass https://www.getpass.ph/ for contact tracing purposes
    • Read our Legazpi guide for the travel requirements

    *A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine

    Baler

    Baler is a popular surfing town in the Philippines. Aside from being home to the surf spot called Sabang Beach, you can also find here the biggest Balete tree in Asia at the Balete Park and Millenium Tree.

    Baler travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Fully vaccinated* individuals are exempted from presenting a negative COVID-19 test and must instead show a vaccination certificate from vaxcert.doh.gov.ph

    • Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated individuals must present a negative RT-PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to arrival

    • Children 11 years old and below who are traveling with their parents only need to present a medical certificate that indicates that they are in good medical condition and have no history of COVID-19 symptoms for the last 14 days.

    • Valid ID

    • Registration with s-pass.ph and staysafe.ph

    • Pre-booking at any of the DOT-accredited Baler hotels and resorts

    *A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine

    Bataan Province

    Bataan Province is rich in historical, cultural, and natural attractions. This destination is home to World War II sites,  bird watching sites, turtle sanctuaries, waterfalls, mountains, and more. It is the location of Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, the first heritage resort in the Philippines.

    Bataan Province travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    *A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine

    Benguet Province

    Apart from Baguio City, Benguet is also home to Mount Pulag and its capital La Trinidad, which is famous for its strawberries and colorful hillside houses.

    Benguet Province travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Fully vaccinated* individuals are allowed entry into the province and are not required to present a negative COVID-19 test. They instead must present a vaccination card to show their fully vaccinated status.

    • For unvaccinated children aged 12 to 17, a negative RT-PCR test result must be submitted.

    • Children aged 11 and below are not required to present a negative COVID-19 test.

    *A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine

    Camarines Norte Province

    Camarines Norte in the Bicol region is a province known for its pristine beaches, islands, and waterfalls. It is home to Calaguas Islands, a group of islands and islets featuring powdery white sand and clear waters.

    Camarines Norte Province travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Fully vaccinated* individuals are exempted from presenting a negative COVID-19 test result and must instead show their vaccination cards as proof of their fully vaccinated status.

    • Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated individuals must have a negative RT-PCR or rapid antigen test result taken within 3 days prior to arrival

    • Cam Norte travel pass from camnortetravelpass.com 

    • Confirmed booking reservation from DOT-accredited Camarines Norte hotels and resorts

    *A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine

    Camarines Sur Province

    Camarines Sur in the Bicol region is a province known for its island-hopping destinations and watersports. Caramoan Islands, which is famous for its secluded white sand beaches and coves, is located in this province.

    Camarines Sur Province travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • From November 1 to 30, 2021, only fully vaccinated individuals are allowed to enter the province. They need to present their vaccinated card which proves their fully vaccinated status.

    • Valid ID

    • A Travel Coordination Permit (TCP) from s-pass.ph 

    *A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine

    Cavite Province

    Cavite is a province in the Calabarzon Region known for its historical and cultural attractions. It is home to the Emilio Aguinaldo Shrine and Museum, where the Philippine Declaration of Independence was declared. 

    Cavite Province travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Valid ID



    Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga

    Clark, Pampanga is located in Central Luzon, Philippines. Aside from being home to Clark International Airport, it is home to well-known cultural landscapes and natural attractions like the Clark Museum and Puning Hot Spring.

    Clark Freeport Zone travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Negative RT-PCR swab test result or negative antigen test result taken within 48 hours prior to arrival

    • Fully vaccinated individuals* are exempted from presenting a negative COVID-19 test result. They should present a COVID-19 domestic vaccination card issued by a legitimate vaccinating establishment whether local or foreign.

    • Compliance with minimum public health standards during their stay in the province

    *A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine

    Ilocos Norte Province

    Ilocos Norte is home to Laoag and Pagudpud, two must-visit places in the province. A trip to Ilocos Norte will allow you to check out Laoag tourist spots, which include historical spots like the Paoay Church, as well as the natural attractions of Pagudpud including Saud Beach.

    Ilocos Norte Province travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Starting December 1, 2021, fully vaccinated* individuals are exempted from presenting a negative COVID-19 test. They must instead show a valid vaccination card. However, those coming from Alert Level 4 need to present a negative RT-PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to arrival in the province or a negative antigen test result taken within 24 hours before arriving. They also have the option to take an antigen test upon arrival.

    • Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated travelers must show a negative RT-PCR test result taken within 72 hours from arrival or a negative antigen test taken within 24 hours before arrival. They can also take an antigen test taken upon arrival.
    • Registration at ilocosnorte.ph

    • Valid ID

    • Pre-booking with DOT-accredited Ilocos Norte hotels or resorts

    • QR code from safepass.asia

    *A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine

    Laguna Province

    The province of Laguna is known for Pagsanjan Falls and Mount Makiling, but it also has heritage sites like the town of Pila. It’s located around 40KM south of Manila.

