Boracay Travel Requirements Checklist

Posted on by MyBoracayGuide

Updated November 26, 2021

Grab your sunscreen and sunglasses Boracay is now open for domestic tourists traveling from General Community Quarantine (GCQ) and Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) areas. MyBoracayGuide has put together a convenient checklist to help you understand and follow all the health and safety protocols put forth by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF).

What are the Requirements to Travel to Boracay?

  1. Proof of Full Covid-19 Vaccination and or Negative RT-PCR Test
  2. Accredited Hotel Booking Confirmation
  3. Complete the Online Health Declaration Card
  4. Apply for Tourist QR Code Clearance

 

Proof Of Vaccination

1. Proof of Full Covid-19 Vaccination or a Negative (RT-PCR Test) Or Saliva Test

You will need to provide any of the following;

  • VaxCertPH Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate with complete vaccination status from https://vaxcert.doh.gov.ph
  • Locally issued Vaccination Card or Identification Card with complete vaccination status and with a QR code
  • Locally issued Vaccination Card or Identification Card with complete vaccination status with a certificate of vaccination from issuing vaccination center*** In the absence of full Covid-19 vaccination , a negative RT-PCR test with date of extraction 72 hours to date of travel is required.

2. Accredited Hotel Booking Confirmation

When making your Boracay Hotel arrangements make sure the hotel you wish to stay at is on the list of Department of Tourism Accredited Boracay Hotels. An extra step is to ask if the hotel has received a Certificate of Authority to Operate (CAO). A couple of examples are 7 Stones Boracay and Red Coconut Beach Hotel.

3. Complete the Online Health Declaration Card

Visit the website https://touristboracay.com/ to fill out your Health Declaration Card or (HDC). This form is a legal formality to make sure you haven’t been exposed to COVID, tested positive in the past or had a recent fever or any other COVID symptoms. If you answer “No” to these questions and sign your life away you are good to go.

Health Declaration Card

4. Apply For QR Code Clearance

To receive your QR Code for clearance to travel to Boracay you will need to send the following documents to the LGU.

To: [email protected]
Subject Line: OHDC-Family Name, First Name, Date of Travel (MM-DD-YYYY)

You will need to include the following items in your email.

a) Health Declaration Card (HDC)
b) Proof of Vaccination Status or Negative RT-PCR Test (valid 72 hours before arrival in Boracay)
c) Accredited Hotel Booking Confirmation
d) Proof of Identity (Copy of Passport, National ID or Valid ACR)

Expect a response with 24 hours. Once you are approved you will receive a Tourist QR code which you will need to print out and use to show at the airport, jetty ports and other various check points in order to prove your right to travel. It’s also a good idea to have your other important documents printed out and ready to show at any time.

Aklanon tourists who wish to return to Aklan and are currently residing outside the province of Aklan must also comply with the above guidelines. Local residents of Aklan will also need to submit a Health Declaration Card and a Confirmed Hotel Reservation in order to travel to Boracay.

Other Important Information

Airplane and Airport Terminal Guidelines

Do I book tickets to Caticlan or Kalibo Airport?

If you are traveling by air, Caticlan airport will be the designated entry and exit airport for Boracay. Kalibo International Airport will be reserved for Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROF), Authorized Persons Outside Residence (APOR) and Locally Stranded Individuals (LSI).

Inside the Airport Terminal

Remember to check-in online before you make your way to the airport terminal. Upon entering the airport each passenger will be required to wear a mask, a face shield and undergo a temperature check. Practice social distancing while making your way through the airport terminal and keep a small bottle of sanitary alcohol readily available to sterilize your hands. It’s also a good idea to bring your own pen to use throughout your journey.

On the Airplane

When boarding the aircraft practice social distancing when necessary. The cabin crew will be wearing full personal protective equipment (PPE) and will provide a shortened inflight safety announcement. Meals and snack will continue to be served in sanitized packaging.

Upon Arrival in Caticlan Airport

When you land in Caticlan, approach your designated Airport Transportation provider. It’s a good idea to plan ahead and pre-book your airport transportation with a local company which will make the journey safe, comfortable and hassle-free.

