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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

What to expect in Boracay Island's Re-opening on October 01, 2020

Aiming to revive the local tourism, Boracay Island will be re-opening to more local tourists starting October 01, 2020.

Boracay Island was partially opened since June 16, 2020, but tourists from the Western Visayas region only. Now, tourists from areas under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) including those in Manila will be allowed on the island. As for the age restriction, it is currently relaxed allowing travelers below 21 and above 60 years old with no comorbidity. The Department of Tourism (DOT) will also be implementing a "Test-Before-Travel" rule.

“Targeting a safe and calibrated resumption of tourism business, several measures have been prescribed by the Task Force that include Test-Before-Travel requiring a negative RT-PCR result 48 to 72 hours prior to travel to Boracay. Also, travelers will be advised to go on strict quarantine immediately after a test until the time of travel to the island,” Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said.




The only airport of entry for Boracay, for now, will be Godofredo P. Ramos Airport in Caticlan, Municipality of Malay. Below are the following documents that tourist must present upon arrival in Caticlan Airport:


a) A medical certificate issued by any government physician;

b) A travel authority pass issued by the Philippine National Police (PNP); 

c) A Health Declaration Card which can be found at aklan.gov.ph

d) A negative RT-PCR test results taken within 72 hours prior to their departure date; and 

e) Booking confirmation details for hotel/resort to be presented upon check-in and arrival





Upon Arrival in Cagban Port, take note of the following:


  • Tourists & Locals have their own separate lanes when they enter and are out of the island.
  • Before entering Cagban Port, tourists have a manual sanitation area.
  • Check body temperature and sanitize hands.
  • All tourists must have their own pens to log in.
  • All tourists must be properly wearing face masks and need to keep social distancing.
  • Face shields are only needed on the boat, tricycle, or van. 

 Updated Photos of Cagban Port

(As of September 29, 2020)


Boracay Island is known for its 4 kilometers long stretch of white sand beach, various water activities, and many hotels and resorts that offer pure relaxation. It’s regarded as one of the must-visit destinations not just in the Philippines but also in the whole world! And due to the LGU’s strict protocols in place, they managed to maintain low Covid-19 case count, making Boracay one of the leading destinations in the Philippines that would finally reopen.




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