    Laguna Province travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Valid ID



    La Union

    La Union, also known as the Surfing Capital of the North, is famous for being a laid-back surfing destination. Aside from Urbiztondo Beach, where numerous surfing activities and lessons are held, the province also offers a diverse set of attractions like Tangadan Falls and Poro Point & Lighthouse.

    La Union travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Fully vaccinated* individuals are required to present their vaccination card that shows their fully vaccinated status as well as a negative antigen test result taken within 3 days prior to arrival

    • Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals must show a negative RT-PCR test result taken within 3 days prior to arrival

    • Approved Tara Na Visita Travel Request and QR Code from tarana.ph

    • Valid ID

    • Pre-booked arrangement from a DOT-accredited tour operator

    *A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine 



    Nueva Ecija Province 

    Located in the Central Luzon region, the province of Nueva Ecija is home to Minalungao National Park and Pantabangan Lake.

    Nueva Ecija Province travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Fully vaccinated* individuals are exempted from showing a negative COVID-19 test result and instead need to present a COVID-19 domestic vaccination card issued by a legitimate vaccinating establishment.

    • Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated travelers must present a negative antigen test result.

    *A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine

    Nueva Vizcaya Province 

    The landlocked province of Nueva Vizcaya shares Mount Pulag with Benguet and Ifugao. The province is also known for its Ammungan Festival.

    Nueva Vizcaya Province travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Negative RT-PCR swab test result or negative antigen test result taken within 72 hours prior to arrival

    Occidental Mindoro Province

    Occidental Mindoro is located in the western half of the island of Mindoro. Apo Reef, the world’s second-largest contiguous coral reef, can be found in the waters of the province.

    Occidental Mindoro Province travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Negative RT-PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to arrival

    • Fully vaccinated individuals* are exempted from presenting a negative COVID-19 test result. They should present a COVID-19 domestic vaccination card issued by a legitimate vaccinating establishment or a Certificate of Quarantine Completion showing the holder’s vaccination status.

    • Prior coordination with the LGU of destination via s-pass.ph at least 72 hours before arrival

    • A Travel Coordination Permit or TCP which will be given after S-Pass registration is approved

    *A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine

    Oriental Mindoro Province

    Oriental Mindoro is located in the eastern section of Mindoro Island. The province is famous for its pristine beaches and beautiful waterfalls. The province also serves as the jump-off point for those who want to visit the majestic Mt. Halcon.

    Oriental Mindoro Province travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Negative RT-PCR swab test result taken within 24 hours before arrival

    • Fully vaccinated individuals* are exempted from presenting a negative COVID-19 test result. They should present a COVID-19 domestic vaccination card issued by a legitimate vaccinating establishment or a Certificate of Quarantine Completion showing the holder’s vaccination status.

    • Registration with s-pass.ph

    *A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine

    Pampanga Province

    Pampanga in Central Luzon is known as the Culinary Capital of the Philippines. One of the most famous Filipino foods that originated in Pampanga is sisig, which is made from chopped pork liver, cheeks, and ears. Pampanga is also known for its colorful festival called the Giant Lantern Festival held during Christmas season. 

    Pampanga Province travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Valid ID

    • Negative RT-PCR test result or negative antigen test result taken within 48 hours prior to arrival

    • Fully vaccinated individuals* are exempted from presenting a negative COVID-19 test result. They should present a COVID-19 domestic vaccination card issued by a legitimate vaccinating establishment whether local or foreign.

    • Compliance with minimum public health standards during their stay in the province

    *A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine



    Pangasinan Province

    Pangasinan is located in the Ilocos Region of Luzon and is famous for its Hundred Islands, which is made up of 124 beautiful islets dotting Lingayen Gulf. The province has several beaches, too, as well as waterfalls and caves.

    Pangasinan Province travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Should the LGU of destination require a negative COVID-19 test result, fully vaccinated individuals* are exempted from this requirement. They should present a COVID-19 domestic vaccination card issued by a legitimate vaccinating establishment or a Certificate of Quarantine Completion showing the holder’s vaccination status.

    • Some LGUs may require unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travelers to present a negative RT-PCR test result or a negative rapid antigen test result taken 48 hours prior to arrival.

    • Must not come from areas under ECQ, MECQ, Alert Level 4, or Alert Level 5

    • Valid ID

    • Registration with pangasinan.tarana.ph

    *A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine

    Puerto Galera

    Puerto Galera in Oriental Mindoro is famous for its white-sand beaches and unique dive sites. Visitors can also visit Tamaraw Falls, twin falls that are about 3 floors high.

    Puerto Galera travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Starting October 27, 2021, for unvaccinated and partially vaccinated travelers, the municipality will provide a free rapid antigen test at the Puerto Galera Molecular Laboratory Batangas Grand Terminal Branch. A negative RT-PCR test will no longer be required from unvaccinated or vaccinated travelers.