Prepare your printed documents including a copy of your RT-PCR Test, Hotel Booking Confirmation, QR Clearance code, along with a print-out of your HDC and of course your government issued ID. You will need to present this at the Jetty Port checkpoint at the gateway to Boracay.

You will need to keep your mask and face shield on while you make the journey through Caticlan Jetty Port and onto the boat which will take you to Boracay. The boats will recognize social distancing and be travelling at half capacity. If you wish to book a private boat you can speak with a local agent here.

Airport TransportationBook Now ButtonHotel and Resort Protocols

Every hotel and resort will have it’s own set of guidelines that guests will need to follow. Generally speaking most of the common rules you are already used to will apply. Temperature checks upon entering the hotel and/or resort. Proper sanitization of your hands upon entering the resort and a face mask and/or face shield needs to be worn at all times.  Social distancing should be respected with while outside the rooms. Some resorts may restrict outside guests, so you may want to check with the hotel management before bringing in any outside visitors. Some resorts may also have contact tracing protocols that you will need to abide by.

 

Food Delivery to Your Hotel Room

Don’t feel like going out for dinner or perhaps you have a hankering for a late night snack. Choose from a wide variety of Boracay restaurants and have your meals delivered by MyBoracayGuide Delivery.

Enjoying the Island Activities

It’s never been a better time to visit Boracay and enjoy the islands activities.  The beaches are practically empty and the sea life has returned to the reefs due to practically zero boat traffic. If you ever wanted to experience Boracay at it’s finest, Now is the time to book your trip. The most popular activity to experience while you are here is Group Island Hopping. During all activities you will need to practices social distancing also wear a mask and/or face shield at all times during the trip except while snorkeling of course.  You are able to rent scuba masks, but at this time snorkels are not available to rent so, it’s best to bring your own. If you are wary about mingling with other guests you can even book your own Private Island Hopping.  Other popular activities that are available include jet skiing and parasailing. 

If you have any questions, please write them in the comments below and one of our agents will respond quickly.


83 Comments

  1. blank Rea says:

    Hi is there any updated requirements for december? some of my niece don’t have vaccines yet age 2yrs-18yrs old

  2. blank Camille says:

    how early should I arrange my requirements and get QR code? How long will the QR code be valid for?

    • blank Admin says:

      Hello Camille!

      As long as you have your requirements ready you may send them to the tourism validation team. The expiration will depend on your travel dates.

      Best regards,
      MyBoracayGuide

  3. blank Ruel says:

    Hello,
    We are travelling to Boracay in December 15, 2021 together with my family ( five members with 3 adults and 2 kids). Can you please tell what date my kids will take the RT-PCR test to comply with 72 hours requirement? what’s the best date to apply for the QR code to ensure we will be able to board the airplane in the afternoon of Dec 15? Really appreciate you guidance to ensure a worry free vacation next month 🙂

    • blank Admin says:

      Hello Ruel

      You may take the RT-PCR test at least Dec 13, however, please make sure that the clinic will release the result before your flight.

      Best regards,
      MyBoracayGuide

  4. blank Marito Ligon says:

    When you will remove the requirement for RT-PCR test for Full Vaccinated local tourist?

    • blank Admin says:

      Hello Marito!

      We are uncertain on when the province of Aklan will remove the RT-PCR test result on the requirements for tourists coming from NCR areas.

      You may also check aklan.gov.ph for the updated guidelines or contact Malay Tourism Office at these numbers:
      GLOBE: 09274392343
      SMART: 09682431919

      Best regards,
      MyBoracayGuide

    • blank Andrew says:

      What valid id do 5 and 7 yrs ol kid need going to boracay?

  5. blank Patrick says:

    Is negative rtpcr still needed for adult fully vaccinated tourist coming from NCR this November? Thank you!

    • blank Admin says:

      Hello Patrick!

      Yes, as of the now, Aklan Govt is still requiring tourists from NCR to have a negative RT-PCR result even if they are fully vaccinated.

      Best regards,
      MyBoracayGuide

  6. blank JB DAN says:

    Hi, I would like to ask if kids are allowed (3 year old) and needs a PCR test?

    • blank Admin says:

      Hello JB!

      Yes kids are allowed and base on the current guidelines, Children 3 years old and above need a Negative RT-PCR Saliva or Swab test.

