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GUIDE: Where to Travel for Your Last-Minute Vacation

Last hurrah before the rain starts pouring.
by Clara Rosales
6 days ago
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Summer (or dry season) may be over in the Philippines, but you can still squeeze in one last trip before the rainy season fully dampens your travel plans.

Below, we list the major travel requirements for some popular tourist destinations in the Philippines. Most have dropped the RT-PCR requirement for fully vaccinated individuals, so you'll only have to present proof of vaccination and comply with area-specific guidelines.

You can schedule your last-minute trips to these Philippine tourist spots:


Only fully vaccinated tourists may enter Batanes with the following documents:

  • Vaccination cards or digital copy of vaccination certificate from VaxCertPH
  • Approved travel pass via S-Pass
  • Certificate of Acceptance issued by the provincial tourism office upon submission of requirements

Health screening will be conducted upon a arrival accompanied by the submission of a health declaration form.

Check our Batanes guide for the full list of requirements.


Baguio is currently open to fully vaccinated tourists online and while a negative test is no longer required for those coming from areas under Alert Level 2 or lower, accommodation establishments may still require it.

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To enter the Summer Capital of the Philippines Secure, tourists must secure a QR-coded Tourist Pass or QTP by registering through Baguio V.I.S.I.T.A., the online registration system for Baguio tourists. This pass will be your ticket to enter the city.

Proof of vaccination is also required. For more details, check our guide to visiting Baguio.


Fully vaccinated tourists must present their VaxCert PH certification or vaccination card with vaccination certificate from vaccination center with contact details.

Unvaccinated travelers must present a negative RT-PCR test result (swab or saliva) with 72 hours validity.

Visitors must also present a hotel reservation from a Department of Tourism-accredited establishment, government-issued ID, travel itinerary, and fill out an online health declaration form.

Check out our Boracay guide for complete details.

La Union

Before anything else, apply for NAPANAM, La Union's digital contact tracing app. You have to send a confirmed accommodation, vaccination cards, and government-issued IDs with home address and birthday.

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Fully vaccinated tourists coming from areas under Alert Levels 1 and 2 can skip the RT-PCR test requirement.

Those coming from Alert Level 3 areas need to present a negative RT-PCR test at least three days before arrival in La Union. 

For travelers coming from areas under Alert Level 3 and above, a negative RT-PCR test result no older than three days prior to approval is required. Unvaccinated individuals from Alert Levels 1 and 2 also need to present an RT-PCR test.

For those not fully vaccinated from Alert Level 1 and 2 areas, a negative RT-PCR test result no older than three days prior to approval is required.

For a full list of requirements, check out our guide to visiting La Union.


Visit the UMALI KAYO portal and register at least two days prior to your arrival in Sagada. Fully vaccinated travelers must also present their vaccine cards.

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The following tests will be accepted in Sagada:

  • Negative rapid antigen test result and official receipt of the transaction (note that this test has one-day validity and must be taken at a medical government office or hospital)
  • Negative RT-PCR swab test result from a DOH-certified testing laboratory valid 48 hours since date of release
  • Negative RT-PCR saliva test result from the Philippine Red Cross valid 48 hours since date of release

All Sagada tourists are required to secure at least one night minimum booking in any DOT-accredited establishments at least two days prior to arrival. Upon arrival, visitors must pay P100 as registration fee at the Tourism Information Office or Tourism Hub in Sagada.

For more details, check our Sagada guide.


Tourists must book accommodations with DOT-accredited establishments, and to bring their COVID-19 vaccination cards when going to Zambales. Unvaccinated tourists must present a negative RT-PCR test conducted within 72 hours prior to arrival.

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For the updated guidelines, check our Zambales guide.

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