2020 • 12 • 14

Like in numerous destinations in the Philippines, travel restrictions in Coron have been relieved after months of lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On December 1, 2020, this stunning Palawan destination reopened its doors to tourists.

Popular traveler spots like the twin Lagoon and Maquinit hot spring can now be went to again. but to guarantee the health and safety of the public, the local government is strictly enforcing health and safety protocols. The LGU also has a list of requirements that all tourists should present to be allowed entry.

If you are planning to head to Coron, here are the things you need to prepare and other things you need to know.

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List of Coron travel Requirements1. negative RT PCR test
2. confirmed booking with an accredited hotel or resort
3. confirmed trip schedule from an accredited trip operator
4. confirmed roundtrip tickets
5. Coron QR code
6. Traze App

Arrival Protocol1. undergo health Assessment.
2. coordinate with the front desk clerk at your hotel.

Frequently Asked questions (FAQs)Who are allowed to travel to Coron?
Are leisure trips allowed?
Are there available public transportation options?
Do restaurants allow dine in?
Is there a limited capacity for tours?
What if a traveler starts to manifest symptoms of COVID-19 while in Coron?
What is the protocol when leaving Coron?

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List of Coron travel Requirements

1. negative RT PCR test

All tourists should protected a negative RT-PCR test result conducted 48-72 hours before their flight.

The test should be done by a DOH-accredited COVID-19 testing laboratory.

2. confirmed booking with an accredited hotel or resort

You should have a copy of your confirmed booking at an lodging with a Certificate of Authority to operate (CAO) from the department of tourism (DOT) or a confirmation letter from the hotel or resort.

Here are just a few of the numerous properties on the list:

Coron Westown Resort
Sitio Dipulao, Brgy. Poblacion 6, Coron, Palawan
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Corto Del Mar Hotel
Comiseria street Barangay 1, Coron town Proper, Palawan
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The Ridge Coron
Tapyas Stairway, Coron town Proper, Coron
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Darayonan Lodge
132 national Highway, Barangay Poblacion, 1, Don Pedro St, Coron
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Club Paradise Palawan
Dimakya Island, Coron, Palawan
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Two seasons Coron Bayside Hotel
National road Barangay Tagumpay, Coron
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MORE options HERE: accredited CORON HOTELS!

3. confirmed trip schedule from an accredited trip operator

You ought to have a copy of your trip schedule or confirmation letter from a DOT-accredited trip operator.

You can find the list here: accredited CORON trip OPERATORS!

4. confirmed roundtrip tickets

Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines have direct flights to Busuanga airport (Francisco B. Reyes Airport), which is the gateway to Coron.

Booking has to be round trip.

5. Coron QR code

The QR code will serve as your pass upon entry and while you’re in Coron. To get a QR code, first, you need to register.

Here’s how:

Visit travel.corontourism.ph/register.

Enter your complete name, email address, and password then click create account.

Fill out the health declaration Form. You need to offer your personal details, flight information, accommodation, and trip provider.

Upload your negative RT-PCR test result taken 48-72 hours before your flight and the official receipt.

Upload your confirmed lodging booking, confirmed trip itinerary, and round trip ticket.

Once you’ve completed the health declaration form and uploaded all the required documents, you will get your Coron QR Code. print the QR code and save another copy on your mobile device.

6. Traze App

Traze is a contact tracing app for unified and automated contact tracing. This is required by the government for all passengers arriving or departing from any airport in the Philippines.

Download the app on your mobile device before going to the airport. You may check our post for much more details here: how TO download & use THE TRAZE APP!

Arrival Protocol

1. undergo health Assessment.

Upon arrival, all tourists should proceed to the triage area of Busuanga airport (Francisco Reyes Airport).

If exhibiting symptoms, antigen testing will be required. The cost of the antigen test amounting to Php 3,500 shall be paid by the tourist.

If you evaluated positive, you will be sent to the isolation room of your booked hotel or the local government identified center for COVID-19 positives.

If the test is negative, you may continue and enter the island.

2. coordinate with the front desk clerk at your hotel.

Limited movement is strictly enforced in Coron and because of this, wandering around the town is not allowed.

You should coordinate your schedule with the front desk clerk at your hotel so they may work with your touring agency. They will also organize your transportation for you.

Every movement should be logged for contact tracing purposes.

Frequently Asked questions (FAQs)

Who are allowed to travel to Coron?

Filipino citizens and foreign residents in the Philippines aged 15-65 years old are allowed to travel to Coron.

Are leisure trips allowed?

Yes, but all trips should be pre-arranged with a dot accredited trip operator.

Are there available public transportation options?

If you need transportation while in Coron, coordinate with your hotel so they can organize it for you.

Keep in mind that cars are at 50% capacity, and physical distancing is a must.

Wearing of a face mask and face shield is also mandatory.

Do restaurants allow dine in?

Yes, however, they have at 50% capacity, which is why prior reservations are recommended.

There’s also a 10pm curfew for restaurants, and health protocols should be observed.

Is there a limited capacity for tours?

Yes, boats and destinations both operate on a 50% capacity. health protocols should be observed as well.

What if a traveler starts to manifest symptoms of COVID-19 while in Coron?

If you start to manifest symptoms of COVID-19, you should have an assessment at the Municipal health Office. You will be required to get a Sofia Antigen Test. The Php 3500 fee will be at your expense. You will also stay at a designated hotel for COVID-19 positives.

If you develop severe symptoms of COVID-19, you will be sent to Culion general Sanitarium for Medication. All medical and lodging bills related to COVID-19 while in the municipality of Coron or Culion are to be shouldered by the tourist.

What is the protocol when leaving Coron?

On the day of your departure in Coron, you should go directly to the airport from your hotel. Stopovers are not allowed.

You ought to also prepare the required documents for entry to your next destination.

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