Everything You Need to Know If You're Traveling to Puerto Princesa

From what you need to bring to how to get there.

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(SPOT.ph) Palawan has been hailed time and again as one of the world's best islands. It boasts white-sand beaches, rich flora and fauna, and amazing rock formations. Now that quarantine restrictions are slowly being lifted, travelers can fly to Puerto Princesa and experience the city's foodie destinations, own strip of beaches and sand bars, and—of course—the renowned Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park. The city officially opened to domestic travelers on March 1 per City Resolution 29.

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Here's the official list of Puerto Princesa travel requirements (as of March 1, 2021):

What to Bring

  • Negative results of RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours (to be e-mailed directly by the Department of Health-accredited testing facility to Puerto Princesa City's Incident Management Team)
  • Confirmed booking from a Department of Tourism-accredited accommodation establishment
  • Tour itinerary booked from accredited travel agency
  • StaySafe app on your mobile phone

What to Expect

  • Travelers shall submit themselves to COVID-19 rapid antigen tests on their third and seventh day in the city. Costs to be shouldered by guests.
  • The StaySafe.ph app shall be used in all establishments within Puerto Princesa

How to Get There

Cebu Pacific, Air Asia, and Philippine Airlines have resumed their flights from Manila to Puerto Princesa.

For updates and the complete list of accredited tourism-related providers and establishments, follow Puerto Princesa Tourism on Facebook.

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