Sun. Jan 24th, 2021

Coron Island, one of the most popular destinations in Palawan, will start accepting only Filipino tourists and foreigners residing in the country starting December 1, the Department of Tourism (DOT) announced on Tuesday.

“Coron, Palawan awaits your return to its magnificent limestone rock formations and stunning lagoons as it opens for domestic travel on December 1, 2020,” it said on its official Twitter account.

Coron will implement a 50-percent carrying capacity with corresponding minimum health protocols.

Based on the approved guidelines and protocols for prospective visitors to Coron, Filipino citizens or foreigners residing in the Philippines aged 15 to 65 may enter the island for leisure purposes.

To schedule a trip to Coron, the visitor must book via a DOT-certified accommodation establishment first.

A negative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) result within 48 to 72 hours before arrival is also required. Visitor must also register and fill up the required health declaration form, which may be accessed soon at www.corontourism.ph.

Once the registration is approved, the visitor will be given a unique QR code, which will serve as a pass upon entry and while in Coron.

Upon check-in, the visitor needs to present the negative RT-PCR test; roundtrip ticket, and confirmed booking itinerary.

All tourists will also undergo health assessment at the triage area of Francisco Reyes Airport in Coron. SOVEREIGNPH

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