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These Tourist Spots Are Open To NCR Guests, BRB, Packing Our Bags

Your next holiday vacation might be in these famous tourist spots in the Philippines!

By: Denisse Shawntel Tan | September 30, 2021
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Tourist Spots Open to NCR Tourists

From Siargao to Coron, these spots are now open to NCR tourists!

Many individuals are vaccinated, including those working in the tourism sector; several of the Philippines’ best tourist spots are now open to the National Capital Region (NCR) travelers. These destinations include Boracay, Siargao, Ilocos Norte, and Coron. , which means in the coming holidays, your following travel destinations might be from one of these spots!

But before you book or plan your entire trip itinerary, you must check for the requirements for each destination.

Missing Palawan? Here’s some good news: Coron, Palawan started accepting fully vaccinated tourists from NCR starting last September 22 through a point-to-point bubble tourism policy. Unvaccinated minors are allowed to be accompanied by a fully-vaccinated legal guardian, elder siblings, or parents [1].

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Coron lets you go on a tropical adventure.

Requirements include the following: vaccination card, negative RT-PCR test results taken within 48 hours before the trip, confirmed hotel booking from any Department of Tourism (DOT) accredited accommodations, and S-PaSS registration. While within the area, tourists must follow standard health protocols and procedures! Also, make sure your resort of interest is one of the authorized island resorts by the Coron LGU!

Some of the accredited resorts and hotels in Coron include the following:

● Club Paradise
● Coron Westown Resort
● Corto Del Mar Hotel
● Darayonan Lodge
● Kalaw Homes
● R2R Bayview Inn
● Sunlight Guest Hotel
● Sun Valley Tourist Inn

Suppose you’re missing the white sands of Boracay. In that case, you can go up to the world-class destination again after Aklan Governor Florencio Miraflores issued Executive Order No. 2021-022, which formally reopens Boracay to domestic tourists.

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The white sands of Boracay are waiting for your visit!

Travel documents needed include vaccination card, negative RT-PCR (through saliva or swab) test result, confirmed booking from accredited establishments, and QR codes from S-PaSS.

Some of the accredited Boracay hotels and resorts include the following:

● 7Stones
● 357 Resort
● 8 Colors Beach House Resort
● Astoria Boracay
● Astoria Current
● B Pod Hotel
● Balay Sa Bukid

Head to the North this Christmas season! This naturally beautiful destination has begun accepting NCR tourists for leisure travels. You can check out the stunning outdoor landscapes of Ilocos Norte.

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Soon, you will get to visit Ilocos Norte’s famous wind farm!

Still, first, you must prepare the following: negative COVID-19 test results, S-PaSS registered account, Government-issued valid IDs, confirmed booking from any DOT-accredited hotels, and accommodations.

If you’re coming from areas under Alert Level 4, you can opt for swab, saliva (72 hours before travel), or rapid antigen tests (24 hours before travel). Those from Alerts Level 1-3, GCQ, or MGCQ can either present negative rapid antigen (24 hours before the trip) or be tested upon arrival.

Some of the accredited Ilocos accommodations include the following:

● Abiong Transient House
● Agapi Mou Resort Company
● Buenavista Lodging Inn
● Casa Sarmiento Traveler’s Inn
● Isabel Suites
● Jun and Carol Beach Cottages

Siargao has been receiving hype lately due to the laid-back atmosphere that most Manileños crave. Actress and singer Nadine Lustre is currently living in the quiet islands of Siargao. If you want to experience a chiller Christmas break, this famous tourist spot in the Philippines is perfect for you. Surf and chill by the beach, but do note that liquor ban and parties are prohibited—which means karaoke sessions are not allowed as well. Curfew is also in effect from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM.

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Who loves the idea of celebrating Christmas by the beach? Siargao is a holiday destination for those craving island life.

Requirements are the same as those previously mentioned. The difference is even those with single shots are allowed. Further, if you wish to extend your stay for a few more days, you will need to undergo an antigen test five days after your initial arrival.

Some of the accredited Siargao accommodations include the following:

● Anirada Homestay
● Arka Hayahay Surg & Beach Resort
● Clohaki Hostel
● Dahun Villas Resort
● G Villas
● Harana Surf Inc.
● Jadestar Lodge

Take a break from the city this coming holiday season. For more tourist destinations in the country and near Metro Manila, visit Yoorekka Consumer Magazine. Enjoy a quiet Christmas break at any of these destinations that are now open to NCR residents!

Stay safe as you travel! Make sure to follow social distancing protocols and observe health precautions wherever you go. For now, keep safe!


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About Denisse Shawntel Tan
Denisse Tan is currently a work in progress: she’s an aspiring writer, artist, and fashion designer! She’s trying to figure out how to manage her time in achieving all of her goals while also taking in life as humanly possible. Aside from art, she’s a big fan of the color pink, disco music, Bratz dolls, and Genshin Impact. By age 35, she plans to travel to New York City 🗽.
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