    • Fully vaccinated individuals* are exempted from the COVID-19 test requirement. They should instead present a COVID-19 domestic vaccination card or certificate issued by a legitimate vaccinating establishment that shows their fully vaccinated status.

    • Children aged 2 years old and below do not need to take the free rapid antigen test.

    • Registration with s-pass.ph

    • Tourists who are symptomatic upon arrival will not be allowed entry

    • Read our Puerto Galera travel guide for the travel requirements

    *A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine

    Quirino Province

    A landlocked province in  Cagayan Valley, Quirino is known for its many waterfalls and caves including Maddela Falls and Aglipay Caves.

    Quirino Province travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Negative RT-PCR test or negative rapid antigen test result taken within 48 hours prior to arrival

    Quezon Province

    Quezon Province is known for its colorful Pahiyas Festival. Travelers also frequent it for its beaches and mountains including Borawan Beach and Mt. Banahaw, the highest mountain in the region.

    Quezon Province travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    Rizal Province

    Rizal is one of the go-to destinations for those in the nearby destinations looking for a quick getaway. Here you can explore the Masungi Georeserve and the Pinto Art Museum. 

    Rizal Province travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Valid ID



    Sagada

    Sagada has continued to attract travelers thanks to its many unique tourist attractions, which include its Hanging Coffins and Mount Kiltepan’s sea of clouds.

    Sagada travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Only fully vaccinated* individuals aged 18 to 65 are allowed to enter Sagada for leisure purposes. They need to present a vaccination card or certificate showing their fully vaccinated status.

    • A negative RT-PCR test result (swab tests and saliva tests are both accepted) taken 72 hours before arrival in the municipality 

    • Pre-booking of at least one night at any of the DOT-accredited and LGU-certified Sagada hotels or resorts

    • Registration with umali-kayo.sagada.gov.ph

    • Must be aboard a personal or private vehicle when visiting Sagada

    • Read our Sagada travel guide for the travel requirements

    *A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine

    San Vicente, Palawan Island

    San Vicente is located in the northwestern area of Palawan and is known for Long Beach. At 14.7KM, it is the longest beach in the Philippines and the second-longest in Southeast Asia.

    San Vicente, Palawan Island travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Negative RT-PCR swab test result taken 48 hours prior to arrival (for domestic tourists). Negative antigen test result taken 24 hours prior to arrival (for Palawan-based tourists)

    • Palawan-based tourists who are fully vaccinated* do not need to present a negative antigen test result but must show a valid and complete vaccination card or a certification of complete vaccination from a local health office.

    • Valid ID

    • Proof of reservation at DOT-accredited San Vicente resorts or hotels 

    • Registration with sanvicentepalawan.gov.ph/tourism/

    • Coordination with the Tourism Office via 0917 854 5581 or 0999 400 1454

    • Roundtrip plane tickets

    • Registration with s-pass.ph

    • Travelers who will stay in San Vicente for more than 7 days must take an antigen test on their 7th day of stay.

    • Read our San Vicente guide for travel requirements

    *A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine

    Sorsogon Province

    The southernmost province in mainland Luzon, Sorsogon boasts of many natural wonders including Subic Beach. Nature lovers will also enjoy a visit to Bulusan Volcano Natural Park. 

    Sorsogon Province requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Valid ID

    • Negative RT-PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to arrival or negative swab antigen test result taken within 24 hours before arrival

    • Registration with StaySafe.ph

    Subic, Zambales

    Subic is a municipality of Zambales and lies northwest of Manila. Many travelers go to the Subic Bay Freeport Area where they can visit a zoo, an aquarium, and a forest trail.

    Subic Bay Freeport Area travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Valid ID

    • Those who are coming from a higher quarantine status or alert level and are over 65 years of age, have comorbidities, or are pregnant must be fully vaccinated*. They should present a COVID-19 domestic vaccination card issued by a legitimate vaccinating establishment or a Certificate of Quarantine Completion showing the holder’s vaccination status.

    *A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine



    Tarlac Province

    This landlocked province in Central Luzon is known for Mt. Pinatubo, parts of which you can explore with the help of 4x4 vehicles.

    Tarlac Province travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    Zambales Province

    Located in the Central Luzon region, Zambales is known for its many coves and beaches, including Anawangin Cove, Nagsasa Cove, and Capones Island.

    Zambales Province travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • For fully vaccinated individuals*, a negative antigen test result taken within 24 hours prior to arrival and a vaccination card from an authorized vaccination center is required. For Zambales, an individual is considered fully vaccinated a month after the final dose of their COVID-19 vaccine.

    • For unvaccinated and partially vaccinated travelers, a negative RT-PCR test result taken within 48 hours prior to arrival

    • Registration with visita.zambales.gov.ph 

    • Pre-booking with DOT-accredited Zambales resorts or hotels

    • Valid ID

    • Children 3 to 17 years old are allowed to enter the province. If they are traveling with a fully vaccinated parent or guardian, they need to have a negative antigen test result taken within 24 hours prior to arrival. If traveling with unvaccinated adults, they need to have a negative RT-PCR test result taken within 48 hours prior to arrival.

