Saliva RT-PCR test is now accepted for Bohol travel. If a tourist stays for more than 5 days in Bohol, a repeat test (nasopharyngeal RT-PCR) is needed on the 5th day.
Planning a trip to the newly reopened Bohol? Make sure you’re well-prepared by reading all of these safety guidelines as well as a list of all of the tourist attractions, activities, and private establishments that are open to visitors.
Bohol is currently under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ).
Requirements for Entry
- Negative nasopharyngeal or saliva RT-PCR test result taken not more than seventy-two (72) hours before departure
- Pre-booked accommodation in DOT-accredited / UBE Seal establishments
- Itinerary of arriving guest
- Pre-booked tour with DOT-accredited tour operators
- QR Code (see below)
- For tourists entering the Municipality of Panglao, registration at the LGUs online portal, https://panglaolgu.gov.ph, is a must. Once registered, tourists will be issued a letter of acceptance. Moreover, a negative RT-PCR test result taken within 72 hours and a confirmed hotel booking from a DOT-accredited or an LGU monitored accommodation facility must be submitted to the online portal for the issuance of a Letter of Acceptance. No registration, no entry to the municipality. (Note that only guests who are staying in the Panglao municipality need to submit a Letter of Acceptance; those who are staying in the Dauis municipality do not need to get this letter.)
Steps in getting the QR Code
- Visit https://tourism.bohol.gov.ph to find a list of all DOT-accredited accommodation establishments, tour operators, and transport services.
- On the same website, click “Tourist Registration”.
- Wait for email confirmation, which will contain the download link for the tourist application and instructions on how to register for the QR Code.
- Make sure you have a printed copy of the QR Code once you enter Bohol.
- Upon arrival, the traveler will not be required to undergo quarantine and repeat testing unless they exhibit COVID-19 symptoms.
- If guests are staying in Bohol for more than five days, they must undergo a repeat nasopharyngeal RT-PCR test, and they will be asked to undergo quarantine at their accommodation until they receive a negative result.
- Children 4 years and below are exempted from the testing requirement.
- Tourists must have printed copies of the required documents on hand when they enter Bohol.
- Tourists are not allowed to have DIY tours, and they are highly discouraged from engaging in personal activities outside of the tourism bubble.
- Tourists are also highly discouraged from visiting and/or meeting with relatives and friends who are in Bohol. Should relatives and friends visit, they must present a negative RT-PCR test result taken 72 hours before their visit. Otherwise, they must undergo quarantine in the accommodation establishment for 14 days.
List of Bohol establishments open to tourists
- Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary
- Loboc River (river cruise)
- Loboc River Resort
- SUP stand up paddle boarding at Loboc River
- Water bikes at Loboc River
- Chocolate Hills Complex
- Solera’s ATV Rides
- Chocolate Hills Adventure Park
- The Acacia Glamping Park
- Alona Beach
- Balicasag Island (island hopping, snorkeling, dolphin watching, diving)
- Virgin Island
- Various Panglao accommodations
- Product display center (Antequera baskets)
- Punta Cruz
- Abatan River (community life tours)
- kayakasia Philippines
- Cambuhat River (village tour)
- Quinale Beach
- Lamanoc Island
- Anda Pearl Premier Resort
- Magic Oceans Dive Resort
- Parklane Bohol Resort and Spa
- Bluestar Dive Resort
- The Alicia Panoramic Park
- Philippine Carabao Center dairy store
- Fascination Farm
- MUSFA Organic Farm
- Ilihan Hill
- St. Michael the Archangel Parish
- Ching’s Calamay
- Philippine National Police: (+63 919) 414 0832
- Provincial Director’s Secretary: (+63 906) 942 0554, (+63 38) 411 4343
- Governor Celestino Gallares Hospital: (+63 38) 412 3181; (+63 38) 411 4831
- Holy Name University Hospital: (+63 38) 501 9946; (+63 38) 501 9947
- Ramiro Hospital: (+63 38) 411 3515; (+63 38) 411 4595
- Provincial Health Office (PHO): (+63 38) 411-0138 loc. 41034
- PHO Head: Dr. Cesar Thomar M. Lopez: (+63 920) 900 2868