Boracay island will no longer require RT-PCR test for tourists who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) starting November 16, according to Aklan Governor Florencio Miraflores.

“I’m happy to report na by November 16, next week, tatanggalin na namin yung requirement ng RT-PCR test sa mga lahat na pumupunta ng Boracay,” Miraflores said during a radio interview.

However, tourists are required to show their vaccination certificate which they can get via the Department of  Information and Communications Technology (DICT) website.

Miraflores added that vaccination cards from LGUs are also accepted as long as they have a QR code. 

“In the absence ng dalawang iyan, puwede rin silang kumuha ng vaccination certificate sa issuing LGU para makita namin kung saan talaga sila nagpabakuna,” he added.

In a separate interview on Super Radyo dzBB, Miraflores said minors are allowed as long as they are accompanied by their parents.

Miraflores also shared during an interview with GMA that minors are welcomed on the island as long as they are with their parents.

Other than Boracay, here are the other tourist destinations that no longer require Covid-19 tests and are now accepting just the vaccination cards: 

  • Clark Freeport Zone (except areas for travelers from areas under Enhanced Community Quarantine) 
  • Subic Bay Freeport Zone 
  • Tarlac (for travelers coming from areas under ECQ and modified ECQ) 
  • Southern Leyte 
  • Cebu Province
  • Bohol (With valid ID, S-Pass- approved/pending)
  • Mandaue City
  • Catbalogan City
  • Lapu-Lapu City
  • Naga
  • Masbate Province
  • Iloilo
  • Negros Occidental
  • Negros Oriental – (With valid ID)
  • Misamis Oriental
  • Davao Oriental
  • Tacloban City  
  • Maasin City 

Ronald Espartinez