Palawan Travel Advisory

Travel Philippines

Jan 18, 2022

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

Entry Requirements

EL NIDO

GENERAL GUIDELINES

  • No age restrictions
  • Coordinate with El Nido Municipal Tourism Office for the approval of your S-PaSS travel permit
  • When submitting documents (booking and tickets), please upload these in word or PDF.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR FULLY VACCINATED TOURISTS

  • Approved S-PaSS travel application
  • Vaxcert accomplished via vaxcert.doh.gov.ph or vaccination card
  • Hotel Booking at DOT-accredited establishment
  • Roundtrip ticket
  • Valid ID

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR NON-VACCINATED / PARTIALLY VACCINATED TOURISTS

  • Approved S-PaSS travel application
  • Negative RT-PCR test result taken within the last 72 hours before travel
  • Hotel Booking at DOT-accredited establishment
  • Roundtrip ticket
  • Valid ID

CORON

GENERAL GUIDELINES

  • Only fully vaccinated domestic tourists are allowed to enter. Minors must be accompanied by fully vaccinated parents / guardians / elder siblings.
  • Minors must also present a negative RT-PCR test result conducted within 72 hrs if coming from outside Palawan. While those coming from within Palawan (except Calamianes) must present a negative Antigen test result conducted within 24 hrs.
  • Multiple hotel bookings are allowed as long as these are booked and submitted during the S-PaSS application. Hotel transfer on-site is not available.
  • Exclusive joiner tour/diving is allowed as long as it is booked and submitted during S-PaSS application. Tour and diving transfer on-site is not available.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Approved S-PaSS travel application
  • Valid ID
  • Vaccination card
  • Negative antigen test result (QR coded with attached receipt) or negative saliva test result (through the Philippine Red Cross) - should be conducted within 24 hours before boarding any mode of transporation.
  • Confirmed accommodation, tour or diving booking/itinerary
  • Roundtrip ticket

CULION

GENERAL GUIDELINES

  • Bubble system must apply.
  • Only DOT-accredited establishments are allowed to open using Point-to-Point system.
  • Only fully vaccinated guests are allowed.
  • With age restriction

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Approved Travel Coordination Permit (TCP) via S-PaSS
  • Approved S-PaSS registration / QR Code
  • Negative RT-PCR swab test result valid within 72 hrs or saliva test result (must be administered by the Philippine Red Cross) with official receipt
  • Booking through a DOT-accredited establishment
  • Acceptance letter from EOC Culion
  • Vaccination card with QR Code

PUERTO PRINCESA

MOVEMENT GUIDELINES

  • Tourists can only stay in the city for a maximum of 4 days and 3 nights only. If intending to stay beyond 4 days, the tourist must undergo a 7-day mandatory facility-based quarantine (at traveler's expense). This will run until 31 January 2022.

GENERAL GUIDELINES

  • Fully vaccinated tourists may travel with family members (including minors) who are not eligible for COVID-19 vaccination because of a pre-existing (and certified) medical condition.
  • Domestic tourists may stay in the city for a maximum of 4 days and 3 nights only.
  • Domestic tourists are also strictly advised not to deviate from their approved Point-to-Point itineraries.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS (ONCE TOURISM RESUMES)

  • Negative antigen test result taken within 24 hours before arrival
  • Confirmed, pre-booked accommodation (establishment must be DOT-accredited and certified by City Tourism Office); tourist must stay for a maximum of four (4) days and three (3) nights
  • Return tickets
  • Requirements, including itinerary and details of dedicated transport, must be submitted to the City Tourism Office for evaluation, validation and approval.

SAN VICENTE

GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL TOURISTS

  • Valid ID
  • Fill out the Responsible Visitor's Pledge
  • Return tickets
  • Proof of pre-booking/reservation for overnight stay at a DOT-accredited or Safety Seal Certified accommodation
  • Coordination with Tourism Office of the EOC
  • Travel Itinerary

SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR FULLY VACCINATED TOURISTS FROM PALAWAN

  • Vaccination card and/or vaccination certificate from VaxCert if tourist is from Palawan

SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR FULLY VACCINATED TOURISTS COMING FROM OUTSIDE PALAWAN

  • Negative Antigen test result taken within 24 hrs before check-in
  • Vaccination card and/or vaccination certificate from VaxCert
  • Approved S-PaSS travel application
  • Destination must be within DOT Travel Bubble

SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR VACCINE-FREE / PARTIALLY VACCINATED TOURISTS FROM PALAWAN

  • Negative antigen test result taken within 24 hrs before check-in

SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR VACCINE-FREE / PARTIALLY VACCINATED TOURISTS COMING FROM OUTSIDE PALAWAN

  • Negative antigen test result taken within 24 hrs before check-in
  • Approved S-PaSS travel application
  • Destination must be within DOT Travel Bubble

BUSUANGA

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • No quarantine policy for all travelers going to Busuanga (but subject to change).

SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR FULLY VACCINATED TOURISTS

  • Negative antigen test result with a 48-hour validity (minors 17 years old below accompanied by fully vaccinated parents/guardians are required to undergo rapid antigen testing)
  • Coordination letter from the local government unit of Busuanga. You may submit the negative test result via the Facebook Messenger Account of the EOC Busuanga for validation and release of coordination letter.
  • Approved S-PaSS travel application (upload antigen test result, coordination letter, and vaccination card).

SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR VACCINE-FREE / PARTIALLY VACCINATED TOURISTS

  • Negative antigen test result or saliva test result (only from the Philippine Red Cross) with a 72-hour validity
  • Coordination letter from the local government unit of Busuanga. You may submit the negative test result via the Facebook Messenger Account of the EOC Busuanga for validation and release of coordination letter.
  • Approved S-PaSS travel application (upload antigen test result, coordination letter, and vaccination card).

SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR TOURISTS COMING FROM WITHIN PALAWAN (except for Calamian Municipalities)

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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