Baler Drops Test Requirement for Fully Vaccinated Travelers

Dipaculao is also now open to travelers.

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( Baler in Aurora, touted as the "Birthplace of Philippine Surfing," reopened their beaches to local travelers on November 10. Back then, the list of travel requirements included negative RT-PCR test results taken within 72 hours. But following Aurora's shift to Alert Level 2 on November 16, fully vaccinated travelers can just use their proof of vaccination in lieu of the COVID-19 test requirement. Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals still need to negative RT-PCR test results taken within 72 hours.


Also read: 10 Laid-Back Beach Rentals for Your Next Baler Weekend

Aside from Baler, the municipalities of Dipaculao, Dilasag, Dingalan, and Dinalungan are now open to tourism.

Ampere Beach in Dipaculao
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Here's an updated list of Baler travel requirements (as of November 22):

  • S-PaSS registration
  • Valid I.D.
  • Vaccination certificate from
  • Confirmed hotel booking

The vaccination certificate needs to be uploaded on the S-PaSS registration page, specifically the space for RT-PCR test results. The hotel booking and roundtrip should be uploaded as one document (.doc or .pdf) file through the "Other documents" tab.

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