    • Children aged 2 and below are not allowed to enter the province.

    Other Visayas Destinations Open for Domestic Travelers

    Check out other must-see Visayas tourist spots in these re-opened destinations: 

    Aklan Province

    Aklan, a province in the Western Visayas Region, is famous for Boracay Island, a vacation spot among locals and international travelers. The province is also known for their cultural and natural attractions, as well as its annual Ati-Atihan Festival.

    Aklan Province travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • For fully vaccinated* individuals, they must present a vaccination certificate from vaxcert.doh.gov.ph or a locally issued vaccination card with a verificable QR code. Travelers may also submit a locally issued vaccination card with a certificate of vaccination with the contact details of the vaccination center

    • For unvaccinated and partially vaccinated travelers, a Negative RT-PCR test result taken within 3 days prior to arrival is required

    • Registration via touristboracay.com. You’ll need to fill out an Online Health Declaration Card (OHDC) and have a screenshot of this

    • Proof of identification with Philippine residency

    • Travel details (those travelling by air may only enter via Kalibo Airport)

    • Send the requirements at touristboracay@gmail.com 

    *A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine

    Antique Province

    Antique, a province in the Western Visayas Region, is blessed with natural resources. It is famous for its weaving sites, forests, mountains, beaches, and the Kawa Hot Bath in Tibiao.

    Antique Province travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Fully vaccinated individuals must present their COVID-19 vaccination card to prove their fully vaccinated status.
    • Unvaccinated individuals can enter without an RT-PCR test, but they must show a medical certificate stating that they are not eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. Otherwise, they will not be allowed entry into the province.

    • Valid ID

    • Pre-booking at DOT-accredited hotels and resorts in Antique

    • Registration with StaySafe.ph

    *A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine 

    Bacolod City

    Bacolod, a city located in Negros Occidental, is popular for its cultural attractions, local cuisine, and ancestral homes. Also known as the City of Smiles, it is home to the colorful festival in the Philippines called MassKara Festival.

    Bacolod City travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Fully vaccinated individuals* are exempted from presenting a negative COVID-19 test result. They should present a COVID-19 domestic vaccination card issued by a legitimate vaccinating establishment or a Certificate of Quarantine Completion showing the holder’s vaccination status. They are also exempted from the requirement of a travel coordination permit via s-pass.ph.

    • Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated travelers must have a negative RT-PCR test result taken within 3 days prior to arrival and an approved travel coordination permit via s-pass.ph.

    • Online BaCTrac registration

    • Online health declaration

    • Valid ID

    *A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine

    Capiz Province

    The province of Capiz is known as the Seafood Capital of the Philippines, thanks to its 80-KM coastline. Its capital Roxas City is home to the Manuel Roxas Shrine and the Roxas Cathedral.

    Capiz travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Fully vaccinated individuals* are exempted from presenting a negative COVID-19 test result. They should present a COVID-19 vaccination certificate from vaxcert.doh.gov.ph.

    • For unvaccinated and partially vaccinated travelers, a negative RT-PCR test result taken within 3 days prior to arrival

    • Travel Coordination Permit from s-pass.ph

    • A filled-out health declaration form that must be submitted prior to boarding

    *A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine

    Dumaguete City

    Dumaguete, The City of Gentle People, is a laid-back destination in Negros Oriental. The city is not only rich in history, but also in marine life as it is the gateway to Apo Island, a 24-hectare marine sanctuary, which is one of the most famous Dumaguete tourist spots.

    Dumaguete City travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Prior coordination with the Dumaguete LGU

    • Valid ID

    • Fully vaccinated* individuals are not required to present a negative COVID-19 test. They only need to present their vaccination card with certification issued by the local vaccination center or vaccination certificate from vaxcert.doh.gov.ph and a photocopy of the traveler’s vaccination card or the vaccination certificate from vaxcert.doh.gov.ph along with their valid ID and contact information on one page

    • For unvaccinated and partially vaccinated individuals, a negative antigen test result taken within 48 hours prior to arrival is required. They also need a photocopy of the traveler’s test result, valid ID, and contact information on one page 

    • Read our Dumaguete travel guide for the travel requirements

    *A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine

    Eastern Samar Province

    Eastern Samar is known for Homonhon Island,  where the explorer Ferdinand Magellan is thought to have first landed. Tourists also visit it for its nature parks and surf spots.

    Eastern Samar Province travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Valid ID

    Guimaras Island

    This island province located in the Western Visayas region is known for its beautiful beaches and its religious sites which include Navalas Church and Balaan Bukid Shrine.

