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Last updated: PH Local Time, June 10, 2021

SIARGAO (IAO) Travel Guidelines


 Travel Permission

  • MGCQ: June 05 – 11, 2021
  • Allowed*
  • Learn more about Eligible Passengers for Domestic Travel
  • The entire City of Surigao and the Municipalities of Claver, Malimono, and Alegria, all this Province, will be placed under MECQ from June 05 to June 11, 2021.

Modified Limited No Travel Policy

  • All persons coming from Metro Manila and the Provinces of Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal are not allowed to travel to this Province until further orders, except:
    • Surigao del Norte Residents
    • Government APOR on a special mission
    • Private APOR with certification from the Mayor of the City/Municipality of destination within this Province that his/her business transaction in this Province is extremely necessary and cannot be postponed.
  • All airlines are also enjoined not to accept passengers, except Surigao del Norte Residents, Government APOR and Private APOR, with connecting flights from Manila-Cebu-Siargao/Surigao.
  • No person coming from the Province of Dinagat Islands shall be allowed to enter unless he/she can present a Negative RT-PCR Test or Antigen Test Result taken within forty-eight (48) hours prior to arrival in the province.
  • Clark to Siargao flights are closed until October 30, 2021.


Notes

  • All flights bound for Siargao (from any point of origin in the Philippines) shall only be allowed to board passengers at a maximum of 75% of the aircraft’s seating capacity.
  • HOTLINES: Passengers of airplanes and such other aircrafts going to Siargao Airport and/or Surigao Airport may call any of these hotlines of the Provincial Tourism Office for clarification and/or information: 0963-890-6038 or 0926-7519205
  • Post Antigen Test after 5 days from the date of arrival in the province of ALL TOURIST and PRIVATE APORs at their own cost. Those who will be tested positive shall be subjected further to Swan or Saliva RT-PCR Test at their own cost.
  • No traveler shall be required to undergo quarantine unless they exhibit symptoms upon arrival at the LGU destination.
  • Passengers shall be deported back to the point of origin to be shouldered by the airline.
  • All travel requirements (scanned or picture copies) shall be emailed in advance (prior to departure) by the passengers at the Provincial Tourism Office (sdntourism@gmail.com)
 TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS FOR PERSONS COMING FROM METRO MANILA AND THE PROVINCES OF BULACAN, CAVITE, LAGUNA, AND RIZAL



 Surigao Del Norte Resident


  • Negative RT-PCR Test or Saliva Test Result (taken within forty-eight (48) hours or two (2) days of release of the result)
    • All children who are seventeen (17) years old and below are exempted from presentation of negative result on RT-PCR Test (whether by Swab or Saliva sample
    • the only acceptable SALIVA RT-PCR negative test result is one conducted by the Philippine National Red Cross.
  • Valid Identification Card containing address in Surigao del Norte or Certificate of Acceptance issued by the Mayor of the City / Municipality of destination within this Province.

  APOR
(Authorized Persons Outside of 
  Residence)

Private APOR

  • Negative RT-PCR Test Result or Saliva Test (taken within forty-eight (48) hours or two (2) days of release of the result)
    • the only acceptable SALIVA RT-PCR negative test result is one conducted by the Philippine National Red Cross.
  • Valid Identification Card
  • Certification from the Mayor of the City/Municipality of destination within this Province that his/her business transaction in this Province is extremely necessary and cannot be postponed.
  • Confirmed booking of at least 2 nights from DOT-authorized accommodations.
    • Non-Resident Private APORs may be exempted from the requirement if they can present proof/s that they are coming to the province for the purpose of delivery or performance of essential goods and services.

Government APOR 

  • Negative RT-PCR Test Result or Saliva Test (taken within forty-eight (48) hours or two (2) days of release of the result)
    • the only acceptable SALIVA RT-PCR negative test result is one conducted by the Philippine National Red Cross.
  • Valid Identification Card
  • Travel/Mission Order issued by the Chief of Office
 TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS (EXCEPT THOSE PROHIBITED PERSONS FROM NCR PLUS BUBBLE AREAS)
   
  TOURIST
                                                                                                  



WALK-IN TOURISTS
  • Negative RT-PCR Test Result or Saliva Test (conducted by the Philippine National Red Cross) taken within forty-eight (48) hours or two (2) days from the date of release of the result
    • All children who are seventeen (17) years old and below are exempted from presentation of negative result on RT-PCR Test (whether by Swab or Saliva sample)
    • Travelers from NCR Plus ages below 18 and above 65 years old are permitted to travel for leisure provided that they undergo RT-PCR before travel (IATF Resolution 118-A).
    • The same requirement still applies to NCR Plus travelers that fall within the 18 to 65 age group (must follow existing Siargao protocols).
  • Valid Identification Card
  • Confirmed Booking of at least 2 nights from DOT-authorized accommodations

TOURIST invited by local resident of Surigao del Norte:

  • Negative RT-PCR Test or Saliva Test Result taken within forty-eight (48) hours or two (2) days of release of the result
    • All children who are seventeen (17) years old and below are exempted from presentation of negative result on RT-PCR Test (whether by Swab or Saliva sample)
    • the only acceptable SALIVA RT-PCR negative test result is one conducted by the Philippine National Red Cross.
  • Valid Identification Card
  • Certificate of Acceptance issued by the Mayor of the City/Municipality of destination (within the Province of Surigao del Norte)
 
  APOR
 (Authorized Persons Outside of 
  Residence)





NON-RESIDENT PRIVATE APOR

  • Negative RT-PCR Test Result or Saliva Test (conducted by the Philippine National Red Cross) taken within forty-eight (48) hours or two (2) days of release of the result.
  • Valid Identification Card
  • Confirmed Booking of at least 2 nights from DOT-authorized accommodations
    • Non-Resident Private APORs may be exempted from the requirement if they can present proof/s that they are coming to the province for the purpose of delivery or performance of essential goods and services.

GOVERNMENT APOR

  • Negative RT-PCR Test Result or Saliva Test (conducted by the Philippine National Red Cross) taken within forty-eight (48) hours or two (2) days from the date of release of the result
  • Valid Identification Card
  • Travel/Mission Order issued by the Chief of Office
 
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This page contains the travel rules and requirements for each province, city, or municipality in the Philippines. Please note that there may be multiple travel requirements for each destination on national and provincial levels. We would also like to remind passengers that these rules are subject to change by the issuing local government authority and are issued for passengers’ and the public’s safety. As these requirements may change at short notice, the advisories below are meant only as a guide. Please make sure that you have the correct and have completed the required documents before you travel.


*CAAP list of airports with LGU Clearance to resume commercial flights.  Some airports, while allowing the resumption of commercial flights, are subject to different documentary and passenger LGU restrictions.