Good news! The Philippines’ most popular surfing destination is now ready to welcome back visitors.
Siargao Island is one of the islands in Visayas and Mindanao that was hardly hit by Typhoon Odette last December 16, 2021 that caused many establishments and businesses to close for nearly two months.
A local official confirmed that the airport in Siargao has already re-opened as several tourist destinations on the island have been gradually recovered.
Philippine Airlines also shared the good news as they resume their flights to Siargao starting on February 22, using the 86-seater De Havilland Dash 8-400 NG aircraft.
Meanwhile, Cebu Pacific has yet to announce the resumption of their flights to Siargao Island.
If you are considering to travel to Siargao Island, make sure to prepare the following requirements:
- Negative COVID-19 Saliva test result (from Philippine Red Cross or PADLab only) or negative RT-PCR (swab) test result, valid within forty-eight (48) hours from the date of release of result. Fully vaccinated individuals may present their COVID-19 Domestic Vaccination Card duly issued by legitimate vaccinating establishments in lieu of the RT-PCR test.
- Valid ID
- Confirmed booking for at least two (2) nights from a DOT-accredited accommodation
Children who are seventeen (17) years old and below are exempted from presenting a negative RT-PCR test result and S-PaSS. An individual is considered fully vaccinated if it has been at least two (2) weeks since the last required dose.
Requirements may change from time to time without prior notice. Please continue checking with the local government unit of your destination for the latest updates.