    Guimaras Island Province travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Starting November 16, 2021, the province will be open to fully vaccinated* individuals. Before they are allowed entry to the province, they will be required to show a vaccination card or a vaccination certificate to prove their fully vaccinated status. 

    • Valid ID

    *A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine

    Iloilo Province (including Iloilo City)

    Iloilo, a province located in the Western Visayas Region, is well-known for its heritage churches, pilgrimage sites, delicious cuisine, and natural tourist spots. It is also home to a popular island-hopping destination called Islas de Gigantes.

    Iloilo Province (including Iloilo City) travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Fully vaccinated individuals* are exempted from presenting a negative COVID-19 test result. They should instead present a Vaccination Certificate generated from vaxcert.doh.gov.ph

    • For unvaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals, a negative RT-PCR or saliva RT-PCR test result 3 days prior to travel

    • QR code and Travel Coordination Permit (TCP) from https://spass.ph/

    *A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine

    Leyte Province

    Leyte is located in the Eastern Visayas Region, and many travelers flock to it for its tourist spots which include Kalanggaman Island and Lake Danao National Park.

    Leyte Province travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Valid ID

    Negros Occidental Province

    Negros Occidental is known as the Sugarbowl of the Philippines as it produces over half of the country’s sugar. In Talisay City you’ll find The Ruins, the remains of an ancestral mansion of the family of a sugarcane baron.

    Negros Occidental Province travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Negative RT-PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to arrival 

    • Fully vaccinated individuals* are exempted from presenting a negative COVID-19 test result. They should present a COVID-19 domestic vaccination card issued by a legitimate vaccinating establishment or a Certificate of Quarantine Completion showing the holder’s vaccination status.

    • Registration with s-pass.ph and StaySafe.ph

    *A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine

    Negros Oriental Province

    Negros Oriental is located in the Central Visayas region. Apart from its capital, the city of Dumaguete, the province is also known for Apo Island, a protected marine reserve that has become a popular diving and snorkeling spot.

    Negros Oriental Province travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Prior coordination with LGU of final destination. You can check the list of LGU contact details here.

    • Valid ID

    • Fully vaccinated* individuals are not required to present a negative COVID-19 test. They only need to present their vaccination card with certification issued by the local vaccination center or vaccination certificate from vaxcert.doh.gov.ph and a photocopy of the traveler’s vaccination card or the vaccination certificate from vaxcert.doh.gov.ph along with their valid ID and contact information on one page

    • For unvaccinated and partially vaccinated individuals, a negative antigen test result taken within 48 hours prior to arrival is required. They also need a photocopy of the traveler’s test result, valid ID, and contact information on one page

    *A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine

    Northern Samar Province

    Northern Samar is known for the geologic rock formations that can be found in Biri Island as well as the pink sand beach of Sila Island.

    Northern Samar Province travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Valid ID

    • Acceptance letter from the LGU of destination

    • Registration via safecatarman.today

    Ormoc City

    This port city in Leyte in Eastern Visayas is the province’s largest. One of its most popular attractions is Lake Danao, a lake that is shaped like a guitar and is volcanic in origin.

    Ormoc City travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Valid ID

    • Negative RT-PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to arrival or a negative antigen certification by a licensed medical professional 

    • Fully vaccinated individuals* are exempted from presenting a negative COVID-19 test result. They should present a COVID-19 domestic vaccination card issued by a legitimate vaccinating establishment or a Certificate of Quarantine Completion showing the holder’s vaccination status.

    • Ormoc QR code which travelers can get via safeormoc.com

    *A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine

    Romblon Province

    Romblon is known as the Marble Capital of the Philippines as it is one of the biggest producers of marble in the country.  Tourists often visit the province to see its stunning unspoiled beaches, including Bon Bon Beach and Tiamban Beach.

    Romblon province travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • For fully vaccinated* travelers coming from Alert Levels 1, 2, and 3, registration with s-pass.ph, a vaccination card that shows their fully vaccinated status, and an acceptance letter from the LGU of destination

    • For fully vaccinated* travelers coming from Alert Levels 4 and 5, a negative RT-PCR test result taken within 72 hours from arrival, registration with s-pass.ph, a vaccination card that shows their fully vaccinated status, and an acceptance letter from the LGU of destination

    • For unvaccinated and partially vaccinated individuals, a negative RT-PCR test result taken within 72 hours from arrival,  registration with s-pass.ph, and an acceptance letter from the LGU of destination. They are also required to undergo a 7-day quarantine.

    • Unvaccinated minors must undergo quarantine with a parent or guardian.

    *A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine

    Siquijor Island

    Siquijor is an island province located in Central Visayas. Many people believe the island to be enchanted and one of its top attractions is a centuries-old Balete tree and the natural spring that flows beneath it.

    Siquijor Island travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Valid ID

    • Travel Coordination Permit from s-pass.ph

    • Fully vaccinated individuals* should present a COVID-19 domestic vaccination card issued by a legitimate vaccinating establishment or a Certificate of Quarantine Completion showing the holder’s vaccination status and a negative antigen test result taken within 72 hours from their arrival on the island. Those staying more than 96 hours are required to have a repeat rapid antigen test.

    • Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated individuals must present a negative RT-PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. They also must undergo facility quarantine. If they test negative on their 5th day of stay, they will be released from quarantine.

    • Partially vaccinated children who are aged 12 to 17 and unvaccinated children aged 11 and below are required to have a negative antigen test result taken within 72 hours from their arrival. They also need to be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult.

    • Travelers who are confirmed recovered COVID-19 cases must present a medical certificate showing that they have recovered and are not infectious. 

    *A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine

    Tacloban City

    Located in Eastern Visayas, Tacloban City is home to the Sto. Nino Shrine and Heritage Museum, where you can see artworks and artifacts dating back from the Marcos era.

    Tacloban City travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Valid ID

    Other Mindanao Destinations Open for Domestic Travelers

    There are a lot of Mindanao tourist spots to explore. Check out these destinations that are also open to domestic tourists: 

     

    Bukidnon Province

    Known as the food basket of Mindanao, Bukidnon is a major producer of rice and sugarcane. It is famous for its natural attractions, including Mount Kitanglad and Mindamora Falls.

    Bukidnon Province travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Fully vaccinated* individuals are exempted from presenting a negative RT-PCR test result provided they can present a complete COVID-19 vaccination card or certificate.

    • Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travelers must secure a negative RT-PCR test result taken within 72 hours before their arrival. 

    • Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated minors are not required to present a negative COVID-19 test provided they are traveling with a fully vaccinated parent or guardian.

    • Valid ID

    *A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine

    Camiguin Island

    Camiguin Island is located in the Northern Mindanao region which is famous for its many natural attractions, including White Island, Mantigue Island, and Tuasan Falls. It’s also known for its Lanzones, and every October, the province holds the Lanzones Festival.

    Camiguin Island travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Only fully vaccinated individuals* are allowed to enter Camiguin for leisure purposes, and a vaccination card or document showing the traveler’s fully vaccinated status is required. Starting November 15, 2021, fully vaccinated travelers do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

    • Pre-booking at LGU-accredited hotels and resorts in Camiguin

    • Visit cleancamiguinqr.com, fill out the Health Declaration Form, and upload the other requirements. You will be given an ID with a QR code that you need to print out.

    • Those staying more than 5 days must take an antigen test on their 5th day in the province.

    • Read our Camiguin travel guide for the travel requirements

    *A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine

    Cotabato City 

    Cotabato City, located in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, is full of waterfalls, lakes, and other natural attractions. 

    Cotabato City travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Fully vaccinated individuals* are exempted from presenting a negative RT-PCR test result provided they can present a complete COVID-19 vaccination card or certificate.

    • Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travelers must secure a negative RT-PCR test result taken within 3 days prior to arrival.

    • A QR Code from the Cotabato City Contact Tracing Website or from the COVID-19 Contact Tracing System (CCTS)

    *A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine

    Davao City

    Davao City is the most populous city in Mindanao and is home to Eden Nature Park and the Philippine Eagle Center.

    Davao City travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Starting November 16, 2021 until January 15, 2022, no documents are needed to enter Davao City except for those that will be needed for security checks, such as a valid ID. This is valid for all travelers regardless of their vaccination status.

    Davao Region

    Davao, the Crown Jewel of Mindanao, is blessed with natural attractions. It is the home to the Philippine Eagle Center (sanctuary of the National Bird of the Philippines) the pristine Samal Island, and Mount Apo, the highest mountain in the Philippines. 

    Davao de Oro travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Valid ID

    Davao del Norte travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Valid ID

    • Those visiting Samal Island need to be fully vaccinated* and must be able to present a vaccination card to prove their fully vaccinated status.



    Davao del Sur travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Valid ID

    Davao Occidental travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    Davao Oriental travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Valid ID

    • Those visiting Mati City who are fully vaccinated* are exempted from presenting a negative COVID-19 test but must be able to present a vaccination card to prove their fully vaccinated status. Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated individuals traveling to Mati City need to present a negative RT-PCR test result.

    *A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine

    Read our Davao travel guide for the travel requirements

    General Santos City

    Located in the Soccsksargen Region, General Santos City is known for its tuna. You can visit the city’s Fish Port Complex for fresh tuna or even attend the Tuna Festival in September.

    General Santos City travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Fully vaccinated* individuals are exempted from presenting a negative COVID-19 test and from undergoing quarantine. They must present proof of their fully vaccinated status like a vaccination certificate or card.

    • Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated travelers need to present a negative RT-PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to their arrival. They also need to undergo the mandatory quarantine requirements.

    *A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine

    Lanao Del Norte Province

    Lanao del Norte can be found in the Northern Mindanao region. It’s famous for its natural attractions, including Tinago Falls and Maria Cristina Falls.

