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The province of Palawan has already reopened to domestic tourists arriving from areas under Alert Levels 1-4 as well as GCQ and MGCQ areas. The travel requirements are pretty much the same at all entry points: Puerto Princesa, El Nido, and Busuanga (Coron). Once you are already in Palawan, you only need a negative antigen test result if you plan to explore other areas outside of your point of entry.

This post is last updated on 5 June 2022.

El Nido Travel Requirements

These are the travel requirements for tourists coming from outside Palawan. Please take note that El Nido only accepts guests from Alert Levels 1-4. If you are over 65 or have comorbidities, you must be fully vaccinated to be allowed to enter El Nido.

  • Proof of Vaccination
    • Vaccination card / Vaccine Certificate (Negative RT-PCR for unvaxxed)
  • Hotel Booking/Reservation in a DOT-Accredited Hotel
  • S-Pass Travel – now unrestricted so you only need to upload your ID. Travel requirements will be checked prior to boarding and upon arrival in El Nido.

If you fly to Puerto Princesa, your travel requirements will be checked at the airport upon check in. You can then take a van or bus to El Nido from Puerto Princesa.

For more information and other inquiries, please contact El Nido Tourism at 0919 002 1339 or at 0906 449 0282

Coron/Busuanga/Linapacan/Culion Travel Requirements

(12 years old and above)
-Vaccination Card
-Valid ID
-Proof of Bookings to DOT Accredited Accommodation [See the list of DOT-accredited Hotels]

(12 years old and above)
-RT PCR negative test done at the DOH license laboratory taken 72 hrs prior to boarding/travel
-Valid ID
-Proof of Bookings to DOT Accredited Accommodation [See the list of DOT-accredited Hotels]


  • 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 TESTS done by DOH licensed laboratory is needed, taken 72 hrs prior to travel

For more information and other inquiries, please call the Coron Tourism office at 0918-239-7127, 0968-725-4859, 0968-725-4849, 0945-692-5879, or at 0956-2294140

Puerto Princesa Travel Requirements

Puerto Princesa has already opened its doors to domestic tourists beginning 8 December 2021. Currently, it is only open for point-to-point travel so you must book a packaged tour from a DOT-accredited hotel or tour operator. No DIY tour for now.

  • Fully vaccinated travelers need to present their vaccination card or VaxCert upon Check-in
  • Accommodation from an accredited hotel

Upon arrival at Puerto Princesa Airport, you only need to go through a body temperature check and you’re good to go.

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