Saturday, October 3, 2020

Boracay New Normal Guidelines

Boracay Island

The world-renowned island resort has been open to all local travelers in the Philippines starting October 1, 2020. Here are a quick guide on the requirements, processes, list of hotels, and health and safety protocols for a more seamless and enjoyable visit to the island paradise of Boracay.

Boracay Island

Guide for Tourists
Tourists are guests who intend to stay for at least one night in Boracay Island. This includes Aklanon Tourists.
  1. Access or and click Online Health Declaration. Choose Boracay in the Where To page.
  2. Fill out the required fields and click submit.
  3. Upon submission, a confirmation with instructions will be displayed.
  4. Save as a copy of the HDC on your smartphone or if using a computer, have it printed.
  5. Attach a copy of the HDC together with a copy of RT-PCR Negative Result, a copy of confirmed booking slip/form, and proof of identification and send to
  6. Wait for the email response (successful or unsuccessful) of the Final Validator. Processing takes less than a day after receipt of complete documents.
  7. If processing is successful, a copy of HDC with Tourist QR Code will be sent back. Present this HDC with Tourist QR Code to authorities in the borders for scanning.
  8. If processing is unsuccessful, resubmission of requirements or clarification may be required.
Boracay Island

Reminder for Tourists
  1. Email subject should be: OHDC-FamilyName, First Name
  2. Multiple tourist documents can be sent in one email. Just include a listing of the names of the tourists.
  3. Ensure that you are getting your RT-PCR Tests in accredited laboratories here: ( and your hotel booking in DOT Accommodation Establishments with CAO/PCAO in the Facebook Account of DOT VI Western Visayas ( Aklanon not required RTPCR Test negative results.
  4. Keep the Tourist QR Code with you at all times. Have a printed or digital copy. The QR Code will be used in accessing services in Boracay Island.
Boracay Island

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