Palawan and Puerto Princesa City under Alert Level 1
, and Puerto Princesa are among the 90 areas in the Philippines classified under Alert Level 1 effective May 1 until May 15, as announced by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF).
A new set of updated guidelines for the Alert Level 1 with amendments by the Inter-Agency Task Force has been released this February 2022. These protocols encompassing the Guidelines on the Nationwide Implementation of Alert Level System for COVID-19 Response shall be implemented and observed in Palawan and Puerto Princesa and other areas under Alert Level 1.
Individuals should still wear face masks in private and public establishments, public transportations, and outdoor and indoor areas. Work in private and public establishments can now operate at full capacity as long as staff and employees comply with the vaccination requirements needed for on-site work. Some workplaces can still opt for flexible and alternative work arrangements or between work-from-home or on-site work duty.
Off-site work duty in government offices shall be under work arrangements under rules subject to regulations issued by the Civil Service Commission and the Office of the President. Still, under the Alert Level 1 guidelines, government offices are now allowed to work on-site at 100% capacity.
Public transportation under Alert Level
1 is now allowed at full capacity.
Digital contact tracing in establishments is no longer compulsory, such as the StaySafe.PH application. The said app is optional for the use of establishments or agencies.
Isolation facilities are now not required.
Testing protocols under Alert Level 1 are still implemented but only to be administered as needed. Such protocols shall align with the national guidelines for those unvaccinated individuals or those individuals who have been exposed to COVID under IATF Resolution No. 148-B and No. 149, series of 2021. 
The RT-PCR testing shall be duly prioritized for senior citizens or individuals above 60 years old, persons with comorbidities, and healthcare workers. For other individual groups not mentioned, testing shall be optional.
Under Alert Level 1, foreign travel is also entirely welcome in the country. However, foreign tourists must comply with a negative RT-PCR test result taken 48 hours before departure. Foreign tourists should be fully vaccinated, and the point of origin belongs to 150 countries with visa-free arrangements.
Adults must have proof of full vaccination
upon entry into indoor establishments such as dine-in services, restaurants, and eateries, personal care establishments such as salons, cosmetic services and the like, fitness gyms, venues for sports and exercise, movie houses operating at full capacity, conferences and social events, indoor activities, events that are election-related, religious gatherings, and neurological services. However, outside dining and takeout food establishments and stalls no longer require proof of vaccination.
Fully vaxxed tourists in Palawan test positive for COVID-19
On the flipside, 15 foreign tourists visiting Tubbataha Reef in Palawan tested positive for COVID-19 and were immediately brought to a quarantine facility in Puerto Princesa, Palawan.  This group of individuals who tested positive consisted of 14 tourists
and one local staff of the yacht.