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We are all longing for a return to normalcy in our lives. Siargao Island has finally opened its doors to tourists from anywhere in the Philippines. For the city dwellers looking for holidays or simply to get away from the hustle and bustle, Siargao Island is an ideal place to be. The journey is not as swift as before, but it is worth it!

Inbound Travel Requirements

To all domestic and foreign tourists who wish to enter Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte - here are some new travel guidelines and requirements to help you plan your trip. Negative RT-PCR is still required for fully vaccinated travelers. Leisure travel is still not allowed for 18 years old and below and 66 years old and above.

TOURISTS FROM OUTSIDE SURIGAO DEL NORTE (Not invited by a SDN resident):
  1. Negative test result on the Real-Time Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction(RT-PCR) or negative result from COVID-19 Saliva Test taken within 48h of departure from point of origin.
  2. At least two (2) nights of confirmed booking from accommodation or establishment with Certificate of Authority to Operate (CAO) and Provisional Certificate of Authority to Operate (PCAO) by the Department of Tourism.
  3. Valid IDs of all guests.
  4. Download the S-Pass app on your phone. (This is where you're going to upload all the documents mentioned above).

Once all documents are uploaded,the approval from the S-Pass app will serve as your entry ticket which you need to show to your chosen airline or ferry(if traveling via sea).

TOURISTS FROM OUTSIDE SURIGAO DEL NORTE (Invited by a Local resident):
 
  1. Negative test result on the Real-Time Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction(RT-PCR) or negative result from COVID-19 Saliva Test taken within 48h of departure from point of origin.
  2. At least two (2) nights of confirmed booking from accommodation or establishment with Certificate of Authority to Operate (CAO) and Provisional Certificate of Authority to Operate (PCAO) by the Department of Tourism.
  3. Travel Certification issued by the Mayor of the City/Municipality of destination (within the Province of Surigao del Norte)
  4. Valid IDs of all guests.
  5. Download the S-Pass app. (This is where you're going to upload the documents mentioned above).

Once all documents are uploaded,the approval from the S-Pass app will serve as your entry ticket which you need to show to your chosen airline or ferry (if traveling via sea).

Returning Individuals, LSIs, ROFs, and APORs

All Inbound and Returning Individuals such as tourists, LSIs, ROFs, and APORs shall no longer be required to undergo quarantine except for the following reasons:
 
  1. No RT-PCR or Antigen negative result for inbound and returning individuals from outside the province until such time that he/she can present such a negative swab test result
  2. No baranggay certification that he/she is not a close contact of the confirmed positive case in any level, for inbound and returning individuals within the province including Siargao Municipalities with confirmed local transmission until such time that he/she can present negative swab test result
  3. Asymptomatic confirmed COVID-19 positive for 14 days in the Municipal Isolation Unit
  4. Close contacts of the confirmed COVID-19 positive for 14 days in the Municipal Quarantine Facility

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