      Best regards,
      MyBoracayGuide

  7. blank Zeno says:

    Hi Admin,

    We are traveling by group (family), for the requirements submission do we need to submit them individual or by group?.
    I’m referring to sending the requirements to [email protected]. Should we do this individually or can 1 person send all the documents?

    If yes, will they send multiple QR codes for each individual?

    Thank you in advance for you answer.

    • blank Admin says:

      Hello Zeno!

      Yes, multiple documents can be sent in one email. Just include a listings of the names of the tourists.

      Best regards,
      MyBoracayGuide

    • blank Admin says:

      Hello Zeno!

      Yes, multiple tourist documents can be sent in one email. Just include a listings of the names of the tourists.

      Best regards,
      MyBoracayGuide

  8. blank Michelle says:

    Is the travel requirements for a 2 yr old child the same as an adult? Also, me and my partner are fully vaccinated. Do we still need the swab test?

    • blank Admin says:

      Hello Michelle!

      The 2 yr old child is exempted for the RT-PCR test result requirement. However even you are fully vaccinated you still need to have a negative RT-PCR result as per the current guidelines.

      You may also contact Aklan Provincial Tourism office on these details: [email protected], 268-8033.

      Best regards,
      MyBoracayGuide

      • blank Bernard says:

        Hi,

        How are about 7-year old child, are they required for RT-PCR?

        Is Saliva Test is acceptable? Thank you!

        Regards,
        Bernard

        • blank Admin says:

          Hello Bernard!

          Yes, 7 years old children are required for the said test.

          Only 2 yrs old and below are exempted.

          Best regards,
          MyBoracayGuide

  9. blank LIZ says:

    Hello,

    What if someone is renting a place in NCR but all valid ID are addressed in Cavite. What do they need to prepare instead?

    Bound to Boracay.

    • blank Admin says:

      Hello Liz!

      Please secure a Brgy. certificate from your current address in NCR and attach this on your requirements.

      You may also contact Aklan Provincial Tourism Office at these details.

      [email protected]
      268-8033

      Best regards,
      MyBoracayGuide

  10. blank Mitch says:

    For swab result, does it need to have a qr code in it? Thanks

    • blank Admin says:

      Hello Mitch!

      The QR code is different from the RT-PCR test result. Once you have all the requirements completed, the Aklan Province will send you a QR code that you will use on your entire stay in Boracay.

      For more details, you may also contact Aklan Provincial Tourism Office at these details:

      [email protected]
      268-8033.

      Best regards,
      MyBoracayGuide

  11. blank George says:

    Hello! Are kids allowed in Boracay already? Will be booking for November. Thank you!

    • blank Admin says:

      Hello George!

      As per the Aklan Tourism office, only 65 years old from NCR that are NOT fully vaccinated will be prohibited to visit the island.

      For more details, you may also contact Aklan Provincial Tourism Office at these details:

      [email protected]mail.com
      268-8033.

      Best regards,
      MyBoracayGuide

  12. blank Arlene Betania says:

    Hello,

    ask q lang if senior citizen above 65 yo coming from region 4b are allowed to enter boracay?

    • blank Admin says:

      Hello Arlene!

      As per Aklan Tourism office, seniors ages 65 yrs old and above from NCR that are NOT fully vaccinated are prohibited.

      You may also contact Aklan Provincial Tourism office at this number 268-8033.

      Best regards,
      MyBoracayGuide

  13. blank Yen says:

    Hi, allowed po ang below 18 yrs old to travel sa boracay ngayon? For leisure purposes po.

    Thank you.

    • blank Admin says:

      Hello Yen!

      Yes, 18 years old are allowed in Boracay base on the IATF guidelines.

      Here are the requirements for tourist;

      ▪︎Travelers coming from GCQ/MGCQ areas
      ▪︎Negative RT-PCR test result (swab or saliva) with 72 hours validity for non-Aklanon tourists
      ▪︎Hotel reservation from DOT accredited establishment with CAO
      ▪︎Government Issued ID
      ▪︎Travel details
      ▪︎SPass
      ▪︎OHDC/QR

      Access:

      OHDC/QR – http://touristboracay.com/
      SPass – https://s-pass.ph/

      Please note that this announcements might change and is not definite.

