Palawan Travel Advisory

Travel Philippines

Jul 01, 2022

Before you enter Palawan’s paradise, take note of all the important travel advisories and guidelines to keep both tourists and locals safe.

Alert Level Status

  • The province of Palawan is on Alert Level 2, except for the city of Puerto Princesa and the Municipalities of Cagayancillo and Culion which are on Alert Level 1.

Movement Guidelines

  • Under Alert Level 2, intrazonal and interzonal movement shall be allowed. However, reasonable restrictions may be imposed. MICE venues, tourist attractions, and dining establishments are allowed to operate following the 70% capacity rule for outdoor venues and 50% capacity rule for indoor venues.
  • For areas under Alert Level 1, travel within and between zones is allowed. MICE venues / activities, tourist attractions, DOT-accredited hotel staycations, and dining establishments, meanwhile, are allowed to fully operate at 100%.

Tourist Entry Requirements

EL NIDO

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Make sure to book tours through DOT-accredited and licensed tour agencies and booking agents.
  • Get a copy of your supplier's company policies covering possible scenarios such as rebooking of your stay and activities (should the need arise).
  • International tourists/children 11 yrs and below shall comply with the COVID-19 testing and/or quarantine protocols of accompanying parents/guardians

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR FULLY VACCINATED TOURISTS

  • DOT-accredited booking confirmation
  • Roundtrip tickets
  • Vaxcert accomplished via vaxcert.doh.gov.ph or vaccination card
  • Valid ID
  • Approved S-PaSS

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR NON-VACCINATED / PARTIALLY VACCINATED TOURISTS

  • Negative RT-PCR test result (from a DOH-accredited facility) taken within the last 48 hours before travel
  • DOT-accredited booking confirmation
  • Roundtrip tickets
  • Valid ID
  • Approved S-PaSS

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR MINORS 11 YEARS OF AGE AND BELOW

  • Birth certificate and/or ID with date of birth
  • DOT-accredited booking confirmation
  • Compliance of COVID-19 testing requirement of accompanying parents or guardians

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL TOURISTS

Approved and updated One Health Pass implying the submission/accomplishment of the following through the Bureau of Quarantine:

  • Acceptable proof of vaccination based on existing IATF guidelines
  • One Health Pass - make sure to still have this with you
  • Passports at least 6 months valid at the time of their arrival to the Philippines
  • Travel insurance for COVID-19 treatment costs from reputed insurers with a minimum coverage of USD35,000 for the duration of their stay in the Philippines
  • DOT-accredited booking confirmation
  • Roundtrip tickets to and from El Nido, Palawan

CORON

Fully vaccinated tourists (12 years old and above):

  • Vaccination card, valid ID, and confirmed DOT-accredited and LGU licensed hotel and tour/diving bookings

Partially and non-vaccinated (12 years old and above):

  • Negative RT-PCR test result conducted within 72 hours by any DOH-accredited laboratory, valid ID, and confirmed DOT-accredited and LGU licensed hotel and tour/diving bookings

Children 5-11 years old:

  • If the accompanying legal parents/guardians are vaccinated, COVID-19 tests are NO LONGER REQUIRED
  • If the accompanying parents or guardians are partially vaccinated or unvaccinated, a negative RT-PCR test result taken 72 hrs prior to travel from a DOH-licensed laboratory is needed

Children below 5 years old:

  • Birth certificate or passport to prove his/her age

CULION

Fully vaccinated tourists:

Partially and non-vaccinated:

  • Approved S-PaSS travel application upon submission of: negative RT-PCR or saliva (Red Cross) test result taken within 72 hrs or a negative antigen test result taken within 24 hrs prior to departure, booking through a DOT-accredited establishment

Children below 5 years old:

  • Birth certificate
  • Confirmed DOT-accredited and LGU licensed hotel and tour/diving booking

Notes: Historical day tours in the mainland must be facilitated by a local tour operator or community guide. Application to Travel Coordination Permit shall be applied at least 24hrs before travel date. Travelers shall contact EOC Culion hotline numbers: +63 935-4741064 / +63 938-0812846. For approval of S-PASS, contact EOC Coron: +63 956-2294125 / +63 945-6925879 / +63 945-6926123

PUERTO PRINCESA

MOVEMENT GUIDELINES

  • No more limit on the length of stay of tourists

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR FULLY VACCINATED TOURISTS

  • COVID-19 vaccination card
  • Valid ID
  • Roundtrip tickets

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR NON-VACCINATED / PARTIALLY VACCINATED TOURISTS

  • Negative antigen test result valid within 24 hrs before travel
  • Valid ID
  • Roundtrip tickets

SAN VICENTE

Fully vaccinated tourists coming from within palawan:

  • Vaccination card or certificate from VaxCert

Partially and non-vaccinated tourists coming from within palawan:

  • Negative antigen test result

Fully vaccinated tourists coming from outside palawan:

Partially and non-vaccinated tourists coming from within palawan:

Always bring proof of identity (valid ID); children 10 years old and below are not required to undergo antigen test as long as accompanying parent / guardian submits to above requirements

BUSUANGA

Fully vaccinated tourists (12 years old and above):

  • Vaccination card, valid ID, and confirmed DOT-accredited and LGU licensed hotel and tour/diving bookings

Partially and non-vaccinated (12 years old and above):

  • Negative RT-PCR test result conducted within 72 hours by any DOH-accredited laboratory, valid ID, and confirmed DOT-accredited and LGU licensed hotel and tour/diving bookings

Children 5-11 years old:

  • If the accompanying legal parents/guardians are vaccinated, COVID-19 tests are NO LONGER REQUIRED
  • If the accompanying parents or guardians are partially vaccinated or unvaccinated, a negative RT-PCR test result taken 72 hrs prior to travel from a DOH-licensed laboratory is needed

Children below 5 years old:

  • Birth certificate or passport to prove his/her age

Emergency Contacts

For health concerns, please contact any of the following:

  • Ospital ng Palawan
  • Culion Sanitarium and General Hospital
    • (+63 48) 433 7743; (+63 48) 759 3956 to 12
    • doh_culsan@yahoo.com.ph
  • For tourism-related concerns, please contact the Palawan Provincial Tourism Office at (+63 977) 368 8207 or at (+63 947) 392 3139.
  • For safety and security, please contact the Palawan Police Provincial at (+63 48) 433 4363.
  • Covid Hotline or other health hotlines Provincial IATF Focal Person - Dr. Jeremias Y Alili 09177756640

List of RT PCR labs available (DOH Accredited)

  • Ospital ng Palawan 220 Malvar Road, Barangay San Miguel, Puerto Princesa, 5300 Palawan
  • Culion Sanitarium and General Hospital Robert St., Brgy Tiza, Culion, Palawan 5315

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