    Lanao del Norte Province travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Valid ID

    • Travel itinerary or booking confirmation

    • Negative RT-PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to arrival if coming from a high-risk area based on the IATF declaration

    • Entry permit from the local municipal government if staying more than 7 days

    • Travelers may be denied entry if they have symptoms

    Misamis Occidental Province

    Located in the Northern Mindanao region, Misamis Occidental is famous for its beaches, seafood, and one of the most popular tourist spots in the province, Sapang Dalaga Falls.

    Misamis Occidental Province travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Valid ID

    • Fully vaccinated individuals* are exempted from showing a negative COVID-19 test result and instead need to present a COVID-19 domestic vaccination card issued by a legitimate vaccinating establishment.

    • Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated travelers must present a negative antigen test result taken 72 hours from their arrival.

    • Minors are exempted from presenting a negative COVID-19 test result if they are traveling with a parent or guardian who is fully vaccinated.

    *A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine

    Misamis Oriental Province

    Misamis Oriental is famous for its many natural attractions including Mapawa Nature Park. Its capital Cagayan de Oro is known as “The City of Golden Friendship.” 

    Misamis Oriental Province travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Fully vaccinated individuals* are exempted from showing a negative COVID-19 test result and instead need to present a COVID-19 domestic vaccination card issued by a legitimate vaccinating establishment.

    • Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated travelers must present a negative RT-PCR test result taken 72 hours from their arrival.

    *A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine

    Sarangani Province

    The province of Sarangani is full of natural attractions including Gumasa Beach, Nalus Falls, and Pinol Cave.

    Sarangani Province travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Fully vaccinated individuals* are exempted from showing a negative COVID-19 test result and instead need to present a COVID-19 domestic vaccination card issued by a legitimate vaccinating establishment.

    • Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated travelers must present a negative RT-PCR test result.

    *A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine

    South Cotabato Province

    South Cotabato is located in Southern Mindanao and is known for its T’nalak Festival which is held in July to celebrate the anniversary of the province.

    South Cotabato Province travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Valid ID

    • Registration with s-pass.ph

    • Travelers coming from areas with a high number of  COVID-19 cases and or a higher quarantine status are required to undergo a 7-day quarantine and an RT-PCR test on the 5th day.

    Sultan Kudarat Province

    The province of Sultan Kudarat is located in the southwestern portion of Mindanao. It is known as one of the top producers of coffee in the Philippines and for its many caves that you can explore.

    Sultan Kudarat Province travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Valid ID

    Sulu Province

    Sulu Province is part of the Sulu Archipelago in Mindanao and is home to Bangas Island and the Walled City in Jolo.

    Sulu Province travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Valid ID

    • Fully vaccinated* individuals are exempted from presenting a negative COVID-19 test and instead must present a vaccination card that proves their fully vaccinated status.

    • Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated travelers need to secure a negative RT-PCR test result.

    *A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine

    Zamboanga City

    Known as the City of Flowers, Zamboanga City is host to what is arguably one of the biggest Flores de Mayo (Flowers of May, a flower festival) celebrations and the colorful Regatta de Zamboanga vinta race in the Philippines.

    Zamboanga City travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Fully vaccinated* individuals are exempted from presenting a negative COVID-19 test and instead must show a vaccination card as proof of their vaccination status. However, those coming from areas under Alert Levels 4 and 5 need to present a negative antigen test result taken within 24 hours before arrival.

    • Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated travelers need to present a negative RT-PCR test taken within 5 days prior to their arrival.

    • Registration via s-pass.ph

    • Travel itinerary

    • Pre-booking with any of the DOT-accredited Zamboanga hotels or resorts

    • Roundtrip ticket

    • All requirements must also be emailed to destinozamboanga@gmail.com.

    • Read our Zamboanga City guide for the travel requirements

    *A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine

    Zamboanga del Norte (including Dipolog City)

    Zamboanga del Norte is known for Dakak Park and Beach Resort, which boasts of a white-sand beach 800 meters long. 

    Zamboanga del Norte travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Fully vaccinated* individuals are exempted from presenting a negative COVID-19 test if they are coming from areas under Alert Level 3 and below. They instead need to present their vaccination card that shows their vaccination status. Those coming from Alert Levels 4 and 5 still need to present a negative antigen test result taken within 72 hours from arrival in the province.

    • Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated travelers need to present a negative RT-PCR test taken within 5 days prior to arrival and a travel coordination permit or TCP from s-pass.ph.

    • Children 11 years old and below are exempted from the testing requirement provided that their adult companions have complete requirements.

    • Valid ID

    *A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine

    Zamboanga del Sur

    Visiting Zamboanga del Sur will give you the chance to visit its top tourist attractions which include Puting Balas Sandbar and Pulacan Falls.