      Best regards,
      MyBoracayGuide

  14. blank Rose Ann says:

    Ask ko lang po what if nakuha namin ticket is from mnl to kalibo pero ang destination po nmin is boracay island po tlga makakapunta po kaya kami sa boracay island even sa kalibo po kmi galing

    • blank Admin says:

      Hello Rose Ann!

      Thank you for contacting us. As of now, Caticlan Airport is the designated airport for all tourists going to Boracay.

      We would highly suggest to contact your airline for a possible re routing or rebooking.

      Happy to help!

      MyBoracayGuide

  15. blank Ria Amparo says:

    Hi!

    Will our result for the RT-PCR still be valid if we take it on Sept. 21 in the afternoon and our flight is on the 24th at 7:30 am?

    Thank you!

    • blank Admin says:

      Hello Ria!

      With regards to your concern please kindly contact Boracay tourism for accurate details.

      Boracay Tourist Info Hotline:
      09274392343/ 09682431919

      Thank you!

      MyBoracayGuide

  16. blank Ezra says:

    Hi, required pa rin po ba ang Negative RT-PCR test result kahit fully vaccinated na? Thank you.

    • blank Admin says:

      Hello Ezra!

      Yes, negative RT-PCR ( Saliva or Swab) test result is still required even you are fully vaccinated.

      Best regards,
      MyBoracayGuide

      • blank Bernard says:

        Hi, good morning! We have kids ages 2 yrs, 6 yrs and 7 yrs old. Are kids already allowed to visit Boracay ?

        • blank Admin says:

          Hello Bernard!

          As of now we have age restrictions for tourists coming from NCR, ages below 18 yrs old as well as 65 yrs old and above are not allowed at this time.

          Best regards,
          MyBoracayGuide

          • blank Bernard says:

            Hello,

            Good afternoon! If ever the Alert Level will downgrade to Alert Level 3, any chance kids will be allowed now in Boracay ?

          • blank Admin says:

            Hello Bernard!

            Yes, there is a possibility. Lets just wait for the new guidelines from the IATF.

            Best regards,
            MyBoracayGuide

  17. blank Nicole says:

    We are travelling as couple, do we need to apply for SPass individually?

  18. blank Nicole says:

    We are travelling as a couple, do we need to appyl SPass individually?

  19. blank Migs Rodriguez says:

    Hi! So we’re booked to go to Boracay po on Dec 11-15. I know na medyo matagal pa naman po, but what is the current protocol for kids below 8 years old?

    Thank you so much!

    • blank Admin says:

      Hello Migs!

      As of now, ages below 18 as well as 65 and above are restricted to enter Boracay from NCR.

      Here are the requirements for tourist;

      ▪︎Travelers coming from GCQ/MGCQ areas
      ▪︎Negative RT-PCR test result (swab or saliva) with 72 hours validity for non-Aklanon tourists
      ▪︎Hotel reservation from DOT accredited establishment with CAO
      ▪︎Government Issued ID
      ▪︎Travel details
      ▪︎SPass
      ▪︎OHDC/QR

      Access:

      OHDC/QR – http://touristboracay.com/
      SPass – https://s-pass.ph/

      Best regards,
      MyBoracayGuide

  20. blank Ria Evasco says:

    Hello,
    Does Bora accepts tourists as of today? Same requirements needed padin ba? Thank you!

    • blank Admin says:

      Hello Ria!

      Yes tourist’s are now accepted , although there is an age restriction.
      Ages below 18 as well as 65 and above are restricted at this time.

      Here are the requirements for tourist;

      ▪︎Travelers coming from GCQ/MGCQ areas
      ▪︎Negative RT-PCR test result (swab or saliva) with 72 hours validity for non-Aklanon tourists
      ▪︎Hotel reservation from DOT accredited establishment with CAO
      ▪︎Government Issued ID
      ▪︎Travel details
      ▪︎SPass
      ▪︎OHDC/QR

      Access:

      OHDC/QR – http://touristboracay.com/
      SPass – https://s-pass.ph/

      I hope this information helps.

      Best regards,
      MyBoracayGuide

  21. blank 11TH Corporate Centre says:

    Hi. It is MECQ in Manila right now.
    Are visitors from MetroManila allowed to go?

