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These Are the Updated Travel Requirements in El Nido You Should Know

The municipality of El Nido temporarily restricted the entry of tourists from NCR Plus.

By: Shanice Reyes | June 07, 2021
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If you’re traveling to El Nido for any reason, here are the travel requirements you should know!

Image: El Nido Tourism Facebook Page

The magnificent limestone cliffs, biodiverse marine life, and beautiful beaches best describe El Nido, Palawan. Whether you visit the place for island hopping or enjoy its turquoise-blue water, El Nido will never disappoint you for any reason!

Although traveling amidst the pandemic creates little fuss, your worries become worthwhile once you step foot on the northern part of Palawan. El Nido’s municipality curated domestic tourists’ travel guidelines for easier and safer travel. To know more about updated travel guidelines in El Nido, continue reading!

The first step before arriving at El Nido is to visit the municipality’s website:, where travelers need to submit requirements such as:

• Valid ID
• Negative RT-PCR test result within the last 72 hours before arrival
• DOT-accredited hotel and tours booking
• Return ticket

After complying with the requirements, the website will generate a unique tourist QR code which will serve as the tourist’s pass and ID in any establishments in El Nido. Meanwhile, the government encourages tourists to visit only DOT-accredited tours and accommodations for safe vacationing.

Furthermore, travelers staying for more than seven days shall undergo an antigen test on their eighth day. If they tested positive, tourists will face a seven-day quarantine and testing—all expenses shouldered by the tourists.

As of writing, the Municipality of El Nido temporarily restricted entry of domestic travelers from the National Capital Region (NCR) Plus areas Metro Manila, Bulacan, Rizal, Laguna, and Cavite.

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About Shanice Reyes
Shanice Reyes writes to buy herself good coffee and bike parts. When she's not writing, you can find her playing Ultimate Frisbee, traveling to new places, or hanging out with her dogs and tarantulas. Though she has an irrational fear of heights, she'd love to try sky-diving one day.
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