    Zamboanga del Sur travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Fully vaccinated* individuals are exempted from showing a negative COVID-19 test result and instead need to present a COVID-19 domestic vaccination card issued by a legitimate vaccinating establishment.

    • Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated travelers must present a negative antigen result.

    *A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine

    Zamboanga Sibugay

    The province of Zamboanga Sibugay is located in the Zamboanga Peninsula in Mindanao and is known for tourist spots like Buluan Island and Malagandis Falls.

    Zamboanga Sibugay travel requirements for leisure travelers:

    • Fully vaccinated* individuals are exempted from showing a negative COVID-19 test result and instead need to present a COVID-19 domestic vaccination card issued by a legitimate vaccinating establishment.

    • Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated travelers must present a negative RT-PCR test result.

    *A fully vaccinated individual is someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine

    Which Philippine Destinations are Open for Residents Only?

    • Apayao

    • Batanes

    • Biliran

    • Butuan City

    • Cagayan

    • Cagayan De Oro

    • Dinagat Islands

    • Ifugao Province

    • Isabela

    • Lanao del Sur

    • Masbate

    • Puerto Princesa, Palawan

    • Sagada

    • Surigao del Sur

    • Tacurong City

    • Tawi-Tawi

    Who are allowed to travel under the different Community Quarantine tiers in the Philippines?

    The national government in the Philippines, through the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF), has imposed tiers of quarantine (community quarantine) per region which are also the basis for which industries and activities are allowed to open/operate. 

    Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ)

    • Health and emergency frontline service personnel

    • Government officials and frontline personnel

    • Humanitarian assistance actors (HAA) with authorization

    • Persons traveling for medical/humanitarian reasons

    • Persons going to the airport for travel abroad

    • Repatriated Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) and Overseas Filipinos (OF) returning to their residence

    • Other persons transported through the efforts of the national government.

    • Priests, Pastors, Imams, or other religious ministers conducting necrological services

    • Immediate family members of the deceased (from non-COVID causes) attending the wake

    • Individuals who are working in veterinary clinics

    • Individuals who are working as security personnel in operational industries

    • Persons who will report to work for industries that are allowed to operate

    • Persons who need emergency medical aid or assistance

    • Persons with quarantine passes who will get essentials like food and medicine

    Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ)

    • Health and emergency frontline service personnel

    • Government officials and frontline personnel

    • Humanitarian assistance actors (HAA) with authorization

    • Persons traveling for medical/humanitarian reasons

    • Persons going to the airport for travel abroad

    • Repatriated Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) and Overseas Filipinos (OF) returning to their residence

    • Other persons transported through the efforts of the national government.

    • Priests, Pastors, Imams, or other religious ministers conducting necrological services

    • Immediate family members of the deceased (from non-COVID causes) attending the wake

    • Individuals who are working in veterinary clinics

    • Individuals who are working as security personnel in operational industries

    • Persons who will report to work for industries that are allowed to operate

    • Persons who need emergency medical aid or assistance

    • Persons with quarantine passes who will get essentials like food and medicine

    General Community Quarantine (GCQ)

    • Health and emergency frontline service personnel

    • Government officials and frontline personnel

    • Humanitarian assistance actors (HAA) with authorization

    • Persons traveling for medical/humanitarian reasons

    • Persons going to the airport for travel abroad

    • Repatriated Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) and Overseas Filipinos (OF) returning to their residence

    • Other persons transported through the efforts of the national government.

    • Priests, Pastors, Imams, or other religious ministers conducting necrological services

    • Immediate family members of the deceased (from non-COVID causes) attending the wake

    • Individuals who are working in veterinary clinics

    • Individuals who are working as security personnel in operational industries

    • Persons who will report to work for industries that are allowed to operate

    • Persons who need emergency medical aid or assistance

    • Persons who will get or buy essentials like food and medicine

    • People traveling within the country with a secured Travel Authority document

    • Individuals attending important gatherings with 10 or fewer people

    • Individuals traveling to places under GQC and areas not under quarantine, except for leisure purposes

    • Students going to school once face-to-face classes are allowed

    Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ)

    • Movement for people in areas under MGCQ with the enforcement of required minimum health standards

    • Resumption of all work in the private and public sectors at full capacity with the enforcement of required minimum health standards

    • Public transportation with the enforcement of required minimum health standards

    • Use of private vehicles, motorcycles, and bicycles 

    • Resumption of all flights will resume with the enforcement of required minimum health standards.

    • Work operations in government offices with the enforcement of required minimum health standards

    • Normal physical classes in schools with the enforcement of required minimum health standards

    • Gatherings (including religious gatherings) of up to 10 people with the enforcement of required minimum health standards

    Tips for Traveling in the Philippines during COVID-19

    Tourists on White Beach, Boracay Island

    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 or book Philippines package deals that include accommodations, flights, and transfers. For international travelers, we recommended pre-booking Manila Quarantine hotel packages that include airfare, hotel stay for the mandatory quarantine, daily meals, RT-PCR swab test, and airport transfer.

    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.