    • blank Admin says:

      Hello!

      Yes, tourists from Manila are now accepted , although there is an age restriction.
      Ages below 18 as well as 65 and above are restricted at this time.

      Here are the requirements for tourist;

      ▪︎Travelers coming from GCQ/MGCQ areas
      ▪︎Negative RT-PCR test result (swab or saliva) with 72 hours validity for non-Aklanon tourists
      ▪︎Hotel reservation from DOT accredited establishment with CAO
      ▪︎Government Issued ID
      ▪︎Travel details
      ▪︎SPass
      ▪︎OHDC/QR

      Access:

      OHDC/QR – http://touristboracay.com/
      SPass – https://s-pass.ph/

      Best regards,
      MyBoracayGuide

  22. blank Rach B says:

    Hi! i have a meeting in Iloilo this Thursday (Sept 9, 2021) and I would like to know if we can enter Boracay and stay there for a couple of days. We will be renting a van from Iloilo to Caticlan. If yes, what requirements are needed? Thanks

    • blank Admin says:

      Hello Rach!

      Apologies for the late reply. Yes, Boracay is now accepting tourists from MGCQ and GCQ areas.

      Here are the requirements for tourist;

      ▪︎Travelers coming from GCQ/MGCQ areas
      ▪︎Negative RT-PCR test result (swab or saliva) with 72 hours validity for non-Aklanon tourists
      ▪︎Hotel reservation from DOT accredited establishment with CAO
      ▪︎Government Issued ID
      ▪︎Travel details
      ▪︎SPass
      ▪︎OHDC/QR

      Access:

      OHDC/QR – http://touristboracay.com/
      SPass – https://s-pass.ph/

      Best regards,
      MyBoracayGuide

  23. blank Eurica says:

    Can we take a swab test in on sept 6 even our flight going to Boracay is on sept 9 around 2pm. Would that be okay even we got there and our rt pcr test would be invalid in an hour?

  24. blank Nick says:

    So we cannot fly from ncr there yet as ncr is still mecq?

    • blank Admin says:

      Hello Nick!

      Tourists are now accepted in Boracay starting Sept 16 , although there is an age restriction.
      Ages below 18 as well as 65 and above are restricted at this time.

      Here are the requirements for tourist;

      ▪︎Travelers coming from GCQ/MGCQ areas
      ▪︎Negative RT-PCR test result (swab or saliva) with 72 hours validity for non-Aklanon tourists
      ▪︎Hotel reservation from DOT accredited establishment with CAO
      ▪︎Government Issued ID
      ▪︎Travel details
      ▪︎SPass
      ▪︎OHDC/QR

      Access:

      OHDC/QR – http://touristboracay.com/
      SPass – https://s-pass.ph/

      We hope this information helps!

      Best regards,
      MyBoracayGuide

  25. blank Odette Dizon says:

    If we are fully vaccinated by the time of our leisure stay in Boracay, do we still need the RT-PCR test?
    Thank you.

  26. blank ramiro luis says:

    I want to ask lang if galing po sa MECG like manila… this is not accepted to travel in Boracay? I hope it will lift to MGCQ before my flight on Sept.13

    • blank Admin says:

      Hello Ramiro!

      We are happy to inform you that tourists are now accepted in Boracay starting September 16 , although there is an age restriction.
      Ages below 18 as well as 65 and above are restricted at this time.

      Here are the requirements for tourist;

      ▪︎Travelers coming from GCQ/MGCQ areas
      ▪︎Negative RT-PCR test result (swab or saliva) with 72 hours validity for non-Aklanon tourists
      ▪︎Hotel reservation from DOT accredited establishment with CAO
      ▪︎Government Issued ID
      ▪︎Travel details
      ▪︎SPass
      ▪︎OHDC/QR

      Access:

      OHDC/QR – http://touristboracay.com/
      SPass – https://s-pass.ph/

      Best regards,
      MyBoracayGuide

  27. blank Raj says:

    Hi,

    How about travelers from Kalibo wants to come here. What’s are the requirements po ?

    • blank Admin says:

      Hello Raj!

