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The Department of Tourism has recently announced the reopening of Boracay beginning October 1. This comes as good news for those who had plans to go to the world-famous island pre-pandemic but obviously had to cancel due to the health risks of travelling and strict lockdown orders.

Before booking that flight to Aklan, though, keep this in mind—there are additional requirements for visitors to ensure that safety measures are observed among leisure travellers.

  • A medical certificate issued by any government physician
  • A Health Declaration Card downloadable at aklan.gov.ph
  • A negative RT-PCR test results taken within 72 hours prior to the departure date
  • Booking confirmation details for hotel/resort to be presented upon check-in and arrival

The initial list of required documents included a travel authority pass issued by the Philippine National Police (PNP), but Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat has clarified that it is not needed. A medical certificate from a government-accredited doctor is not a requirement, too.

As of writing, all major local airline companies are resuming regular flights to and from Caticlan Airport.

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has scheduled flights to Caticlan on October 1, 4, 9 and 11 and will have regular twice weekly Manila-Caticlan-Manila schedule operating every Friday and Sunday from October 16 onwards.

Cebu Pacific Air intends to fly to and from Boracay, thrice weekly (every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday), while AirAsia Philippines is offering promo fares for as low as P8, as well as flights and hotel combo deals up to 30 percent off.

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