Puerto Princesa, Palawan, is placed under general community quarantine (GCQ) until October 31, 2021, until further notice. Regarding the travel restrictions in the province, passengers bound for Palawan must remember the following flight schedules instead of their plans of traveling depending on the point of departure. For Manila passengers bound to Puerto Princesa, they may only take flight PR2785 on Wednesdays. Passengers bound for any municipality in the province of Palawan may book on any flight schedule. As for flights from Cebu going to Puerto Princesa, only the passengers bound for any municipality in Palawan may take flights on Thursdays. These flight schedules are applicable if travelers are flying with Philippine Airlines.
The updated basic travel requirements in Puerto Princesa as of October 12, 2021, are as follows:
● Valid ID
● S-PASS Travel Coordination Permit
● StaySafe QR Code
● Negative RT-PCR Test Result from testing facilities accredited by the DOH using nasopharyngeal swabs taken within forty-eight (48) hours before arrival
● Travel Order / Travel Itinerary (for APORS)
● Vaccination Card or ID (for travelers staying for three days only)
● Returning Ticket (for travelers staying for three days only)
As for the province of Palawan, modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) is imposed by the government until October 31, 2021, until further notice. The province of Palawan shall implement a 14-day mandatory facility-based quarantine to all inbound travelers, except repatriated OFWs or returning overseas Filipinos who have undergone complete quarantine certified by the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ).
Another set of travelers under this exemption is the essential travel of national government authorized persons outside of residence (APORs) and those involved in conducting and reinforcing COVID-19 vaccination teams. These individuals also have a quarantine certificate by the Department of Health DOH) or BOQ, granted unfettered entry to the final government unit of destination.
The Municipality of Taytay, Palawan, is placed under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) starting October 10 until October 23, 2021.