      Here are the requirements for tourist;

      ▪︎Travelers coming from GCQ/MGCQ areas.
      ▪︎Negative RT-PCR test result (swab or saliva) with 72 hours validity for non-Aklanon tourists. ( If Aklanon No need)
      ▪︎Hotel reservation from DOT accredited establishment with CAO
      ▪︎Government Issued ID
      ▪︎Travel details
      ▪︎SPass
      ▪︎OHDC/QR

      Or you may also contact Malay tourism office at these numbers for more details.

      09999246939
      0362687420
      0362624692
      0362624924

      Best regards,
      MyBoracayGuide

  28. blank Odi says:

    Hi! Question for Saliva Test since it’s accepted. Needed bang sa red cross or any clinics po pwede?

    • blank Admin says:

      Hello Odi!

      The test will not only be limited to the Philippine Red Cross but other testing facilities accredited with the Department of Health (DOH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

      I hope this information helps.

      Best regards,
      MyBoracayGuide

  29. blank Jachin says:

    Hello, ask ko lang if need pa ng rtpcr kahit na fully vaccinated na?

    • blank Admin says:

      Hello Jachin!

      Yes, RT-PCR ( SWAB or Saliva) negative result is required to enter Boracay even if you are fully vaccinated.

      Here are the requirements for tourist;

      ▪︎Travelers coming from GCQ/MGCQ areas
      ▪︎Negative RT-PCR test result (swab or saliva) with 72 hours validity for non-Aklanon tourists
      ▪︎Hotel reservation from DOT accredited establishment with CAO
      ▪︎Government Issued ID
      ▪︎Travel details
      ▪︎SPass
      ▪︎OHDC/QR

      Happy to help!

      MyBoracayGuide

  30. blank Lui says:

    Hi! Are antigen tests with medical certificate allowed instead of rtpcr test when going to boracay? It indicates there that one is fit to travel/work.

    • blank Admin says:

      Hello Lui!

      As of now, LGU is requiring for a negative RT-PCR test result (swab or saliva) with 72 hours validity for non-Aklanon tourists same as for workers.

      Or you may also contact Malay tourism office at these numbers:

      09999246939
      0362687420
      0362624692
      0362624924

      We hope this information helps!

      MyBoracayGuide

  31. blank Daisy Canciller says:

    If we’ll send the email , is it one by one? What if we are traveling with the family? Thanks! ☺️

    • blank Admin says:

      Hello Daisy!

      You may send it to tourism in one email and just include all the details and requirements of the passengers.

      Happy to help!

      MyBoracayGuide

  32. blank Chel says:

    Hi po. Ask ko lang po, we will be travelling to Boracay this Sept. 13, 2021 and may kasama po kaming 17 year old na niece ko. Wala pa po kasi siya ibang IDs maliban sa school ID and a birth cert. Will that be enough po, kasi wala pa po siya talagang ibang government issued IDs, even passport wala po. Thank you!

  33. blank Aileen Elcano says:

    Hi! Need ba na RT PCR SWAB TEST talaga or pwedeng SALIVA TEST nalang? And wala namang age restrictions sa boracay? Thank youuuu

  34. blank Adrian says:

    Hi, ask ko lang po in our case. We are working in ncr po. Pero yung mga valid ids po namin like Passport etc is naka address sa Lucena kasi dun po permanent address namin, bigla po kasi nag MECQ sa Lucena.

    Nasa ncr naman kami kaso ang id lang namin na iba is company id pero company address lang po nandun.

    • blank Unknown Author says:

      Hello Adrian!

      With this concern, we would highly suggest to contact the Malay Tourism office regarding this issue.

      You may contact them at these numbers:
      09398780715- SMART
      09755809013 – GLOBE

      or email them at : [email protected]

  35. blank Ma Charina De Guzman says:

    Hi. Aside form passport, what other govt issued IDs are acceptable?

  36. blank Sol says:

    Good day Sir,

    Kailangan po bang leisure travel ang naka state na reason sa rtpcr? Thank you po

    • blank Unknown Author says:

      Hello Sol!

      Yes, you need to indicate the purpose of the RT-PCR test requested.

      Best regards,
      MyBoracayGuide

  37. blank Ren says:

    This blog is very helpful, thank you for posting 🙂

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