The Philippines is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Rich in biodiversity and natural resources, this archipelago makes a perfect island destination for travelers seeking a tropical retreat. Now as the Southeast Asian country has reopened tourism for both local and international vacationers, we’re giving you the FYI on how to visit top destinations in the Philippines.

Palawan

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The island province of Palawan is known for its beautiful white sand beaches, limestone rock formations, and diverse marine life. Some must-see spots here are El Nido, Puerto Princesa, and Coron. Flights from Manila and Cebu to Palawan average at around US$ 60.

Travel requirements for fully vaccinated travelers

  • Valid ID or passport
  • Vaccination Card and/or Vaccination Certificate from Vax Cert
  • Approved S-PASS (Travel Coordination Permit)
  • Hotel Booking Confirmation
  • Return Ticket

Travel requirements for partially or unvaccinated travelers

  • Valid ID or passport
  • Negative antigen test results are taken at least one (1) day before arrival.
  • Vaccination Card and/ or Vaccination Certificate from Vax Cert
  • Approved S-PASS (Travel Coordination Permit)
  • Hotel Booking Confirmation
  • Return Ticket

Boracay

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A long stretch of powdery white sand awaits you on Boracay Island, voted as one of the most beautiful islands in the world. This prime beach destination in the Philippines offers both accessibility and comfortability for all types of travelers. Families find a great time in Boracay as well as couples on a luxurious honeymoon.

Travel Requirements

  • Proof of Identification with Philippine Residency or Passport for foreigners
  • A copy of the confirmed booking slip/form from a DOT-accredited
  • Boracay Island accommodation
  • Roundtrip flight/travel details via Caticlan Airport
  • Proof of Vaccination Status

For Fully Vaccinated Individuals (any of the following)

  • Vaccination Certificate w/ full vaccination status from Vax Cert
  • Locally issued vaccination card/ID w/full vaccination status and verifiable QR code or with contact details of the vaccination center
  • World Health Organization International Certificates or Vaccination Card/ID/Certificate issued abroad

For Unvaccinated/Partially Vaccinated Individuals

  • A negative RT-PCR result certificate is taken from any DOH-
  • accredited laboratories within 72 hours to the date of travel
  • For below 12 years old: accomplish the certificate of undertaking traveling with minors template at https://aklan.gov.ph.

Cebu

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Enjoy the comfort of a city while getting a laidback island vibe in Cebu. This island province offers a lot of fun and exciting activities for thrill seekers, such as canyoneering, diving, and swimming with whale sharks. Plus, wordclass resorts are also sprawling in Lapu-Lapu and Cebu City.

Travel requirements for fully vaccinated travelers

  • Valid photo ID with signature
  • Vaccination Card with QR Code/ Vaccination Certificate

Travel requirements for partially or unvaccinated travelers

  • Valid photo ID with signature
  • Negative RT-PCR Test Result from any DOH-accredited laboratories taken within seventy-two (72) hours; or
  • Negative Antigen/ Saliva Test Result from any DOH-accredited laboratories taken within forty-eight (48) hours

For the latest advice, information and resources, visit https://www.cebucity.gov.ph/.

Siargao

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The Philippines’ surfing capital has so much to offer its visitors. Lagoons, rock pools, islets, and rainforests with waterfalls enthrall beachgoers in Siargao. Plus, up and coming culinary scene and coffee culture are taking root in Siargao–making this eye-drop-shaped island a lovely place to visit.

Travel requirements for fully vaccinated travelers

  • Valid ID or passport
  • Vaccination Card / Vaccination Certificate

Travel requirements for partially or unvaccinated travelers

  • Valid ID or passport
  • Negative RT-PCR Test result from any DOH-accredited laboratories valid within 48 hours prior to arrival; or
  • Negative Antigen Test Result from any DOH-accredited laboratory valid within twenty-four (24) hours prior to arrival

Bohol

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Enjoy a rejuvenating retreat when you visit Bohol. This province is home to the famous Chocolate Hills, the adorable Philippine Tarsiers, and the exotic island of Panglao. One unique activity that you shouldn’t miss in Bohol is doing the River Cruise ride that takes you deep into the rainforest of Bohol as you enjoy being serenaded by the cruise’s talented crew.

Travel requirements for fully vaccinated travelers

  • Valid ID or passport
  • Vaccination Card / Vaccination Certificate from Vax Cert

Travel requirements for partially or unvaccinated travelers

  • Valid ID or passport
  • Negative RT-PCR Test result from any DOH-accredited laboratories valid within 48 hours prior to arrival; or
  • Negative Antigen Test Result from any DOH-accredited laboratory valid within twenty-four (24) hours prior to arrival

Children four (4) years and below are exempted from the testing requirement.

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